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BEARBOWER, Karla Jo (Lonergan) 1951-2016

BEARBOWER, LONERGAN, KINKADE, ANDERSON

Posted By: K. L. Kittleson
Date: 3/30/2017 at 18:03:42

Services:
Friday, August 12 at Locke Funeral Home

Visitation:
Thursday, August 11, at Locke Funeral Home

Cemetery: [not given]

Biography--

Karla Jo Bearbower, 64, of Hudson, Iowa, died at her home on Monday, August 8, 2016.

Karla Jo Lonergan was born December 7, 1951, in Waterloo, the daughter of Merlyn Gene and Beatrice (Anderson) Lonergan. She spent her early years on farms near Janesville and Denver, Iowa. The family moved to Waterloo, Iowa when Karla was in the fifth grade and she graduated from West High School in 1970.

She married Doug Kinkade and they later divorced. Karla married Steven Bearbower in Galena, Illinois in 2002. She worked as a supervisor in customer service for GMAC for 32 years before retiring in 2009.

Karla loved to dance and could be the life of the party; she loved people. She especially loved to boat and fish on the Mississippi River from the cabin at Falling Rock north of Prairie du Chien. She was so proud of her grandchildren.

Karla is survived by her husband Steven; mother Beatrice Lonergan of Avon Park, FL; son Chad Kinkade of Waverly; son Brian (Melissa) Kinkade of Waverly; eight grandchildren: Gemma and Wyatt Kinkade, Christian, Sofia, Lola, and Gray Melendez, and Kennedi and Kaiden Wagner; stepdaughter Stefanie (Javier) Melendez of Chattanooga, TN; stepdaughter Brandi Wagner of Hudson; stepson Scott (Melissa) Weber of Wisconsin; stepdaughter Nikki (Ben) Dudley of Vinton; sister Jeri Savage of Ft. Myers, FL; sister Kim (David) Hayes of Lisbon, IA; sister Jackie (Mike) Brenke of Coggon, IA; and mother‑in‑law Dottie Cleghorn of Waterloo.

She was preceded in death by her father Gene, niece Tracy Shippy, and great-nephew Michael Renner.

Source: Locke Funeral Home


 

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