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Karen Jane Morland

Karen Jane Morland, 79, died June 29, 2022, at her home in Hutchinson.  She was born September 25, 1942 in Wichita, the daughter of Woodrow and Lela Ahrendt Bird.  She was a graduate of Harper High School, Harper, KS.  Karen was well traveled.  She was the first woman foreman for Coleman and the first woman driver for Frito-Lay.  She had also worked for the IRS.  Most recently she was a mail carrier for the US Postal Service.
In the early 1960’s, Karen wrote for a romance magazine.  She was a member of Leadership Now, the Democratic Caucus, and was on the Library Board for Sedgwick County. 

She is survived by a son, Daryl Heath, Hutchinson; a daughter, Katrina Heath, Wichita; siblings, Woodrow Bird II, Valley Center, Lewis Bird, Roanoke, TX, and Christine Bower, Valley Center; and various nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Per her wishes, cremation is planned and private family services will take place.  To leave a condolence for the family, visit:  www.inmanfh.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of Karen Morland

DJ Jul 13 2022 12:27 AM

Aunt Karen was the force of nature, and she taught me to be one also. I will forever miss her.

Nichole Conard Jul 5 2022 11:21 AM

Good bye to my Aunt Karen. Her strength and fearless passion will always be close to my heart. I loved her so much. We always had the best conversations and just a sweet connection. If anyone asks me about where my strength comes from I will most likely I have told stories about my Aunt Karen. She was an example of toughness and love that always made an impression on me and those around her. She hugged and gave the back pat that Grandmother did. I always looked forward to seeing her and just talking about all the things on our plates.
I love you Aunt Karen❤️✌️🤘🌈

Michelle Durkin Jul 5 2022 10:35 AM

My deepest condolences, May she Rest In Peace.

Dee Welch Jul 4 2022 8:25 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Karen Morland

Gary Cowman Jul 3 2022 8:44 PM

She never
Cease to amaze me loved to travel and always willing to try new things . She will be missed love Donna

Donna Bird Jul 1 2022 8:11 PM