Karen Hornbuckle Karen M. Hornbuckle, 57, of Bettendorf, died Tuesday, May 1, 2007, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, following a brief battle with sarcoma. Services to celebrate Karen's life will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at St. John's United Methodist Church, 14th and Brady, Davenport. Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge, Davenport. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. The family requests that memorials, in lieu of flowers, be made to the Children's Therapy Center of the Quad Cities or to the Scott County Humane Society. Karen was born in Waukon, Iowa, a daughter of Fred and Bettie Mueller. She married Mark Hornbuckle on July 19, 1969, at St. John's United Methodist Church in Davenport. From the time she was a little girl, saving animals and singing in the church choir until her final breath, Karen was a nurturer. To put into words all that she was is simply inadequate. She was the most selfless person we have ever known, and she was the best of us. With the lessons she planted in everyone she touched, she will continue to nurture, and we will carry her with us forever. "Her boys" are deeply honored to have been her sons. Thanks, Mom. She is lovingly remembered by her husband, Mark Hornbuckle; son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Stacy Hornbuckle and their children, Madison and Jake, and son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Michelle Hornbuckle and their children, Connor, Kellen and Nathan, all of Bettendorf; father, Fred Mueller, Davenport, and her mother, Bettie Mueller, Bettendorf; sister and brother-in-law, Jeanine and Bud Blevins, Davenport; sister, Lucy Ohlensehlen, Bettendorf; brothers and sisters-in- law, Richard and Kathy Mueller, Davenport, and Rex and Debbie Mueller, Mesa, Ariz.; sister-in- law, Jan (Sonny) Goettsch, Long Grove; brother-in-law, Jack (Rochelle) Hornbuckle, Morton, Ill.; and many special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a nephew, Dreu Ohlensehlen; and her parents-in-law, Robert and Ruth Hornbuckle. Mark would like to thank all those, including family, who called in recent weeks wishing to visit with Karen or help in some way. Although she was just unable to visit during this time due to her illness, just knowing that so many friends and family were thinking of her provided her great comfort. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City for their special care, and to Dr. Mike (with both hats) and Mary Anne Gimbel and Bob and Gena Walter for their care, compassion and special friendship. Karen's daughters-in-law, Stacy and Michelle, have compiled her journey through a CarePage journal. The family invites you to visit this journal at: www.carepages.com, listed under "KarenHornbuckle." Online condolences may be expressed to Karen's family by visiting her obituary at www.WeertsFH.com.
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