Karen D. Saunders, 51 of Syracuse, passed away Aug. 22, 2017, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
She was born on May 19, 1966, in Davenport, Iowa, to Robert & Dorothy (Estes) Munson.
Karen graduated from UNL with dual bachelors in Political Science and History.
She also had a masters in history.
Karen married Lee Saunders on Sept. 25, 1992, in Lincoln.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star – Palmyra, Nebraska Society of Mayflower descendants and the Syracuse Hospital Auxillary She also volunteered at the Otoe County Fair.
She is survived by her husband: L. Lee Saunders of Syracuse; brother: Robert Munson of Germany; also many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services were to be held on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. at the Fusselman-Allen-Harvey Chapel in Syracuse. Burial was to be at Park Hill cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the UNMC Buffett Cancer Center.
Arrangements are by  Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse,
Condolences to www. fusselmanallenharvey.com