SPRINGFIELD - Nithyakala Karuppaswamy (Kala akka for her siblings, and Nithya to her friends), 51, entered into eternal peace on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at her beloved home in Springfield.

Nithya worked at the University of Illinois-Springfield as an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development Counseling.

Cremation will be accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center following ceremonies.

Visitation and Hindu Ceremony: Family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the ceremony at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to UIF/UIS Dr. Nithyakala Karuppaswamy Fund, One University Plaza, PAC 591, Springfield, IL 62703.

Please visit to offer your condolences.

Funeral Home

Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home
900 South Sixth Street Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 544-4646

Published in The State Journal-Register on May 4, 2013