Lunning Chapel obituary – Karen Edna Burdette, 68, formerly of Fort Madison


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; and one sister, Debra (Dale) Nelson of Oskaloosa, IA.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, and husband, Bob Hand.
The funeral service for Ms. Burdette will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October, 11, 2018 at Lunning Chapel. Pastor Scott Collier will officiate. Interment will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 10th at Lunning Chapel.

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