Kathryn Ann Burson


Kathryn Ann Burson (Diehl), also known as Kathy, Sister, Memaw, Mimi, to my sisters and I as Mom or Momma went peacefully from this world on Monday, September 6, 2021.  Her last moments were filled with her family’s tears, love expressed with tender caresses, words of endearment affirming to her of how much she is loved and will be missed. She looked like an angel as she took her last breath surrounded by her loved ones.

Funeral Service: 1PM Friday, September 17, 2021 Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel in Waco. Buried will follow at Rosemound Cemetery.
Visitation and Viewing will be one hour prior to the service.

You may watch the Live Stream of the service by Clicking HERE.

She lived with her parents in her childhood home the last years of her life caring for them. She had a career in nursing and was very knowledgeable in the medical field. She saved many lives being a true care giver and gave love in it’s purest form from her heart. She could be silly, fun and enjoyed so much of what we all enjoy in life. She liked good music, food, company, and she loved to read books or watch romantic comedy movies. All of what made her unique and special can not be expressed entirely with words. She was so much more than loving words on paper to each and everyone that knew her.

Kathy is survived by her mother, Mildred “Mammaw” Diehl of Waco,  sister, Evelyn “Tootie” Murphy of Saginaw; brother, Robert “Rusty” Diehl and wife Shirley of Mabank; daughters, Kasondra Henderson and husband Rob Henderson of Red Oak, Karrissa Edwards and husband Chris Edwards of Farmersville, and Kerri Turner of Princeton; grandchildren, Caleb Edwards, Sheldon Henderson, Kiley Edwards, Nic Bray, Cassidy Bray, Kess Henderson, Jayden Reed, Mathew Turner, Kynzie Turner, and Kymber Turner (in order according to age); and many more family members that loved her more than she knew.

“I do know that she truly belongs to God. He knows all of her, entirely down to the number of hairs on her head. We all take for granted the blessings of knowing someone and having them be a part of our lives not thinking in a moment it can all change. We would do anything to have you back mom, to call you and tell you how we feel just one more time. But, we can not, so left here with broken hearts we will miss you all of our days left here in this life. And in our hearts we will keep a hope that is based on the promise that Jesus has prepared a place for His children. Love you bunches, forever and always. In faith I say until we meet again… “

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. There is no love like a mother love. All the talks, laughs, tears & words of encouragement from/to mom will be forever missed. Your last words of “Love you forever and always. Take care of each other” will be with me always. I’m so thankful God gave me you to call “mom”!

  2. Momma, I don’t have the words to express how much I love you and will miss you. There is nothing I would not do to bring you back here with us. You did everything in the world for me and the kids and you got to see me turn into a person that you are so proud of. And for that momma I have you to thank. I will miss you everyday of my life. Watch over me and my babies. We love you bunches. Love your babygirl Kerri

  3. Kasondra, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I am praying for you and your family. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 Love you!

  4. I’m so truly sorry for your loss and the loss to our family. This year as not a been kind to the Diehl’s. We all lost Pawpaw, and now, just 3 months later, Kathy. Family gatherings will never be the same. I’ll miss her laugh, her hugs, her company salad (lol) and her I love you’s. I love you Aunt Kathy.

  5. Victoria Borst & Pat Thompson

    We both are so sorry for your loss Kerri. I wish we both had the opportunity to meet your Mom. We Pray that you, and your
    Family will receive the Strength to do your best here on Earth, until you see your Mom again. We love you Kerri. Love to your Family.

  6. Susie and Thomas Seargeant

    So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. If there is anything we can do let us know. We love you.
    Susie and Thomas Seargeant

  7. Garth and Shirley York

    We are so sorry for your loss. The Lord give you comfort, peace and love.

  8. Dearest ones, please know my heart is saddened for you as you all grieve your mom, grandma, sister, daughter, and friend. I pray for peace, comfort, happy memories, and healing for all of you.
    Love and sincerest condolences and hugs

  9. We are so sorry for your loss of your mother, and we are praying for you as you grieve.

  10. Wilson and Gretchen Allen

    Sending prayers to all of you. We are so sorry for the loss of your dear mom.

  11. Baylor Scott and White Hospice

    Dear Kathryn Burson family, The Baylor Scott and White Hospice family would like to give you our deepest condolences with our thoughts and prayers. We still care and we are still here for you! God bless you!

  12. Baylor Scott and White Hospice

    Dear Kathryn Burson family, The Baylor Scott and White Hospice family would like to give you our deepest condolences with our thoughts and prayers. We are still here for you and we still care! God bless you!

  13. I am so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss her dearly. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. William ( Pepsi ) Cook & Dorothy Cook

    Dear Diehl Family, our hearts are saddened to hear of Kathy’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with g go

    Dear Diehl Families, Words cannot express the sadness in out hearts tonight. Our prayers are for God to surround you all with His sweet arms of love and Grace and bring you peace. Kathy lovingly cared for her Dad and Mom and we know God blessed her as He received her into Heaven and we will see her again one day.
    William( Pepsi ) and Dorothy Cook

  15. Clint & Bernadette Walker

    Mamaw, Aunt Evelyn and family, Uncle Rusty and family, Kasondra, Karissa, Kerri Ann, and all your families, we are so very sorry for your loss. This has been a very hard year for all you. Our hearts and prayers to each one of you today and in days to come. All our family love!

  16. Terry Morriss Lechler

    Prayers for the family.

    Terry Lechler & the UHS Class of 1971

  17. I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Kathy was such a sweet person I always enjoyed being around. Karrissa and Kasondra, you’re in my prayers.

    Love you,
    Amy Kay

  18. ronald gene burson

    I have felt a whole in my heart, since you went away.

  19. “…but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord!” Romans 6:23 I will always treasure the friendship and times I had with Kathy. She was and remains A beautiful soul inside and out. She loved her girls, her grandchildren, her great grandchildren and her parents with all her heart and gave herself completely for them. I will miss our planning future trips, life experiences and solving the world and family problems together. Luv U always and forever Kathy and continue to pray for comfort for all your family and friends as we mourn our temporary separation. I saw a sign the other day that said “SISTERS NEVER LET YOU DO SILLY THINGS…….ALONE”. I pray that God lets us Christian Sisters do silly things in heaven and laugh till we cry, but right now it’s tears of sadness over separation from your smile and you.

  20. Karrissa Edwards

    It’s late and I can’t sleep. Just watched your video, mom. GOSH, I MISS YOU! I still can’t believe your gone. How??? I just don’t get it. My heart hurts so deep. I love you, mom, big whole bunches, forever & always!

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