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Teresa E. Close

Teresa E. Close, 51, of Huntington, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, at her residence. 

Teresa was born on June 22, 1971, in Huntington, the daughter of David Watts and Starr (Dilts) Watts. She graduated from Huntington North High School with the class of 1989. Teresa went on to receive her Bachelor's of Science degree from Ball State University and began her nursing career in 2006 at Lutheran Hospital as a Critical Care Nurse. She then went on to receive her Master's of Science degree from Ball State University leading her to become a Primary Care Provider at the VA Medical Center in Marion, IN where she served for the past 7 years. She married Adam L. Close on April 3, 2004, at the United Methodist Calvary Church in Bippus. 

Being Sam and Charlie’s mother was her glory, Teresa was a loving mother and caretaker for her family. She always loved cooking meals for her sons and their friends. She enjoyed gardening and canning. She loved to watch her sons while they participated in baseball, wrestling, football, and 4-H. Teresa was so proud to serve the veterans who she cared for at the VA hospital. She worked tirelessly to take care of her patients while she was going through her cancer treatments. 

Survivors include her husband, Adam L. Close of Huntington; two sons, Sam Close of Huntington, Charlie Close of Huntington; mother, Starr Watts of Warren. She is preceded in death by her father, David S. Watts. 

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd, Huntington, IN 46750. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, at Evangelical United Methodist Church with Rev. Chris Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery in Huntington. 

Preferred memorials to the Disabled American Veterans, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN, 46750. 

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Bailey-Love Mortuary is honored to serve the family of Teresa E. Close.