Karla Kay Buckalew went to be with Jesus on June 24, 2020.

Karla was born in Chariton, Iowa on June 23, 1965 to Marvin and Jeannette (Cochran) Buckalew.

Karla graduated from Drake University with her BS in Economics, History, Political Science and Sociology with a secondary education teaching endorsement.

Karla was a corporate trainer for Sears/Citi 1992 – 2010, Wells Fargo 2010-2014 and Farm Bureau 2014 on.

Karla enjoyed flowers, walking in the timber and looking at wild flowers, animals, reading, crafts, baking, making candy, needlework, the Republican party and politics, traveling and helping others.

Remaining to cherish her memory are her parents; Marvin and Jeannette, sister Karen (Dennis Kanakulya), nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, poodle Mr. Angus and many friends.

Services for Karla K. Buckalew, 55, were held Monday, June 29, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at Fielding Funeral Home in Chariton Iowa. Visitation was held Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 2-4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment was held following the funeral at the Bethel Cemetery. On line condolences may be made at www.fieldingfuneralhomes.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Iowa State Fair for a plaque by the Farm Bureau exhibit “Growing our Future”. She loved the State Fair and enjoyed being part of the Farm Bureau team. Blue Ribbon Foundation IA State Fair, RE: Karla K. Buckalew Memorial, PO Box 57130 , Des Moines, IA 50317

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