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Karen Lee Tinker

Posted By Hall-Wynne On June 28, 2014 @ 12:00 am In Durham,Obituaries | No Comments

Karen Lee Tinker went Home, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Karen passed away peacefully at her home after a 7 year battle with cancer, surrounded by the love of her husband and children. She was born January 16, 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Those left to treasure Karen’s memory are Terry, her husband of 59 years, her children Terrance Jr., and wife Alison, Tammy Collins and her husband Bobbie, Timothy and his wife Carole, and Karen Whittemore and husband Derek; seventeen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who cherished her time with family and friends. Those who knew Karen remember her kindness and love, her inspiring smile, laugh and humor. She was truly a beautiful person and will be greatly missed by many and forgotten by none who knew her,

A Funeral Mass will be held to honor her life at St. Thomas More Church in Chapel Hill on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 10am.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, UNC-CH CB#7295, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7295

“Never in front of you, Never behind you, Always beside you”…Love, Karen

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Condolence from Uma and Greg Chugha on July 8th, 2014 12:00 am

We knew Karen for over three years with our connections to Duke and UNC. Both Greg and I had the opportunity for taking care of her during her Cardiac Rehab program in UNC the past few months. We have yet to see a more bubbly and joyous person in spite of all the handicaps. We just love her and pray for her soul. Our condolences to her nearest and dearest who we are sure will sorely miss her. May her soul rest in peace. Love, Uma and greg

Condolence from Jeff & Connie Douglas on July 9th, 2014 12:00 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Condolence from Jo Anne & Joe Rodri on July 9th, 2014 12:00 am

We shall remember with joy, all of the good times we shared when you lived in Wilson. Prayers to all of the family.Fondly, Jo Anne & Joe

Condolence from Pam Wallace Barr on July 10th, 2014 12:00 am

Tammy and family. I am sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

Condolence from Ray Eveland on July 23rd, 2014 12:00 am

Our Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time

Deb & Ray Eveland

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