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Karen Dugan Newby

July 7, 1941 ~ May 23, 2020 (age 78)


Karen Dugan Newby, 78, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at her home in Charlestown, Indiana. She was born on July 7, 1941 to the late Florian and Mary Marjorie Dugan in Vevay, Indiana. Karen retired from the United States Census Bureau. In the earlier years she worked at ICI America. She was a member of the Speed Memorial Church, Southern Indiana Garden Club, and a former member of the Job’s Daughters. Karen was a Master Gardner and the former co-owner of Auto Body of Louisville. She thoroughly enjoyed gardening, shopping, boating and spending time with family and friends, but especially her grandchildren. She loved to attend her grandchildren’s sporting events. Karen was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Paul E. Newby.    


Survivors include her daughters, Deanna “Dee” Wurm (Dave) of Charlestown, Micah Hedrick ( Brian) of Jasper, Georgia, grandchildren, Zachary Holland, Chelsea, Holland, Blake Wurm, Savannah Hedrick, Taryn Hedrick and her nephew, Greg Kinslow (Becky). 

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg with interment to follow at Sellersburg Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and on Saturday from 11:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the Funeral Home. Memorial Contributions can be made to: Hosparus of Southern Indiana (502 Hausfeldt Lane, New Albany, Indiana 47150) and to Clark County Humane Association (2702 Middle Rd, Jeffersonville, IN 47130).

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May 29, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Garr Funeral Home
7806 Hwy 311
Sellersburg, IN 47172

Funeral Service
May 30, 2020

12:00 PM
Garr Funeral Home
7806 Hwy 311
Sellersburg, IN 47172


Hosparus of Southern Indiana
502 Hausfeldt Lane, New Albany IN 47150

Adaptive Hospice
702 N. Shore Drive Suite 201, Jeffersonville IN 47130

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