Karen M. Harper

Nov 23, 2019
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Memorial Services: 10:30 AM on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at Locke Funeral Home, Waterloo


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Karen Marie Harper, 56, of Waterloo, died on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center of respiratory failure.


She was born on March 17, 1963, in Waterloo, to Larry and Sharon Shook Amos and graduated from Central High School in 1981.


Karen worked at Ravenwood Nursing Home for 13 years.


She married Ross Wilson and they later divorced. She married Mike Harper August 16, 2002, in Waterloo.


Karen was a good pool player, loved to dance and listen to music. She loved her family and her husband, Mike who was the love of her life.


Karen is survived by her husband, Mike; son, Ian (Chelsea) Wilson‚ Orange Park‚ FL; grandson, Christian Wilson‚ Orange Park; her mother, Sharon Amos‚ Waterloo; three sisters, Julie Bolin‚ Waterloo, her twin, Kim Fowler‚ Bradenton‚ FL, and Becky Barron‚ Cedar Rapids; nieces, Sara Bolin and Carlee Miller; a nephew, Noah Schatz; and her cat, Angel.


She is preceded in death by her father; maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Mary Shook; and paternal grandparents, Otto and Mary Amos.

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  1. Danielle (Hansen) Fox | Nov 27, 2019

    I’m so sorry for your loss girls (Kim, Julie, Becky) and Sharon. Ian, i can’t imagine what you must be going through. 
    my heart goes out to all that knew Karen. 
    She will be missed. 

    I love you girls

  2. Julie | Nov 26, 2019
    I miss you so much already little in Gods arms. I love you Karen
  3. Sheila Craft | Nov 26, 2019

    Prayers to the Family of Karen Harper 

    She was a great friend and I loved working with her at

    Ravenwood. Always smiling...

    May she RIP

  4. Lisa Sharp | Nov 26, 2019
    Karen and her twin Kim were my best friends,  the 3 of us were inseperable. I Love them like their are my sisters.  There mom Sharon was my 2nd mom.  I will miss her even though we live states apart our bond will last forever. Karen may you R.I.P. without pain. 
  5. SHARON KAY | Nov 26, 2019

     MY heart goes out to Kim and the family

    Went to Logan with them and we raised some hell!!! She was an awesome  women

    May you RIP my friend




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