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Karen Biley

Karen (Broxey) Biley, 68, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, after a battle with cancer at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. Visitation was Oct. 23 at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cedar Rapids. There will be no service.
Karen was born Nov. 24, 1942, to Charles and Edith (Ludwick) Broxey. She attended Wilson High School, graduating from Jefferson High School in 1960. On May 20, 1961, she married her high school sweetheart, Larry Biley. They enjoyed 50 beautiful years. Together they had two daughters, Denise Vincent-Lenz (Doug) of Sutliff and Chris (Steve) Troendle of Swisher. She has three (love of her life) grandchildren, Trent Vincent, Tarra Troendle and Trisha Troendle. She is survived by her mother, Edith Broxey; two sisters, Dawn (Dan) Leonard and Debra (Doug) Broxey-Bramow; many cousins; and special friend, Al Vincent.
Karen and Larry owned and operated the Ely Tap for 17 years, from 1980-1997. She then worked for Sodeko Cafeteria at AEGON for 10 years before retiring in 2008.
Bubi’s favorite times were spent at the cabin in Sutliff with children and grandchildren making memories!
A memorial fund has been established in memory of Karen. Please sign the online guest book for Karen at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.