Karin Hellman Muncie
Karin Hellman Muncie
  • October 29, 1934 - January 25, 2018
  • Texas

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Karin H. Muncie, 83, of West Lafayette, Indiana died Thursday January 25, 2018 at Memorial Hermann Northeast hospital in Humble, Texas. A nearly lifelong resident of Indiana, she was born October 29, 1934 in Gary, Indiana to the late Arne and Nancy Edstrom Hellman. Karin graduated from Horace Mann High School in 1952 and received Bachelors and Masters degrees from Purdue University. On June 14, 1969 she married John Richard Muncie in Lafayette, Indiana. Karin taught English at Tecumseh Junior High School until her retirement in 1994. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and enjoyed being a member of the bell choir at her church. Karin was a member of Pi Beta Phi fraternity and an avid bridge player. She was a beloved sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Surviving are her brother Karl H. Hellman (Carol) of Portland Oregon, children Gregg J. Howsmon (Debra) of Kingwood, Texas, Lynda S. Buckler (Mike) of Advance, North Carolina, Colleen J. Muncie of New Braunfels, Texas, David J. Muncie (Mary Jo) of San Antonio, Texas, grandchildren Adam, Daniel, Matthew and Hanna Howsmon, Libby and Bret Buckler, John Guinn, Nicholas and Madisson Muncie, and a great granddaughter Hadley Howsmon. Karin was preceded in death by her husband John Muncie, a sister Kristin Moore and a granddaughter Laura Howsmon. Visitation will be from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Holy Comforter Lutheran Church, 1901 Woodland Hills Drive, Kingwood, Texas. Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM at Holy Comforter Lutheran Church following the visitation, Pastor Barb Bartling officiating. There will also be a memorial service on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1005 N 21st Street, Lafayette, Indiana, Pastor David Doane officiating. Entombment will be at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens, West Lafayette, Indiana.
Those wishing to do so may contribute to the American Lung Association, March of Dimes or Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Lafayette Indiana. You may sign the guest book and leave memories at www.kingwoodfuneralhome.com.