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Karen Thomas Bartlett
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Birth: Jul. 10, 1950
Kansas City
Wyandotte County
Kansas, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 2008
Jefferson County
Kansas, USA

Bartlett, Karen

Karen Bartlett, 57, of McLouth, Kansas, ended her earthly journey on February 7, 2008, at the Jefferson County Memorial Geriatric Center. Funeral services will be held at the Church of the Nazarene, 901 East Lake Street, McLouth, Kansas, on Monday, February 11, at 11 a.m., with burial at the Wildhorse Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the same location.

Born on July 10, l950, in Kansas City, KS., Karen was the first child of Raymond and Lela Thomas. At the age of 9, Karen moved with her family to a farm in Basehor.

Karen leaves behind her loving husband, Vern "Butch" Bartlett III, her son Dwain Porter, a stepson Vern "Skeeter" Bartlett IV, her caring parents, sisters Pam Freeman, Janet Atkins, and Cindy Whited and a brother Brian Thomas. She will also be greatly missed by her aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and many dear friends.

Karen was well known for being the owner of several restaurants which featured home style cooking such as biscuits and gravy, fried chicken, hot rolls, and fresh-baked pies. People came from surrounding counties to eat at Bartlett's Fried Chicken, Harvest House, and Porter House Restaurants. After retiring a year ago, she spent her free days working in her flowers, growing vegetables, camping and helping her family. A hard worker, Karen spent long days at her restaurants but she was always ready to lend a helping hand whenever someone was in need. She supported community groups, was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 9271, fed those who were mourning the loss of family members or celebrating special milestones, and made everyone feel special. Children left her restaurants with a special toy or treat, a hug, and a smile because they held a special place in her heart. Her great-nieces and nephews were a joy to her and she always loved spending time with them. While fighting a brief battle with cancer the last three months, Karen demonstrated much courage and dignity. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Jefferson County Hospice and sent in care of Barnett Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P. O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, KS 66066.

Published in the Kansas City Star on 2/9/2008.
Wild Horse Cemetery
Jefferson County
Kansas, USA
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Record added: Feb 09, 2008
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 Added: Feb. 9, 2008

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