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Milburn, Karen

In Loving Memory

Milburn, Karen A. (nee Diesel)

March 12, 1957 - February 5, 2024

passed away on Monday, February 5, 2024.

Loving daughter of Juanita (nee Miller) and the late Donald Diesel;  beloved wife of James “Jim” Milburn of 46 years; dearest mother of James, Stacy (David Ross) and Kristy Milburn; dear grandma of Seirra, Kalvin, Satine Milburn and London Ross; sister of Rick (Randy) Diesel-Lodes, Sheila (Danny) Slinger, Kim (the late Tom) Heidger and Gary Diesel; sister-in-law of Pat (Vince) Novally, Shari (the late Jeff) Frazier, Pam (the late Greg) Akers, the late Diane Drennan and Jessy Massey; our dear aunt, cousin and friend of many.

Karen was a very kind hearted person and loved her grandchildren.  She loved to sing and going to Florida.

Service Saturday, February 17, 10:00 a.m. at KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL, 10151 Gravois Rd. Interment Park Lawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. https://donate.cancer.org/  Visitation Friday 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.


11 thoughts on “Milburn, Karen A. (nee Diesel)”

  1. I was blessed to work with Karen for several years at Mercy Technology Services. She was a joy to work with, always positive, pleasant and professional. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing, this is a great loss.

  2. So sorry to hear of my cousins passing. Karen was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. So kind and giving to all her family. She will be missed by all.

  3. So sorry for all concerned. A childhood friend of whom I have wonderful memories.
    My condolences to the family, also wonderful childhood friends.
    May her memory be a blessing.

  4. I was blessed to meet this wonderfully amazing woman last year of whom had touched my life (as she has w/everyone who has had the honor of having her in their life ❤️). The thing that stood out the most about this amazing woman is how she was always cheerful, her kind heart, & was always a pleasure to be around. It just breaks my heart for her famimy & this world to lose such a wonderful woman. The only thing that comforts me is knowing that heaven gained an angel 😇 & she is no longer suffering here on this Earth. My condolences to her family & everyone else who has been touched by her presence. Such a sad time to lose such a beautiful soul. ❤️❤️❤️ RIP Karen 🙏 you will be missed by soooooo many people 😪

  5. I was so blessed to meet this amazing woman last year of whom has touched not only my life, but everyone elsr who has had the honor of being in her presence ❤️. The thing that stood out the most for me about Karen was her kind heartedness, her cheerful personality, & how she was ALWAYS a pleasure to be around ❤️. My condolences to her family & everyone else who is affected by this great loss 💔. The only thing that gives me comfort is knowing that heaven gained another beautiful angel & amazing soul & she is no longer in pain or suffering here on this Earth. It is such a sad day to lose such an amazing woman 😪 RIP Karen 🙏 You will be missed by so many people ❤️ It was a blessing to have met you even if it was for such a short time. You will live on forever through all of the stories & wonderful memories that you have left us with all of us ❤️

  6. Karen was my best friend at Mercy. We worked to get for years and attended many Cardinal games together. She was the kindest, most caring and giving person I knew. She was always thinking of others, raising money for charity during the holidays or buying loads of raffle tickets in support of Mercy charities. I will miss her dearly, but I’m thankful she is no longer in pain. I am sure she got her angel wings and is looking over all of us still on earth. RIP my friend.

  7. I hired Karen at Mercy so many years ago. I remember in her interview that I just fell in love with her kind heart and warm personality. She told me she liked to sing when she worked. I used to hear her humming along as she worked. She was such a special person and gave 100% to everything she did. Sending my love to all of Karen’s family because I know how hard it is to lose someone so truly wonderful. May God’s love surround you and provide great comfort during this time! Karen I will alway love and cherish you and our time together!

  8. I was saddened to hear of Karen’s passing, although I know she has had a long and difficult road in recent years. I am holding your family in prayer, and I pray that you all find comfort in knowing how much Karen meant to so many.

    Kind, compassionate, professional, humble, and full of grace… those are the words that come immediately to my mind when I think of Karen. That is in addition to the fact that she was probably the best Quality Assurance tester I have ever seen. When she understood the project requirements—and she made it a point to ask questions and understand—nothing got past her.

    I recall an occasion many years ago in the office when a coworker became impatient with Karen over valid questions Karen was asking about interpretation of requirements for a project. Karen was the brunt of some unkind remarks that day, but she handled it with grace, compassion, and humility. It left an impression on me as a model of how Christ would have us respond to those who act up a bit… with compassion and mercy.

    May God bless each of you with peace, every day.

  9. Rest in peace, my dear friend and coworker. You were my saving grace and an angel on earth. I cherish our long talks, giving each other advice and sharing our “wisdom for the ages.” I will always remember the funny jokes we make, then giggling like two middle aged school girls. Your fellow angels and God have another job for you now. You will forever be in my heart.

    To Karen’s family. May the Lord bless and keep you. You are in my prayers.


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