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Huffman, Karla K.
Karla Kaye Huffman, age 45, of Galesburg and formerly of Bettendorf, Iowa, died Saturday, September 10, 2011 at her home in Galesburg.

She was born on November 8, 1965 in Davenport, Iowa, the daughter of Carl Francis and Karen E. (Miller) Huffman.

Karla is survived by two daughters, Kortney Rupp of Monmouth, Illinois and Kelsie Rupp ; her fiancé, Alan L. Andresen of Galesburg; her mother, Karen Miller Huffman of Bettendorf, Iowa; one brother, Kevin and Bekkie Huffman of Bettendorf, Iowa; two nieces, Kisha and Kamryn Huffman both of Bettendorf, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her father, Carl Francis Huffman.

She grew up in Bettendorf and graduated from Bettendorf High School in 1984. She served in the Army for several years. She lived in many places but always found a home and people who loved her dearly. She currently was a student at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg. She liked working with victims of domestic abuse and always wanted to be an English teacher. She also attended Bethel Baptist Church in Galesburg. She enjoyed watching movies and playing board games. She loved Siamese cats and doing nice things for anyone who would let her. She loved her family more than anything.

As per her request, she will be donated to University of Iowa Carver School of Medicine for scientific study. Cremation will follow. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements. A celebration of her life will be held at Bethel Baptist Church 1196 North Academy Street, Galesburg IL on Saturday, September 17th from 3pm-5pm and at the RiverHouse, located at 1510 River Drive Moline IL on Thursday September 22nd from 6pm-8pm.

Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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