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Kathryn Marie Maudsley Burke Beisell
August 15, 1927 – October 20, 2017
Kathryn Burke Beisell, 90, died Friday, October 20, 2017, at the Anamosa Care Center following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 28, 2017, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Anamosa. The family will greet friends from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m., Saturday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa. Fr. Scott Boone will officiate at the services. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Surviving are thirteen children, Katie (Prewitt) Rose, Peggy Hageman, Marie (Sam) Brink, John Burke, Susan (Brad) Brady, Brien (Chris) Burke, Kevin (Cindy) Burke, Pat Burke, Tom (Sherri) Burke, Erin (Dick) Kaufmann, Tim (Lisa) Burke, James (Sandy) Burke, and Bridgid (Scott) Patterson; twenty grandchildren, Andy, Emily (Brink) Horak and Katie (Brink) Crocker, Ryan and Sean Brady, Kyle Burke, Dan Collin, Adam and Drew Burke, Will and Thomas Kaufmann, Quinn, Gavin and Madalyn Burke, Sam and Margaret Burke, Laura and Anna Patterson and Thorton Rose; and six great-grandchildren, Kaia, Cael, Gavin, Ayla, Milo and Charlie.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, J. C. Burke and Earl Beisell; great-grandson, Bennett Burke; and siblings, Mary Frances (Frankie) Brady, Ellen Cavanaugh, Tom Maudsley and Jane Ortner.
Kathryn Marie Maudsley was born August 15, 1927, in Anamosa. She was the daughter of Francis and Celestina (O’Brien) Maudsley. She as a graduate of the Anamosa High School class of 1945. She continued her education at the College of St. Theresa in Winona, Minnesota. She married J. C. Burke on December 29, 1947. Kathryn worked for the Department of Human Services. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. She enjoyed playing golf, bridge club and Mothers Club.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Anamosa Journal-Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, 26 October 2017

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