Karen Elizabeth Burwell
- September 23, 1953 - December 26, 2010
- South Point, Ohio
of Karen's Passing
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“My mother (Pat Wooten) worked for Children and Family Service for an number of years, and was very fond of Karen. Karen handled our case when I was...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Kris
“Jenny and the Burwell family,
My sincere condolences to you all. I was so sorry to hear of Karen's passing. Karen was a kind and generous person...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Mary Ann Fitzgerald
“I was so saddened to hear this heartbreaking news! My goodness, Karen and I went to all twelve grades of school together.... from Whitwell School...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Kathy Stapf
“Jenny, My heart goes out to you. I will always, always, remember that smile and giggle. My sincere sympathy and love.
4 of 24 | Posted by: Susan McDavid Helgesen
“Jenny I'm SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.I'M SHOCKED TO HEAR THIS.I'm Hear if you need anything.Love CASEY
5 of 24 | Posted by: Casey Fraley
“Jenny, We are so sorry !!!!
6 of 24 | Posted by: Georgetta & Judy
WE ARE SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. KAREN WAS SUCH A VERY KIND AND FUNNY PERSON. SHE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY.
7 of 24 | Posted by: Pam Workman and Cindy Shrout
“Karen was a wonderful friend. She touched so many with her generous spirit. She will be missed but fondly remembered in our hearts always. Our...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Kristy and Christopher
“Mrs. Burwell, David, Louis and Nancy, so sorry to hear of your loss. Karen was loved and she was so helpful to my mom in later years. I have fond...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Debbie Wyant Fitcher
“Jenny and the Burwell family, my sincere condolences on our loss. Karen was always so very good to me and it was always such fun catching up when I...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Libbi Fletcher
“Carolyn you have our deepest sympathy. You will be in our prayers
11 of 24 | Posted by: The Staley and Rice Family
“our deepest sympathy to the Burwell family..
12 of 24 | Posted by: Lloyd & Sharon (waller)Mays
“Dont know what to say, I am in shock,my good friend, and I didnt know she was sick. I am so so sorry friend, I stayed away to long, I have no excuse...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: rheta hogan
“Carolyn and family, So very sorry to hear about Karen.She strived to live life to its fullest and always had a smile on her face as if she had done...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Patty -David Johnson &Family
“I was deeply saddened when I heard of Karen's passing. I was honored to have worked with Karen at ODAR. Finally, she has some peace. May God Bless...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Becky
“I am so sorry to hear this news of Karen's passing. My memories of Karen and I together are young ones. Usually we were inappropriately laughing when...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Connie Strait Gilhooly
“I WORKED WITH KAREN AT LAW CO MED CNTR AND ALWAYS LOVED HER. SHE WAS SO SPECIAL. SHE ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HER FACE AND WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR ANYBODY...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: KATHY KLAIBER
So sorry to hear of Karens passing. She was such a funny person, remember you all coming to the Laidback for your soup and if we didn't have...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Dianna Whitt Jones
“OUR DEEPEST HEARTFELT SYMPATHY TO YOU AND YOURS.
19 of 24 | Posted by: THERESA AND JAY
“To Carolyn and Family - Most sincere condolences on your loss. Thinking of all of you at this difficult time.
Your Seaspray Family - owners and...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Seaspray Condominiums
“Karen's loved ones:
Sincere condolences in you're loss:it's everyone's loss. what an amazing person Karen was. i haven't seen Buckeye in over 2o...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: kentucky
“Karen has been a part of my life for almost 20 years and I have great memories that I will cherish forever. We always had great adventures together....Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Denise Johnson
“I was very deeply saddened to hear of Karen's passing. I have long since wondered how she was doing, thinking of her often, and express my sincere...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Tami Underwood
“As the last of the Woodrow and Marjorie Mays family, I would like to express my sincere sympathy in the loss of Karen. My thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: Elaine Mays Winkler
Karen Elizabeth Burwell, 57, of South Point, Ohio (formerly of Ironton) went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 26, 2010 after an extended illness. The Ironton native was born September 23, 1953 the daughter of Carolyn Henry Burwell of Ironton and the late Judge Lloyd W. Burwell.
Karen was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ironton, the Ohio Bar Association, and the Florida Bar Association. She graduated from Ironton High School, Ohio University and Ohio Northern University of Law. She practiced law in Ironton, Ohio from 1979 until 1994. From 1994 until her retirement in 2008 Karen was employed by the Social Security Administration, Office of Disability Adjudication and Review in Huntington, WV.
An avid golfer, airplane pilot and softball player Karen was fondly known to her many friends as "Buckeye".
Karen is survived by her mother, Carolyn, a sister Nancy Burwell Sleem of Gahanna, Ohio (husband, Paul Sleem), a niece Melissa Sleem of Gahanna, Ohio, two brothers Louis and David of Columbus, Ohio and her Life Partner and dedicated friend, Jenny McDowell of South Point, Ohio.
In place of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Karen's name to Hospice of Huntington, 1101 6th Ave., Huntington, W.Va. 25701
A memorial service will be Wednesday (December 29, 2010) 2:00P.M. at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South 7th Street, Ironton, Ohio with Dr. Wayne Young officiating. Friends may call Wednesday from 1:00P.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
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