Karleen W. Pumphrey, 97, of Denmark passed away at 5:23 AM on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 at the Great River Hospice House.
She was born on November 4, 1920 in West Point, IA to Steven and Marion Broadfield Denning. On November 9, 1939 she married Jess Pumphrey in Davenport and he passed away on July 9, 2017. Karleen was a homemaker and also owned and operated a beauty shop in Denmark and in Ft. Madison. She enjoyed cooking, camping, boating and traveling. Karleen and Jess spent a lot of time with friends and enjoyed countless card games with them. She was a lover of nature and enjoyed sitting on her front porch watching the moon and stars. Karleen was of the Christian faith. Her family was her greatest love and she was especially fond of her time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include one daughter, Kay (Martin) Rogers of Spring, TX; three grandchildren, Paige (Trent) Yackimec, Lacey (Jared) Capps and Brent (Diane) Pumphrey; five great grandchildren, Michael and Caden Yackimec, Brianne Johnson, Kayla Christenson and J.D. Pumphrey; four great great grandchildren, Ava and Wesley Johnson, Benjamin and Everett Christenson and one brother, Bill (Sue) Denning of Wapello. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Jerry Pumphrey.
A private family funeral service will be held at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Dean Graber officiating and burial will take place in Fairview Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for Fairview Cemetery Association and online condolences may be left at www.kinglynk.com.