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Karlee Paige (Wilhelm) McDermitt

February 22, 1996 — January 22, 2023

Karlee Paige (Wilhelm) McDermitt, 26, of Bethel Park, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2023 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 22, 1996 in Greensburg and grew up in Blythedale. She is survived by her husband, Arthur “Artie” McDermitt, of Bethel Park; parents, John and Kathy (Keddie)Wilhelm of Elizabeth Township; brother, John Wilhelm of Corpus Christi, TX., sisters, Katelyn (Jordan McKelvey) Wilhelm and Katrinia Wilhelm of Elizabeth Township and Kayla (Brendan) Batchelor of Chagrin Falls, OH. She was also aunt of Declan, Bri, John Jr., and Maddie; and great aunt to Finan. Karlee graduated from Elizabeth Forward High School before attending Slippery Rock University where she met the love of her life, Artie. While Artie served in the US Army, Karlee supported and awaited his safe return home. The two were married September 18, 2021 and celebrated alongside their family and friends. Karlee loved to travel, was generous with her time and a spirited woman. She loved animals, especially their dogs Tanner (who is waiting for her), Hank and Katie, both of whom were a great comfort to her in the last year. Her family and friends will love and remember her always. Karlee was preceded in death by her grandparents Paul and Gertrude “Gert” Wilhelm, grandparents Aloysius “Al” and Beryl Keddie, aunt Laureen Keddie, aunt Celia Watson Keddie, and cousin Matthew McCabe and Karlee is survived by aunts and uncles Paula (Denny) Deppen, of Boston; Sharon (Mike) Chudzinski, of Fremont, OH; Joan (Tom) Sachs, of Flagstaff, AZ; Larry Wilhelm, of Columbus, OH; Bart (Carla) Wilhelm, of Napoleon, OH; Lenny Wilhelm, of Fremont, OH; Steve (Lisa) Wilhelm, of Fremont, OH; Sharon (Theodore) Opfar, of Versailles; James Keddie, of Richmond, TX., Cousins Nathan (Kristi) Sachs, Ann (Andrew) Wright, Neil (Selena Smith) Sachs, Whitney (Mark McNeal) Deppen, Abigail Chudzinski McCabe, Kyle Deppen, Jill (Jason) Moore, Hilary (Brandon Rooker) Deppen, Phillip Wilhelm, Zachary (Tiffany) Wilhelm, Stephanie (Brad) Osborne, Kerri (Charles) James, Luke Wilhelm, Amanda (Cory) Menke, Danni (Dakota) Shay, Felicity Keddie, Jeremy Keddie, Stacie (Loren) Fisher, Kellie (Michael) Gerlach. Also survived by her mother-in-law Melissa McDermitt, father-in-law Arthur (Kimberly) McDermitt Jr., Lawrence and Judith Klima; Austin (Tricia) McDermitt, Allison McDermitt, John McDermitt, Jay McDermitt, Nathan McDermitt, Darlene Whitfield, Nicholas Smutney, and Matthew Smutney. Memorial Contributions in Karlee’s memory can be made to One Day to Remember at www.onedaytoremember or the Elizabeth Forward Swim Team. Friends are welcome Wednesday, January 25, 2023 from 2 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township (412) 751-5000. Drew J. Gilbert, director. Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday at 3 pm. with The Rev. Robert Fagan officiating. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

12:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Thursday, January 26, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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6028 Smithfield St, Boston, PA 15135

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