Karen K. Teaters-Pugh
At 4:45pm on February 14, 2014, Karen K. Teaters-Pugh departed this world at Parkview Nursing Home surrounded by family and friends. Karen was born on June 7, 1941, in Rock Island, Illinois. She obtained her B.S. in education from Eastern Illinois University and M.S.W. from Indiana University. Karen spent many years as a Psychiatric Social Worker, having been employed at Mulberry Center, Southwestern Indiana Mental Health Center, Larue D. Carter Hospital, and the Monroe County Youth Shelter. She had served with the American Red Cross Swim Health Unit and was a member of the NASW and the ACSW. Karen had also attended New Bethel Baptist Church. She enjoyed making greeting cards, bowling, dancing, and playing cards. She also enjoyed making jewelry and was the owner of the Purple Moon Beadery. Above all else, family was most important to Karen. She was much beloved, and we already miss her very much.
Survivors include her loving husband of more than 22 years, Kenneth Pugh; children, Cynthia (John) Egloff, Patricia (Eric) Garber, and Elizabeth Reynolds; step-children, Cathy (Michael) Thompson and Sherri (Jeff) Kerner; grandchildren, Mathew Marker, Lillian Egloff, Sean Egloff, Kelsey Reynolds, Shane Reynolds, and Erica Garber; step-grandchildren, Nathanial White, Blaine Kerner, and Adrienne Kerner; great granddaughter, Kylie Pettry; and siblings, John "Jack" Teaters, Jim Teaters, and Debra Marks.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 17, 2014, at 12:00pm at Sunset Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may visit with the family from 2 to 8pm on Sunday and from 11am until service time on Monday at the funeral home. The family would like to thank the nurses and aids at Deaconess Palliative Care Sevices, the nurses and aids at Pine Haven Rest and Rehabilitation, and the nurses and aids at Parkview Nursing Home, especially Mary.
Published in Courier Press on Feb. 16, 2014