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Williamsburg- Karen Sue White was born December 23, 1953 in Bloomfield, Iowa, the daughter of Edgar Burton & Helen Maxine (Cortum) Hamberg. While growing up she lived in various parts of Iowa, before moving to Iowa County. She graduated from Williamsburg High School. Karen was united in marriage to Clarence "Butch" Richard White Jr., on August 22, 1987 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Conroy. She worked for many years as a cook at Middle America, Colony Haus, Ox Yoke Interstate and Highland Ridge in Williamsburg. Karen was a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Conroy. She enjoyed camping with the group, gardening, sewing, baking, spending time with her family and friends and going to her grandchildren's activities. Karen died on Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City at the age of 66 years.
She is survived by her daughter Samantha (Jeremi) Lown of North English; four grandchildren Keyden & Kailor Lown and Savannah & Sierra Levell; a stepdaughter Tammy White of Mesa, AZ; five step grandchildren Autumn (Jake) Burroughs, Brittany & Ryan Johnson and Qaban & Adriana Klott; five step great grandchildren; three sisters Evelyn Paradies of Lawrence, KS, Alice Lombard of Ottumwa and Linda (Al) Schwarting of Williamsburg; and a brother Frank Hamberg of Williamsburg. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Butch; a son Stacy Levell and a brother-in-law Fred Paradies.
Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30 am Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. Pastor Luke Caster will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. A general memorial fund has been established. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com.
Monday, May 18, 2020
4:00 - 7:00pm
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Starts at 10:30am
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