Karen Edna Burdette
October 19, 1949 - October 5, 2018

Karen Edna Burdette

Karen Edna Burdette
Oct 19, 1949 - Oct 5, 2018

Karen Edna Burdette
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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.

Mary marland on Oct 11, 2018

Joni and family so sorry for your loss prayers to you all at this difficult time

Debby on Oct 11, 2018

CandleJoni, 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 💖

Laci Garmoe Ryan on Oct 10, 2018

Joni and family so sorry for you loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. Love to all.

Barb Glendening on Oct 10, 2018

Thought and Prayers are with all of you.

Karen Burdette on Oct 10, 2018

Natalie on Oct 9, 2018

CandleJoni you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers! Love ya hun!

Carla Richardson on Oct 9, 2018


Jean on Oct 9, 2018

Love you Momma!! Will miss our talks and time together!! Forever in my heart! ❤❤

Lisa jessoo on Oct 9, 2018

CandleSorry to all of Karen's family for their loss

Nikki on Oct 8, 2018

We love you and will forever miss you! Thank you for all the laughs and hugs! Rest easy my friend!

Jeff Janic on Oct 8, 2018

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

Terry Martinez on Oct 8, 2018

CandleTammi 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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