9/11/1940 ~ 10/13/2022
Karen Kay Burton, 82, of Mt. Pleasant passed away peacefully on October 13, 2022.
Karen was born on September 11,1940 in Mt. Pleasant to Carol Agusta Jones and Abe Jerald Burton.
After graduating from High school Karen took an internship for the FBI’s Deserter- Selective Service Unit where she clerked for a year in Washington DC. She returned to Sanpete and received a teaching degree from Snow College. This degree took her to Green River, Utah where she met her late husband, Harold Harper. She was a stepmother to Tim and Vanessa then also had four more children of her own. Jill, Russell, Michael and Daniel. She decided to return to her roots and moved back to Mt. Pleasant where she was a care giver to her mother for many years and had a lengthy career as the local librarian.
If Karen wasn’t at home with a book in her hand, she was usually out to a yard sale. She had and eye for unique and unusual treasures and could never pass up a good deal. She spent a lot of time taking photographs and putting scrap books together. The family will have these books to reflect on and enjoy thanks to her efforts.
While we are sad in her passing, we are glad she has been reunited with her family, especially her daughter Jill. We hope she will find peace in their loving arms.
Karen is survived by her brothers Jim, Jerold and David. Her four sons and twelve grandchildren.
The family would like to give a special “Thank You” to the kind people at Mission at Community Living for giving her such great care for many years. Graveside services will be held Friday, October 21, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery under care Rasmussen Mortuary.
The funeral recording will be available for 60 days from 10/21/2022