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Karen Ann Roberts

November 6, 1942 ~ November 7, 2019 (age 77)


Karen Ann Roberts, 77, of West Burlington, died the evening of Thursday, November 7, 2019, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.

Born November 6, 1942, in Detroit, MI, she was the daughter of Walter H. and Harriet Imogene Blattner Grimes. in 1959, she married Larry F. Roberts in Georgia, they later divorced. 

Karen was a retired business manager for Jim Robertson Chevrolet in Kirksville, MO.

She was the salutatorian of her 1960 graduating class from Wyaconda High School. 

Karen enjoyed sewing and spending time in her yard tending flowers but her favorite pastime was shopping. Karen's family was her world. 

Survivors include her daughter, Kelly (Michael) Bailey; grandchildren, Steele (Brittney) and Skyler Boughton; great-grandchildren: Jocelynn Miller, Jason Miller, Cash Boughton and Londyn Davis; sister, Diane (Bob) LaFrenz; nieces and nephews: Lori Lane LaFrenz, T.J. (Kristina) LaFrenz and Mendy Jo (Quintin Schmoe) LaFrenz; and great-nieces and nephews: Laken (Chance) Oliver, Macey Bergman, Kallie Denz, Harley LaFrenz, Mayzee Carlton, Chaizly Carlin, Remington Buehler and Elijah Weber.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.

Memorials have been established for the Wyaconda Cemetery Association. 

To send flowers to Karen's family, please visit our floral section.


Family Receive Friends
November 13, 2019

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home
3940 Division
Burlington, IA 52601

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