Karen Weigand Eakins

  • Born: May 1, 1940
  • Died: April 2, 2015
  • Location: Carmel, Indiana

Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Center Carmel

325 E Carmel Dr
Carmel, IN 46032

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Karen Weigand Eakins, 74, passed away peacefully on April 2 at her home in Carmel, surrounded by her beloved family. She will long be remembered for her sunny disposition, ready smile, infectious laugh and friendly manner. She was loyal and caring to her many friends to whom she faithfully sent birthday cards or just a little note to say hello.

She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and a lifetime member of Fairview Presbyterian Church where she served as a Deacon and taught Sunday school. She was an active member of the Woodpark Neighborhood Social Association, loved shopping with her friends, going for long car rides, having lunch with high school friends or sorority sisters, playing bridge and spending time in Florida.

While at School 86 and also at Shortridge High School, Karen was a Girl Scout whose troop #43 sold enough cookies to sail on the Queen Mary to Europe and tour for 2 months. They had a wonderful reunion several years ago in California where the ship is now moored.

She was very athletic, whether swimming on the Riviera Club team, diving at Woodstock, dancing at Mrs. Gates' School, cheerleading at Shortridge or doing gymnastics at Tumble and Trample of which she was part owner. She continued her interest in physical education at Indiana University where she received her B.S. in education and later at Butler University where she obtained her Masters degree. Many students will remember her fondly as their P.E./Health teacher in the Washington Township Schools where she taught for 25 years.

Karen was predeceased by her parents Dr. Clayton and Helen Weigand and by her brother Dr. Philip Weigand. She is survived by her loving husband Waverly Eakins, by her daughter Becky Harding Pritchett (Steve) and their children Ali and Maddie, by her step-daughter Karla Payne (Tim) and their children Jacob, Ian and Connor, and by her sister Ann Weigand (Alan Hedges).

Arrangements were entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan – Carmel, 325 East Carmel Drive, Carmel, where visitation will take place Monday, April 13, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Services will be Tuesday, April 14, at 11:00 a.m., also at Flanner and Buchanan. Interment will follow at Crown Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Fairview Presbyterian Church, 4609 North Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, 46208. Online condolences may be shared by visiting www.flannerbuchanan.com


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With love and fond memories of your wonderful mom! We know she is in a good place and is at peace knowing you all are surrounded by the love and support of family and friends.

Posted by The Pahud Family    April 13, 2015

Karen and I were friends, teaching associates and business partners for many years. We had many, many good times and shared moments. While we went our own ways more than 35 years ago, she always had a place in my memories along with her parents, brother, sister and, her daughter, Becky. Miss you all.

Posted by John Emry - Franklin, IN - An old friend   April 12, 2015

No one could be more blessed that to have Karen as your best friend. She was a thoughtful, loving and caring person with a heart of gold. With her positive attitude and determination she survived situations while most would have thrown in the towel. She will be sorely missed but left behind memories that will last us all a life time. Much love to her incredible family she was so proud of and loved dearly. Barbara and Veigh

Posted by Barbara & Veigh Summers - Indianapolis, IN - Friends   April 08, 2015

Dear Becky and Waverly--I am so sorry. Karen was such a great person. Some of my happiest NV memories involve Karen--our craft group, decorating for the monthly breakfast events, and the morning meetings in the library.

Posted by Kitzi Chotlos-Love - Bellevue, NE - Friend   April 07, 2015

Betty Bilbrey

Posted by A friend   April 06, 2015

Anne and Bill Marty send deepest sympathy to Karens family, especially to Waverly who was so diligent and caring in Karens recent illness. Our bridge group and water aerobics group will miss ou dear friend very much. We are all very close.

Posted by A friend   April 06, 2015

Waverly, Becky, Steve, Ali, Maddie, Karla, Tim, Jacob, Ian, Connor, and Ann. I am saddened by your great loss. May the memories which you created together with Karen sustain you in the days ahead. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Carolyn Parrott - Carmel, IN - Neighbor in Wood Park   April 04, 2015

Karen was such a lovely outgoing lady, and a wonderful Theta. I loved having her and Waverly as my neighbors, Waverley and family, my thoughts are with you all--keeping you in my thoughts and prayers... Sue Ellen Greenlee and Gordon Graham

Posted by Sue Ellen Greenlee - Carmel, IN - Friend, Sorority sister   April 04, 2015


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