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Teresa Pullins

May 5, 1961 — June 15, 2019


Teresa Ann Pullins, age 58, of Wayland, MO, passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2019 in Blessing Hospital.

Teresa was born May 5, 1961 in Keokuk, IA, a daughter of James and Doris Pilkington Carlson.

She was educated in the Catholic school system, graduating from Cardinal Stritch High School with the Class of 1979 and attended SCC.

On October 16, 1982, she was united in marriage to Larry E. Pullins in Keokuk. He preceded her in death on March 9, 2012.

Survivors include her mother, Doris Carlson, of Keokuk; four sons: Patrick Pullins of Columbia, MO, Nicholas (Adrienne) Pullins of Kansas City, MO, Royce (Danni) Pullins of Warsaw, IL and Peter Pullins of Wayland; two grandchildren: Jessica and Riley Pullins of Warsaw; sisters and brothers: Marie (Steve) Brownlee of Warsaw, Tim (Sue) Carlson of Frankfort, IL, Rebecca (Victor) Soland of Colorado Springs, CO, John (Lora) Carlson and Rita Shotts, all of Kahoka; brother-in-law, David (Bette) Pullins of Alexandria; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father; her husband; two brothers, Raymond and Christopher Carlson; and daughter-in-law, Heather Lambert-Pullins.

Teresa was a faithful member and volunteer at All Saints Catholic Church in Keokuk and also volunteered at St. Vincent’s and Cardinal Stritch. Most of her life was spent as a homemaker, but she also enjoyed working part time at the Hoerner YMCA as a water aerobics instructor. Most of the things she did involved helping others. Teresa was a Wayland First Responder and was formerly active on the Wayland Fire Dept. and Clark Co. Rescue Squad. She worked hard to receive her EMT license and had been a part-time EMT with the Clark County Ambulance District.

She collected angels and wind chimes and treasured her family.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 10 a.m. at All Saints Catholic Church in Keokuk. Burial followed in the Frazee Cemetery.

Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the Wayland Fire Department First Responders.

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Friends may call at Wilson Funeral Home after 9 a.m. Wednesday with family receiving friends from 5-7 p.m.


Wednesday, June 19, 2019
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Wilson Funeral Home
975 E. Main
Kahoka, Missouri 63445

Friends may call at Wilson Funeral Home after 9 a.m. Wednesday with family receiving friends from 5-7 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, June 20, 2019
10:00 AM

All Saints Catholic Church
310 S. 9th Street
Keokuk, Iowa 52632

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