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Karen L. Koch

January 26, 1955 — June 19, 2024

Little Genesee, NY

Karen L. Koch “beloved mother and grandmother”

LITTLE GENESEE, NY---Karen L. Koch, 69, of Little Genesee, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in Wellsville Manor Care Center, Wellsville, after a long illness.

Born on Wednesday, January 26, 1955 in Buffalo, she was a daughter of Donald and Ethel Horton. On August 21,1974 in St. John’s Church in Alden, she married Jerome A. “Jerry” Koch, who passed away on May 26, 2019.

Karen was a graduate of West Seneca High School. She was a loving and caring wife and mother.

Left to cherish her memory are a son, Wheeler A. Koch of Little Genesee; a grandson, Wheeler A. Koch, Jr.; a granddaughter, Kelsa A. Koch; and two sisters, Donna and Sandra.

Karen was predeceased by her parents and husband

In keeping with Karen’s wishes, no public services will be held.

Karen’s son entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.

To express condolences, light a candle or share a fond memory of Karen, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

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