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Karen L. Jones, 78, of Centerville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 15, following a brief battle with COVID-19.
She was born Karen Louise Dunlap in Columbus, Ohio, on June 9, 1942. She married C. Dennis Jones on June 13, 1958. They were blessed with 5 children.
Karen attended Gateway Fellowship. She enjoyed watching old movies and reading. She loved to work in her gardens, cook, sew and quilt, and especially enjoyed sharing those talents with others.
Karen will be missed by her husband of 62 years, Dennis Jones; children, C. Douglas Jones & wife, Tammy, Christopher D. Jones & wife, Mary, Craig D. Jones & wife, Nan, Carla Bowen & husband, Tim, and Danni Jones. She also had 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and a beloved sister, Sue Marlow, and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind many life-long friends.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick & Virginia Dunlap and a brother-in-law, Chuck Marlow.
Karen’s family will hold a private service at 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 20. Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery in Centerville.
Memorial contributions are encouraged for Birthright of Richmond, 303 South 6th Street, Richmond, IN 47374.
Sorry for your loss. Karen was such a nice lady as we grew up down the street...
Mark Hilligoss Dec 29 2020 12:00 AM
Denny and family, I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May Our Lord send his Angel's to wrap their wings around you for peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Jane Thompson Dec 21 2020 12:00 AM
Karen has been a dear friend to me for 47 years. I first met her when I and my family moved into our home on Kempton Rd. She appeared at my door with her two beautiful daughters and bringing something she'd baked. What a blessing! That was Karen. I will miss her so much. Denny and family, you're in my prayers.
Darlene Frame Dec 20 2020 12:00 AM
Your mother helped raise us all as her own whenever we were near. For this I am forever grateful. She opened your home to us with love and we knew that warm feeling of comfort. We are all blessed to have had her in our lives. Love you all and prayers for all of the wonderful memories.
Kelly Stanton-Knapke Dec 18 2020 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Karen Jones
Rhonda Hathaway Dec 18 2020 12:00 AM
My sincere sympathy and condolences to your family. Known Karen from school and forever. Always enjoyed her fresh vegetables at our pitch-ins at the Senior Center. Loved by all.
Judie Schlotterbeck Dec 17 2020 12:00 AM
Dear Jones family. Our hearts are heavy and saddened to hear about Karen. She always seemed to have a smile on her face and she was talented in so many ways. Our thoughts are with you during the coming days.
Cindy and Johan de Jong Dec 17 2020 12:00 AM
Dear Denny and Jones Family,
Our hearts are very heavy and our prayers will be with you. We will never forget how welcome Karen & you made us feel on our very first time at Gateway church. We love you.
Bob & Becky Scott Dec 17 2020 12:00 AM
Denny Carla and all. What a kind and beautiful woman inside and out. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Condolences
Linda williams Dec 17 2020 12:00 AM
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Clayton Callahan Dec 17 2020 12:00 AM