Karen Lynn Gimmel


Karen Lynn Gimmel, age 54, of Buckhannon, W.Va., died Tuesday, September 27, 2022, with her lifelong companion, Christopher Michael Pyles, in Buckhannon. She was born December 5, 1967, in Cleverly, Md., and daughter of the late Andrew Williams Gimmel and Dorothy Marie Hyre.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Kimberly Gimmel. 

She is survived by one daughter, Brittany Pyles, of Buckhannon; one son, Michael Pyles, of Buckhannon; one grandson, Elijah Deming, of Buckhannon; and one brother, Andy Gimmel of W.Va.

Karen was the First Assistant Manager at McDonald’s, where she had worked for over 34 years.

Friends were received Thursday, October 6, 2022, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Ed Lowther officiating. In honoring Karen’s wishes, she will be cremated after the services.

 In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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