The cremation Society of Iowa
Karen Loretta (Thomas) Heather died on July 5, 2018. She passed peacefully at home surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
Karen was born on September 28, 1935 in Prole, Iowa to Gregg and Loretta Thomas. She was a strong, independent woman and lifetime lover of animals—especially her dogs. She enjoyed fishing, baking treats, and watching sports.
Karen is survived by her daughters, Kim (John) Buller of Johnston and Tammy Swift of Des Moines; her son Brian Heather of Lewisville, Texas; her five grandchildren, Tyler Buller, Sarah (Ross) Bruns, Sydney Swift, Aiden Heather, and Brandon Heather; and her stepmother, Eileen Thomas. Karen is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Joseph Thomas.
Per Karen’s wishes, there will not be a funeral. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
Karen will be laid to rest with her parents and brother at Linn Grove Cemetery in Prole. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Des Moines Animal Rescue League in Karen’s name.
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