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Official Obituary of

Karen Lee Losey

December 25, 1938 ~ February 14, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Karen Losey Obituary

Karen Lee Losey, 85, of Burlington, died Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at her home in Burlington.

Born December 25, 1938, in Mount Sterling, IA, she was the daughter of Ross William and Ida Mae Shriver Losey.  

She was a 1956 graduate of Farmington High School in Farmington, IA and received her Bachelor's degree from Iowa Wesleyan College in 1965.

She was a retired teacher having taught at Central City, Monroe and Sigourney Iowa schools and in Jacksonville, IL.

She was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She enjoyed sewing and stitching, traveling, reading and doing sudoku puzzles. She was an avid Cardinals and Iowa Hawkeyes fan. 

Survivors include her sister, Ruth E. Vornkahl of Burlington; nieces, Jan Vornkahl, Susan Johnson, Rhonda (Lonnie) Good and Sheila (Kevin) Saunders; nephews, Kent Losey, Rick (Melissa) Losey and Mike Losey; sister-in-law, Sharon Ellis (Losey); great nieces and great nephews, Grant ( Allison) Johnson, Emily Eckstein, Wesley Johnson, Kayla (Brad) Harwell, Christopher (Jamie) Saunders, Nathan (Hannah) Losey, Wyatt Losey and Chance Losey; several great-great nieces and nephews and various cousins. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Larry and Richard Losey, brother-in-law, Mel Vornkahl, sister-in-law, Shirley Husak (Losey), two nieces, Deborah Eckstein and Teresa Losey.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.

Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at Prugh Funeral Service, 3940 Division Street.

The memorial service for Karen will be 11:00 AM Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at Prugh Funeral Service, 3940 Division Street with Reverend David J. Yonker and Reverend Brooke Robbins officiating.  Burial will be in Center Chapel Cemetery in Keosaqua, IA at a later date.

A memorial has been established for Southeast Iowa Regional Home Health and Hospice and for the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). 

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February 21, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Prugh Funeral Service
3940 Division Street
Burlington, IA 52601

Memorial Service
February 21, 2024

11:00 AM
Prugh Funeral Service
3940 Division Street
Burlington, IA 52601


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