Karen Edna Burdette, 68, of Burlington, died Friday, October 5, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.
Born October 19, 1949 in Ft. Madison, Iowa, she was the daughter of John and Edna Burdette. She was engaged to Tom Mosena and previously married to Bob Hand.
She attended Ft. Madison schools. In 1999 Karen retired from being a hairstylist and childcare provider. She was a homemaker who created a loving home for her children all her life. Karen was of the Christian faith. She enjoyed spending time with the ones she loved, especially her children. The sunshine of her life were her grandbabies. A golden blessing arrived in her last year when she became engaged to her fiancé, Tom. Celebrating joyful times with her loved ones, particularly Christmas, made her happy. Listening to music was a favorite pastime. Everyone knew Elvis was her favorite.
Survivors include fiancé Tom Mosena of Burlington, IA; five children, Bruce (Stacey) Yurth of Mt. Pleasant, IA, Tami (John) Gaines of Burlington, IA, John (Jenny Wiegard) Hand-Hanson of Burlington, IA, Rob Hand of West Burlington, IA and Joni (Dustan) Fenton of Burlington, IA; seventeen grandchildren; two brothers, Steven (Paula) Burdette of Ft. Madison, IA and Jim (Rosie) Burdette of Wever, IA; one sister, Debra (Dale) Nelson of Oskaloosa, IA, and ten nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, and husband, Bob Hand, and a sister Gloria Bell.
Joni and family so sorry for your loss prayers to you all at this difficult time
Joni, Dustan, Tami, John, Skip, John, Robby and all grandchildren. I love you all. Hold your mommas memories close to your hearts. There'll always be a part of her with you. She was a angel on earth and now in heaven 💖
Joni and family so sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Love to all.
Thought and Prayers are with all of you.
Joni you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! Love ya hun!
Love you Momma!! Will miss our talks and time together!! Forever in my heart! ❤❤
Sorry to all of Karen's family for their loss
We love you and will forever miss you! Thank you for all the laughs and hugs! Rest easy my friend!
My heartfelt condolences to Karen's family growing up most of my life with the Burdette family, she was an important part of my life. Many nights hanging at her place and spending time with her. Like a sister to me. She will be greatly missed
Tammi and Joni and the rest of the family. so sorry for the loss of your mother may the lord grant you all comfort and strength. God bless you all.....
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