Karen Holcomb Mennen 67 of Rural Kirklin, IN, died at 3:45 p.m. June 27, 2010 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis, IN. Born May 15, 1943 in Edinburgh, IN to the late Hosey William & Josephine (King) Holcomb. She married Gene Mennen on May 29, 1991 in Lebanon and he survives. Mrs. Mennen was a 1960 graduate of Madison High School and received her Bachelor degree from I.U. and her Master degree from Butler University. An English Teacher, she taught at Clinton Central High School for over 30 years, retiring in 1999. She was a member of the Indiana State Teachers Assoc. (ISTA), Delta Kappa Gamma Education Sorority and received the Hoosier Teacher of English Award in 1991. She enjoyed reading and oil painting.
Visitation and Services
Private Family Services will be held, with burial in Zionsville Cemetery.
Husband: Gene Mennen of Rural Kirklin
2 Sisters: Gail (Will) Sims of Hanover and Kathy (Jaye) Holcomb Lahee of Columbus
Step Daughter: Christine Mennen of Indianapolis
Step Son: Brett (Debbie) Mennen of Michigantown
1 Grandchild, Kelsey Mennen
Special Niece, Sheila Sims of Madison and several other nieces and nephews also survive.