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Obituary for Karen Ann Howard (Laughner)

Karen Ann Howard, age 75 of Cookeville, Tennessee passed from this life Thursday, February 25, 2021, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

She was born Saturday, April 14, 1945 in Frankfort, Indiana. She was the daughter of the late Alvin and Agnes (Hubert) Laughner.

She was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, and friend to all who knew her. She was an English Professor primarily at TTU in Cookeville,TN, and Volunteer State in Livingston, TN. She was the type of Teacher who not only taught English but also taught Life Skills, as many of her former students remember her fondly to this day. She enjoyed UK Basketball, reading books, and Opera.

Karen is survived by:

1 Daughter:
Angie Howard of Louisville, KY

2 Sons:
Brian Howard and Eric Howard both of Cookeville, TN

1 Granddaughter:
Talia Howard of Cookeville, TN

1 Sister:
Janice Davison of Indiana

2 Brothers:
Alvin Laughner and Mike Laughner both of Indiana

Several Nieces and Nephews

Karen had chosen cremation and a Memorial Service may be held at a later date.