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Updated: 11/13/2013 08:00:04AM

Karen Sue Hall

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Karen Sue Hall, 71, of North Port, Fla., passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, with her family by her side, at Charlotte Harbor Healthcare in Port Charlotte, Fla.

She was born March 27, 1942, in Mansfield, Ohio, to Harold and Lillian LeMunyon.

Karen graduated from Mansfield Senior High in 1960, and moved with her family to Port Charlotte. In 1962, she married Calvin M. “Gator” Hall, in part because she claimed, “He beat up all my other boyfriends.” They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last year. Karen was an avid bowler, to say the least. She was a charter member of the Charlotte County Women’s Bowling Association, and was its Secretary/Treasurer. Karen won numerous awards and was the “Woman Bowler of the Decade” 1980-1989. She was inducted into the CCWBA Hall of Fame in 1991.

“A special thank-you to Dr. Scott D. Lunin of Florida Cancer Specialists for his compassionate treatment of Karen’s illness, myelofibrosis/multiple myeloma, which took her life.”

She will be greatly missed by her husband, Calvin “Gator” Hall; brother, George (Cheryl) LeMunyon; son, Steven (Diana) Hall; daughters, Shellee (Cindy Booher) and Ashlee (Jack) Donlan; and grandchildren, Jake, Colbee, Shelbi, Brice and Brady.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 10 a.m. until a service to celebrate Karen’s life at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services, with Pastor George Abosamra officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation via; or to Tidewell Hospice. To express condolences to the family, please visit and sign the online guest book.

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