Karen's Story

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Karen Garland left her earthly home Thursday, June 15, 2017, and went to be with her Lord and Savior.
Karen was born Jan. 9, 1970, to Thomas E. and Ruth A. (Ward) Burton, at St. John's Hospital in Anderson. Upon graduating from Madison Heights High School class of 1988, Karen then decided to join the Marine Corps and spent part of those four years in Okinawa. Karen later attended Harrison College, Anderson, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice on April 24, 2015.
Karen was a member of Southern Heights Christian Church all of her growing up years and later attended Madison Park Church of God. Karen met Mike Garland at Southern Heights Church when they were teenagers. They found each other again as adults September 2009 and were married April 20, 2013.
Those surviving and blessed with good memories of Karen are her husband, Mike; parents; daughter, Alexandria (husband Jake) Thomason, of Anderson; sons, Taylor and Thomas Sosinski, of Michigan; granddaughter, Christena Sosinski, of Anderson; stepsons, Daniel, James and Kain Garland; stepdaughter, Arianna Garland; special friend, Michelle Payne; four brothers; aunt; uncle; and cousins.
As per Karen's wishes, cremation and organ donation were chosen. A private memorial service for family and close friends will be held at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Madison County Humane Society or CASA.
Post online condolences at www.rozelle-johnson.com.
Published on June 17, 2017
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