Karen Burgus

June 12, 1953 - August 31, 2023

06/12/1953 - 08/31/2023

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Funeral Service
Wednesday September 06, 2023
12:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home – Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 874-4200 | Directions

Karen Lynne (Burnham) Burgus, 70, passed away Thursday, August 31st surrounded by her four children and husband of 47 years. She bravely succumbed to her battle with a severe neuro muscular disease that left her disabled, but she is now dancing in heaven.

Born to Otto and Vera Burnham, she was one of three beloved children, Christine her sister and Kenneth her brother.

Karen raised four children giving them in each other not only family but life long friendships. She was a talented artist creating beautifully detailed oils. She loved music, singing, dancing and spending time with her grandchildren. Her greatest passion was her love for God. You could find her anywhere reading her Bible.

Karen is survived by her sister Christine Burnham, husband Paul Burgus, children Audrey Woodfin, Michael Burgus, John Burgus, Susan Wirt, grandsons James Woodfin III (Randy), Elijah Woodfin.

A Celebration of life memorial Service will be held at Altmeyer funeral homes, Denbigh chapel 12893 Jefferson Ave. on Wednesday the 6th of September at 12 Pm.

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Ellen Ward
5 months ago

May you rest in eternal peace Karen. Prayers for Paul and your family during this difficult time. Ellen Sweeney Ward