Kathleen Ann Burnop


Kathleen Ann Burnop was called to her heavenly home on September 25, 2021 at the age of 71. 

She was a loving sister, wife, mother, and grandmother.  Kathleen was an amazing woman who freely gave her love, wisdom, and encouragement to all around her. She made friends everywhere she went and related to everyone with thoughtful conversation.  Kathleen was a devoted Christian and loved Jesus with all of her heart. 

Kathleen was born on August 8, 1950 in Austin, Texas to Herbert Emil Sander and Doris Adeline Richter Sander. On May 9, 1970, Kathleen married the love of her life James William Burnop. They settled in Georgetown, Texas in 1992. 

She is survived by her children, Scott Alan Burnop and wife Audrey Rae Benitz and Alison Elaine Jalufka and husband Brian Scott.  She has three grandchildren, Caleb Henry Jalufka, Daniel James Jalufka, and Elliott Grace Jalufka, two sisters, Nancy Jane Burnop and husband Wayne and Betty Jean Gilbert and husband Bob, and her dog Lucy.

Kathleen was a homemaker who lovingly took care of her two children. She worked at various careers from being a secretary for a children’s singer to leading children’s storytime at the Georgetown Public Library. After retiring, she affectionately provided child care for her three grandchildren and loved them with her whole heart. Kathleen was an avid reader and enjoyed creating things through sewing and crafting. 

In July of 2021, Kathleen was diagnosed with a terminal illness called amyloidosis. This disease caused severe heart failure. Kathleen was a fighter and worked hard to regain her strength. She died peacefully in the night from heart complications. Her heart is pumping hard now in heaven.   

Kathleen is preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Emil Sander and Doris Adeline Richter Sander. 

Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 29 at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel in Georgetown from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Services will be at her home church of Mission Liberty Hill Lutheran Church on Thursday, September 30 at 11:00 am. 

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be given to the Liberty Hill Public Library to purchase children’s books so that Kathleen’s love of reading to children can live on.