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Karmel Kaye (Knedler) Payton

June 5, 1958 ~ March 5, 2021 (age 62)


Karmel Kaye Payton, age 62 of Washington CH, Ohio passed away March 5, 2021 surrounded by her family at Mount Carmel Hospital in Grove City. She was born on June 5, 1958 in Fayette County. Karmel was a Miami Trace graduate in the class of 1976 and proceeded to obtain her LPN at FCMH School of Practical Nursing. She worked as a nurse through the years at Fayette Co. Memorial Hospital, Main Medical (in Wilmington), Southern Ohio Heath Network, Physicians for Women and recently retired from the Fayette County Health Department. She was an amazing mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family & grandkids, traveling with her husband, attending her grandkids games/events, cooking, gardening & crafting.  Karmel is preceded in death by her father, Ircel Knedler Jr. She is survived by her mother Jana Knedler (of WCH); sisters, Kindra (Gregg) Bolsinger (Cincinnati) and Kim (Kevin) Yowler (Beavercreek); her high school sweetheart and husband of 44 years Thom Payton (of WCH); her son Chad (Kathy) Payton; daughter, Jenna (Wesley) Dawes (both of WCH); and 5 grandchildren, Sidney, Cotey & Carley Payton and Westin & Lanie Dawes. Arrangements will be taken care of by Edgington Funeral Home. No funeral or memorial service is immediately planned. The family will notify loved ones in the future if a service is scheduled. Karmel was a member of the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church and if desired, memorial contributions in her memory may be directed there at 4679 St. Rt. 41, Washington CH, OH 43160. To leave an online condolence for the family, visit

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