OBITUARY

Karen Ann Jones

November 20, 1953February 22, 2019
Play Tribute Movie

Karen Ann Jones, 65, of West Terre Haute, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 22, 2019, at Union Hospital. She was born on November 20, 1953, in Cincinnati, OH to Dennis and Mary Anne (Buechler) Eckerle. She married Michael R. Jones in 1973.

Karen is survived by her loving and devoted husband of nearly 47 years, Michael R. Jones of West Terre Haute; three children, Barbara Sigman and husband John, Mike Jones, Jr., and Christina Thrasher and husband Derrick; five grandchildren, Savannah Sigman, Carson Sigman, Darren Thrasher, Cassandra Jones, and Deanna Jones; and last, but not least, her two dogs, Heidi and Jungji. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Karen graduated in 1971 from Jasper High School in Jasper, IN. A gifted musician, Karen was a music major at Indiana State University. She played the trumpet and the piano. Karen’s love of music led her to a career of teaching others how to read music and play the piano, including her own children. Karen enjoyed being outdoors, listening to the music of nature. She and Mike were members of the Izaak Walton League, Terre Haute Chapter. She was also a member of St. Joseph University Parish. Karen will forever be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be truly missed.

Visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A Memorial Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Karen will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Thursday, February 28, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, February 28, 2019
REMEMBERING

Karen Ann Jones

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Reen Gutgsell

February 24, 2019

I have so many memories of Karen. If you were in the JHS band back in the late 60's and early 70's you really got to know Karen, Pitch and Mary Ann. What a fun and musical family.
My sincerest condolences to all of the family on this unexpected death. The picture of Karen is great. She looked just like her dad.
Karen will be kept closely in our memories.
I will schedule a mass at my parish here in Jasper.
God's blessings upon all of you.

Barbara Sigman

February 24, 2019

Dear God please send this message to my Mom.

Mom,

I love you so very much and now carry you in my heart until we see and hug each other and say I love you again in Heaven.

You were so much more than just a Mom to me you were my every thing. I will miss our texts, phone calls and seeing each other laughing as we did best.

I want you to know that as soon as I found out you were not feeling well me, John, Savannah and Carson rushed as soon as we could to see you. We were all and still are so very sad that you had already gone to Heaven when we came to see you.

Just like you I have a strong sense of feeling and wanted to share with you that strong sense of connection to birds in flight. I saw three sets of birds in flight when we came home with Dad from the hospital. I saw them again this morning outside in my front yard. Today we all happened to all pick out your urn and again it had the birds in flight. So I know the birds are connected to a sign from you above in Heaven and I will forever seek them to focus on you above. I also wanted to tell you we picked out very, very special crosses that we all will wear close to our hearts and take you with us wherever we will go.

Mom, I also want to tell you as you are the strongest of our family and put all of us before you please know that we are all connected closer to each other more than we ever have been before. Time will now pass and never be the same since you aren’t with us here on Earth but we focus now on the future when we will all be together again in Heaven. And most importantly when it comes to a close knit bond you and Dad have shown us all what true unconditional love is and we will never ever break free of that. We are giving Dad lots of hugs and kisses just like we are sending up to you now. We are here with him. He loves you so very much and all of us do to.

Mom we love you and miss you, rest and be at peace. This is our prayer for you.

Your loving daughter
“Barb”❤️

John Klingel

February 23, 2019

I attended our Jasper High School senior prom with Karen as my date. We went out through the last year of high school. I still remember picking her up in a car I borrowed from my boss because ours was broken down, again.
She was so beautiful in a black and white gown. I wore a black tux. I have to say we both looked quite fetching.
That year she gave me a pair of jade cufflinks for Christmas. I still wear them on occasion and think of her as I put them on. I will certainly treasurer them even more now.
We never saw each other again after graduation. I moved to So. Florida in 1974 and lost touch with most classmates. I did attend JHS reunions but we didn't connect.
I will always remember Karen as a sweet and loving person.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Karen Ann Jones, 65, of West Terre Haute, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 22, 2019, at Union Hospital. She was born on November 20, 1953, in Cincinnati, OH to Dennis and Mary Anne (Buechler) Eckerle. She married Michael R. Jones in 1973.

Karen is survived by her loving and devoted husband of nearly 47 years, Michael R. Jones of West Terre Haute; three children, Barbara Sigman and husband John, Mike Jones, Jr., and Christina Thrasher and husband Derrick; five grandchildren, Savannah Sigman, Carson Sigman, Darren Thrasher, Cassandra Jones, and Deanna Jones; and last, but not least, her two dogs, Heidi and Jungji. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Karen graduated in 1971 from Jasper High School in Jasper, IN. A gifted musician, Karen was a music major at Indiana State University. She played the trumpet and the piano. Karen’s love of music led her to a career of teaching others how to read music and play the piano, including her own children. Karen enjoyed being outdoors, listening to the music of nature. She and Mike were members of the Izaak Walton League, Terre Haute Chapter. She was also a member of St. Joseph University Parish. Karen will forever be remembered as a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be truly missed.

Visitation will be held from noon until 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Roselawn Funeral Home. A Memorial Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Karen will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net