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Karen Elizabeth (Deats) James

December 5, 1938 ~ February 23, 2019 (age 80)

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Karen Elizabeth James, 80, of Burnsville, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2019, at her home.  A native of Galveston, Texas, she was a daughter of the late Warren and Katheryn Harris Deats.  She was also preceded in death by her husband:  Dalton Dean James, who passed away in 2015.  Karen was a secretary for Marathon Oil Company for 25 years.  She was an avid quilter.

Surviving are her daughters:  Joycelyn Kay James-Tate and husband, James, of Burnsville and Jennifer Lynn James-Grupe of Houston, TX; granddaughters:  Andrea Stromeyer and husband, William, and Sarah Kelton and husband, Jesse, both of Houston, TX, Amber DiFalco and husband, Christopher of Las Vegas, NV and Amanda Tate of Reno, NV; 1 great grandchild:  Elizabeth Stromeyer of Houston, TX; 2 sisters:  Fran Mears and husband, Roger, of Marble Falls, TX and Genieve Baird of Electra, TX; and, a brother:  Edward Deats and wife, Mary, of Sealey, TX.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

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