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Karen June Goodenbour

February 8, 1939 December 22, 2019
Karen June Goodenbour
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Obituary for Karen June Goodenbour

Vinton—Karen June Goodenbour, 80, died in her sleep Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Virginia Gay Nursing and Rehab in Vinton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 27, 2019 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Vinton with Fr. Jim Brokman as celebrant. Visitation will be for an hour before Mass at the church on Friday. Burial will be in Mineral Ridge Cemetery in Boone.
Karen was born February 8, 1939, in Boone, Iowa, the daughter of Earl and Sylvia Pederson Clarke. She attended school in Boone until her family moved to Waterloo. She graduated from Waterloo West High School in 1959. On June 24, 1960, Karen was united in marriage with Robert William Goodenbour at St. John’s Catholic Church in Waterloo. The couple resided in Boone, Des Moines and Vinton.
Karen worked as a home caregiver for Hawkeye Home Care and Workforce Development for more than 30 years, retiring in 2005. Karen was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Vinton. She enjoyed playing cards, listening to music and collecting Washington era collectibles.
Karen is survived by her children: Mary (Richard) Clifford of Bussey; Janet Hurst of Cedar Rapids; Joseph (Jessica) Goodenbour of Garrison; Kathleen (Brian) Snow of Lineville, MO; and Tina (Steven) Goodenbour of Marengo; her sisters, Elaine Wheelock of Boone and LaVonne Stephenson of Vinton; brother-in-law, Otto Bush of Vinton and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Robert in 1977; brothers, Duane and Ronald Clarke; sisters, Betty Williams and Pamela Bush; niece, Cathy Connolly and great niece, Heather Connolly.
The family will direct memorials to Parkinsons and Alzheimers research.
Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home is caring for Karen and her family. Condolences may be left at www.vsrfh.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

27

Dec

10:00 AM 12/27/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/27/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church,

2200 2nd Ave
Vinton, IA 52349

St. Mary Catholic Church,
2200 2nd Ave Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Service

Friday

27

Dec

11:00 AM 12/27/2019 11:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 12/27/2019 11:30:00 AM
St. Mary Catholic Church,

2200 2nd Ave
Vinton, IA 52349

With Fr. Jim Brokman as celebrant.

St. Mary Catholic Church,
2200 2nd Ave Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

A fund has been established.

1212 1st Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349
The family will direct memorials to Parkinsons and Alzheimers research.
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