Karen Ann Stapleton

    Karen Ann Stapleton, age 68, of Wauneta, died unexpectedly on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 2017, in Imperial, Neb.
    Karen was born on April 10, 1949 in Denver, Colo., to parents Richard and Winifred Herburger. She was the firstborn of five and is survived by her siblings Dianne (66), Richard (61), Michael (58) and Joanne (55).
    She graduated from Alameda High School in Denver in 1967. She spent most of her adult life in Aurora, Colo., where she worked part-time as a housekeeper while raising her boys and investing in her grandchildren. In 1999, Art sold his glass company in Denver, and he and Karen bought a beautiful piece of property near Wauneta. They moved there after and planned to spend their graying years living and working in the country.
    Karen was a faithful and loving wife. She was a dedicated and prayerful mother and grandmother. She treasured her faith in Christ, Bible study and quality time spent with her family. She also found pleasure in her flowers, wild birds, her chickens, good books, and writing and painting.
    Karen was preceded in death by her father.
    She is survived by her beloved husband of 48 years, Arthur; her mother Winifred; and her two sons Joseph (47), Erik (45) and her grandchildren Jonathan (27), Sage (23), Cole (17) and Toby (11), JohnMark (19), Sierra (18), David (16), Joel (11)  and Summer Faith (3); her great-granddaughterChloe (5) and her brothers and sisters.
  Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. (CT), Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 at the Hamlet Union Church, 411 Breeze Street, Hamlet, Neb., 69040, with Pastor Joshua Clark officiating. A reception will follow at the church.
    All are welcome to attend and celebrate Karen’s life.
    Visitation was held Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 at Liewer Funeral Home in Wauneta.
    Interment was held Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colo.
    A memorial has been established to Samaritan’s Purse.
    Online condolences may be left at liewerfuneralhome.com.
    Liewer Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.


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