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Nataly (Koslava) Pugh, age 38, passed away July 22, 2014, at her home in Lamar, MO. 

She was born in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, to Oleg Koslov and Alevtina Postulgina on October 29, 1976. Nataly’s first job in the U.S. was at the Mary K. Finley Library in Lamar.  She earned her bachelor’s degree from PSU in Laboratory Technology.  She worked in the lab at St. John’s Hospital in Joplin and later at Mercy Hospital in Carthage.  Nataly was an avid reader and computer gamer.  She loved flowers, her rescue pets, and travel.  Living in Missouri, she missed the mountains of Kyrgyzstan. 

She is survived by her husband and daughter, Jeremy and Michelle Pugh, of the home, and by her mother, Alevtina, and grandmother, Nadya Karpukova, of Bishkek.  She is also survived by her in-laws, Carter and Jill Pugh, of Irwin, MO.

A private family service will be held at a later date.



#8 Lamar MO.John Watkins 2014-08-01 08:27
So very sad to hear this about Nataly. Loved to work with her and Jeremy and loved to hear that accent of hers. Sympathy for Jeremy Carter & Jill at this very sad time
#7 Lamar MoNancy and Charles Curless 2014-07-27 15:31
Sending our sympathy to the families at this very sad time.
#6 Webb City, MOJim Gayle 2014-07-27 02:25
I worked with Nataly at Mercy Carthage. She was a good friend and a good co-worker. She always had great stories and had an interesting life. She loved to talk about her family and her cats!
#5 CarthageRanda, Matt, and Dakota 2014-07-25 17:55
Jeremy, Michelle, Carter and Jill - We are so very sorry to hear about Nataly. We're keeping each of you in our thoughts and prayers.
#4 Carthage MoCassie Noel 2014-07-25 16:52
I work in the emergency dept in carthage and got to know Nataly over the last year and a half. I will truly miss her spunk and laughter. She will be missed greatly.
#3 Carthage, MOBecky Boothe 2014-07-24 19:20
Nataly was a great friend and coworker. I miss her so much. My heart goes out to you during this time.
#2 Carthage, MoShannon Gray-Mueller 2014-07-24 11:29
I'm so sorry for your loss. Such a wonderful woman. I will miss her dearly. My prayers are with you at your time of need. GOD bless.
#1 JoplinKimberly LaMarr 2014-07-24 09:34
I am the Lab Director at the hospital where Natalie worked. I am so sorry for your loss. I have known Nataly for several years since she began working at Joplin. Nataly is such a sweet person. We send prayers and good thoughts to her family and friends. Please let us know if there is any way we can help.

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