Karen Sue Wessel, 62, Burlingame: Dec. 5, 1957 – July 18, 2020 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Karen Sue Wessel, 62, Burlingame: Dec. 5, 1957 – July 18, 2020

BURLINGAME, Kan. – Karen Sue Wessel, 62, passed away on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at her home in Burlingame, Kan. She was born on Dec. 5, 1957, in Emporia, Kan., the daughter of Ted and Una Prost.

On June 30, 1989, Karen was married to Michael Wessel, in Burlingame.

Karen found happiness in baking and cooking for anyone and everyone. She had a garden every year and would can anything and everything she could to give to her family and friends. You could also often find her sitting at her sewing machine working on whatever her project at the time was. Karen’s world was Mike, her kids, and her four grandsons. She was always willing to get down and crawl around on the floor to play or go outside with them. She had friends who had turned into family that she enjoyed daily talks with.

Karen is survived by her three sons, Caleb (Ariel) Wessel, of Topeka, Kan., Joshua Johnson, Platte City, Mo., and Justin (Amanda) Johnson, Dubuque, Iowa; two daughters, Chelsea (Bryan) Lowe, Georgetown, Texas, and Jessica (Travis) Dye, Platte City, Mo.; two sisters, Rosella Reece, Burlingame, and Valee (Steve) Brown, Osage City, Kan.; and four grandchildren, Aiden, Declan, Wyatt and Beau.

She was preceded in death by brothers Steve Greeve and Larry Greeve, and sisters Thelma Knight and Melva Smith.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 24, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church, Scranton, Kan. Inurnment in the Burlingame Cemetery will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences for the family can be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.

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