OBITUARY

Karen E. Beil

December 31, 1956May 14, 2019

Karen E. Beil, age 62, of Newburgh, IN, passed away on May 14, 2019, as a result of metastatic breast cancer.

Karen was a 1975 graduate of Van Buren High School in Brazil, IN, and a 1977 graduate of Indiana State University in Terre Haute, IN. She had a 25-year career as an administrative assistant at Newburgh United Methodist Church where she was also an active member.

Karen was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Beil also of Newburgh, IN; father and mother, Harold and Delores Rodgers of Knightsville, IN; and mother-in-law, Eileen Beil of St. John, IN.

She is survived by her daughters, Ashley Beil (Micah Trotti) and Lindsey Caravello (Mark); father-in-law, James Beil of St. John, IN; sister, Debra Cress (Dean) of Knightsville, IN; brother, Andrew Rodgers (Cindy) of Navarre, FL; brother-in-law, Richard Beil (Angie) of Frankfort, IL; brother-in-law, David Beil (Tammy) of Carbon, IN; sister-in-law, Linda Jordan of Dyer, IN; nieces and nephews, Derek Cress (Andrea), Devin Cress (Melissa), Anne Owen (Zach), Laura Lorenz (Mike), Carolyn, Cheryl Kilmark (Anders), Molly, Kalyn (fiancé Wes) and Travis; and great-nieces and nephews, Jordin, Ayden, Corey and Caden Cress, Madison and Rebecca Lorenz, Ellie, Evan and Emmett Owen and Ealinn Worland.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Newburgh United Methodist Church, 4178 Indiana 261, Newburgh, IN, officiated by Pastor Craig Duke with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, 5333 State Road 261, Newburgh, IN.

In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Fund has been established in Karen's name at Newburgh United Methodist Church.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 18, 2019

Memories

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Allison Traynham

May 17, 2019

Although I didn't know Karen well personally, I know how loved and important she was to her daughter, my friend Lindsey. I'm willing to bet that anyone who has spent time with Lindsey heard about Karen at least once during every conversation! My favorite memory of her is from a few years ago. Lindsey, Mark, and I had been to Vegas a few times together with a group of friends, but that year, Karen and Ashley joined us. Karen might have inspired us a little bit to stay on our best behavior, but I was definitely impressed by her ability to hang with the Vegas crew!

I'm so grateful that Karen raised a wonderful daughter who is thoughtful, genuine, and a whole lot of fun to be around. My thoughts are with your family and I wish I could be there in person to offer my support, but I'm sending love from Chicago!

-Allison Traynham (friend of Lindsey and Mark)

Theresa Maher

May 17, 2019

I miss our long walks around the neighborhood with your mom and dad. We would often walk until it was too dark to see, just enjoying our time together. They loved both of you very much, Ashley and Lindsey, and were so proud of the adults you have become. I’ll miss you Karen!

Jane Garbig

May 16, 2019

I am so sorry. Karen was a dear, sweet friend. She will be missed, but not forgotten.

Susan Burgdorf

May 16, 2019

So very sad! Karen has been our church secretary for so long will be strange and sad not to see this smiling, pleasant person there always glad to help. She will be very much missed! Sorry for your loss as well as ours. 😕

Lynda Feeguson

May 16, 2019

Karen was an not only a person with a wonderful personality she was also an amazing teacher and boss. She taught me everything there was in the church office. She was also one person who did not believe in gossip. She always kept an open mind and always had a smile on her face. I miss her terribly. She was an amazing person and will be missed.

Ed Butch

May 16, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. I knew your dad pretty well. We hired in at Alcoa the same day in 1978. I don’t know what else to say except I’m sorry.

Mary Alice Grace

May 16, 2019

Karen was one of the nicest people I’ve known. The office time I spent with her was always delightful, such a good listener. The joy and pride she had in her girls was obvious, may God bless and comfort them now and days to come.
Rest In Peace dear one
Blessings
Mary Alice Grace

Joan Cecil

May 16, 2019

Karen was always a kind and dear NUMPS mom. I had the pleasure of having Lindsey in my 3 year old class. Karen and daughters always came with smiles and sweet dispositions. She was a wonderful mom and loved her girls very much.

Melody Barnhart

May 16, 2019

Karen was one of the four Knightsville friends we grew up with riding bikes having slumber parties at our birthday’s and cruising town when we got our license. We knew everything about each other and learned about life as 4 girls could talk and laugh about growing up. There was never a dull moment when we were all together , I will miss you my friend love ❤️ Mel

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY