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Karen Sue (Neilson) LaMantia

July 25, 1956 ~ October 6, 2022 (age 66)


Karen Sue LaMantia, 66, passed away on Thursday October 6th 2022  in Monticello,  Indiana.

She is survived by her husband and best friend of 53 years; Daniel LaMantia, their 3 daughters; Nicole (Joshua) Williams, Coral (Chris) Ahola and Danielle Barkwell, 3 grandsons; Christian, Hunter, and Caleb, and 2 sisters; Nancy Auksel and Mary Bixenman, as well as many well loved nieces, nephews. 

She graduated from Highland High School in 1975, was a professional clown, she was a missionary who worked all over the world and a talented crafter, and herbalist.

She always loved with her whole heart and gave everything she had. She was a comfort to all who knew and loved her and they appreciated her hugs and her beautiful dimpled smile.

She was preceded in death by;parents, Betty Jo and Robert Neilson; siblings, Robert V. Neilson, Kathy Ann Neilson, and Betty Jean Henderson. 

There will be a graveside service on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at Bicknell Memorial Gardens, 5057 N. Bicknell Rd. Bicknell, IN 47512. Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Bicknell Chapel is honored to be entrusted with arrangements. The family welcomes online condolences at

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Graveside Service
October 13, 2022

11:00 AM
Bicknell Memorial Gardens, Fredrick

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