OBITUARY

Karen Gosnell

October 30, 1941January 6, 2021

Beverly Karen Gosnell, 79, of Ankeny, Iowa, formerly of Blairstown, Iowa, died Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at her home. A visitation with the family will start at 10 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life service at 11 a.m. Burial will take place following the service at 1:30 p.m. in Blairstown, Iowa at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Karen was born October 30, 1941 in rural Davis County, Iowa to Carl and Manilla (O'Conner) Boyer. She was united in marriage to James Gosnell on December 31, 1964 in Unionville, Iowa. The Gosnells spent 48 years in Blairstown, Iowa before moving to Ankeny in August of 2020. Karen was a long-time nursing home, food service worker and homemaker.

Karen is survived by her husband, James; daughters, Vonita (Michael) Hill of Eureka, Missouri and Tammy (James) Gauer of Ankeny; son, Nicholas (Pamela) Gosnell of Inman, Kansas; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a sister Beth (Albert) Pospisil of Cedar Rapids and a brother Rick (Tammy) Boyer of Stanton, Iowa, along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Ronald Boyer.

The best memorial you can give for the life of one who has died knowing Jesus as her Savior is that you know Him, too. Karen's goal in life and in death is to see as many of her loved ones have a personal relationship with Christ as possible. Please consider your relationship as you remember her fondly.

Memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.AnkenyFuneralHome.com for the Gosnell family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 9, 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, January 9, 2021

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  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, January 9, 2021

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Natalie Simon-Joens

January 9, 2021

I’ll always remember Karen for her love and zeal for Jesus. Thank you for showing me your love 💕.

Bernie Brown

January 9, 2021

Karen , Jim and Nick flooded our lives with love and memories for years from the Marengo church. Helping to lay the foundation of our individual journeys with Christ. I have many pictures to reflect and remember.

Jerry & Carol Messamer

January 9, 2021

Our hearts 💞 feel your pain of Karen’s passing! Your family played a big part in our lives as we started our family and the many years since. We pray Gods Peace on all the family.
Love and prayers,
Jerry & Carol

norman simmons

January 8, 2021

We are so sorry for the loss of aunt Karen you are in our hearts and prayer's. .It is never easy when you lose a loved one and even harder when it's your mom. .Know that she is in a better place and you will see her another day...love to you all Norman Jr and Angie

Lucine Hershberger

January 8, 2021

We had so many fun times when we all attended the church in Marengo : still having babies and attending young married events; going out together for Pizza,etc. The two of them attended our 50th Anniversary=so special to us. Love and prayers to all. Lucine

Jan Bringmann

January 8, 2021

My sympathy to all of Karen's family. I worked with Jim at Amana many years ago. His family was all important to him.
May Karen rest in peace and may God bring comfort to all of her family.
In Jesus Name. Amen.

Jan Bringmann

Brandy Myers

January 7, 2021

She will forever be part of the foundation of my love for Christ. Sending you all so much love!

Stephanie Houchens

January 7, 2021

She was such a wonderful Aunt! I will miss her so much! I have great memories of her and will cherish them always!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY