In Memory

Karen Burke (Lain)


Karen L. Burke Lain

April 18, 1953 ~ April 13, 2012


Karen L. Lain, 58, of Peculiar, MO passed away April 13, 2012. Service will be 11 AM Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at Cullen Funeral Home. Memorials to Omega Hospice 3171 NE Carnegie Dr. Lee’s Summit, MO 64064. Karen was born April 18, 1953 in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Gordon and Emma Nealson Burke. She is survived by her husband Allen; sister, Judith McCollum; half-brothers, Don and Carey Burke; brother and sister-in-laws, Ken, Andy and Debbie Lain and Susie Braswell; many nieces and nephews. Karen owned and operated Aunt Karen’s Flower Shop in Peculiar, MO for 5 years.

ARRANGEMENTS; CULLEN FUNERAL HOME, RAYMORE, MISSOURI (816)322-5278 .   Service 11am Wed., April 18th at Cullen Funeral Home. Memorials to Omega Hospice 3171 NE Carnegie Dr. Lee's Summit, MO 64064.


Published in Kansas City Star on April 15, 2012

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07/09/12 11:42 PM #1    

Jan (Janet) Butler (Klein -Class Of '72)

Karen was my first "new, best" friend in junior high, lived just catty-corner from my family's home when we moved in from a neighboring small town in 1967.  Karen and I were so silly that first summer (she was one year older) as most teenage girls are together.  Tried bikes, stilts, swimming, horses, football, learning math from her Dad.  We grew apart as the grades and new friends separated us; however, we had reconnected last year by telephone and decided to meet again and probably at one of the reunions to come.  So sorry we did not make that date.  Always remember her smile and our silliness and our collie dogs (her Bobbie and my Cricket).... will see you again, my friend.... Jan  heart

07/26/12 09:44 AM #2    

Jorine Butterfield (Silcox)

Karen Burke was one of the first people I met when we moved from Lincoln, Nebraska to Shawnee.  SMNW had not opened, yet, so we were attending SMN our sophomore year.  She tried so hard to make me fell welcome.  Thank you, Karen, for caring. 

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