Obituary: Karen Marie “Sophie” Burris

March 4, 1963 – December 5, 2022

Karen Marie “Sophie” Burris, 59, of Bedford, passed away at 7:59 a.m. on Monday, December 5, 2022, at
her residence.

Born March 4, 1963, in Daviess Co., she was the daughter of Ernest Bradley and Anna Louise “Dude” (Summers) Bradley. She married Seth Burris on June 28, 2008, and he survives. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and her Master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan. She was a 5th-grade teacher at Edgewood Intermediate School in Ellettsville. She was an avid softball player, winning many championships throughout her life.

She loved dogs and was passionate about rescuing them. She enjoyed traveling, fishing, motorcycling, scuba diving, and all things IU. She was an inspiration to many, anyone who met her, loved her.

Survivors include her husband, Seth, of Bedford; three brothers, Randy (Marsha) Bradley, of PA, Allan (Margie) Bradley and Doug (Becky) Bradley, all of Loogootee; two sisters, Susan (Steve) Dequeant, of Arlington, TX, and Cynthia (James) Wilmes, of Jasper; a sister-in-law, Emily (Tony) Wheeler, of Mitchell; nieces and nephews, Geoff Bradley, Caroline Wilson, Catherine Wilmes, Alyssa Dequeant, Elizabeth Bradley, Aidan Wheeler, and Sam Westfall; special thank you to Sherry “Buzz” Wininger, Kristie Bennett, Lynn Uhls, Karen’s honorary daughter Carly Bennett and the many close friends who were a
tremendous help through her illness.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7th in the Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until the hour of service on Wednesday at the mortuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the White River Humane Society.

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