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Karen Jones

January 28, 2022

Karen Jones, 85, died January 29, 2022 at Pine Village in Moundridge Kansas.  She was born on March 5, 1938 in Hutchinson, Kansas,   Her parents were A.E. (Earl) Jones and Helen Edith (Phillips) Jones.

Karen attended Mitchell Grade School, graduated from Hutchinson High School, received her Bachelors of Science degree from Bethany Nazarene College (SNU), in Bethany Oklahoma, and a Master’s Degree from Kansas State University.

She taught Middle School, Home Economics in Newton, Kansas for thirty five years at Chisholm Middle School.  She was active in the National, State, and local Home Economic Organizations; and the Kansas National Educational Association.

Karen enjoyed cooking, sewing, doing receptions, preparing meals for various groups at her church, and cheering the KSU Wildcats.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Leonard Earl Jones, Dr. Richard (Helen Marie) Jones, and sister Helen Louise (Arlo) Newell.

Karen is survived by her sister Barbara Jean Jones of Newton, and her extended family Jerry and Joanne Supernois of Newton, Mark and Holly Supernois of Wichita, Lisa (Dan) Timmons of Newton, Kristi Bueno of Newton, and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as great and great-great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1000 North Main, Newton, Kansas at 10:30 a.m., Friday February 11, 2022.   Visitation will be Thursday, February 10, 2022 at Petersen Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  In Lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Karen may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene or Pine Village, in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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17 thoughts on “Karen Jones

  1. Ms. Jones was the teacher who left the biggest impact on my life. She taught me the basics of life, cooking, sewing, following directions etc.
    Thank you, Ms. Jones. You will be missed.

  2. Miss Jones! Her dry sense of humor and ability to save you at the last minute when your sewing project is all but lost! Taught me to get into a car in a miniskirt without showing my underwear before sending me home to change. I’ll never forget her. I’m 69 now but I’ll never forget her lessons!

  3. I did my middle school student teaching under Miss Jones. The kids sewed “snakes”. I appreciate that she let me be a part of her influence on these kids. She had a fun little laugh that sneaked out of her somewhat serious demeanor. Sympathies to her sister Barb.

  4. Miss Jones. Thank you for all the cooking and sewing classes I had as a child. They have helped me immensely as a grown woman. Condences to Barbara and to the entire Supernois family for there support to you and your sister all of these years. Asking God to wrap his arms around your loved ones during this time. May you rest in peace. I will always remember this saying from your classes you taught….”My stars and garders”!

  5. Karen was quite an influence on so many. I do know, first hand, that she loved and cared for her students and the youth and high school/college age kids in her church. I got a chuckle at one of the posts which mentioned “her somewhat serious demeanor.” When I first met Karen, 50 years ago, I didn’t think she liked me, very much. However, I soon found out about that “somewhat serious demeanor” if hers. She pretended to be pretty tough, but underneath that toughness was a good, caring and kind heart! Thanks, Karen, for all the good food!😁

  6. Miss Jones taught 3 generations of my family, I was Miss Jones’ Aide my 8th grade year. She never made me feel shy or awkward I never got to thank her. I will remember her fondly.

  7. I had Ms. Jones as a Home Eco. teacher. She helped me in my growth of sewing and cooking. I sew all my clothing and remember her instructions on my seams. I remember the pie contest and making her favorite. She will be missed.

  8. While Growing up, Karen was always there- first through church and then at school. I do believe God gifted her with patience in dealing with me and my sister during our turbulent teens. Barbara, may God comfort you at this time.

  9. I don’t even know where to start. I guess I will just say thank you for being such a big part of my life. Thank you for teaching me so much and for always being there. You helped make me who I am today. I will carry you in my heart until we meet again.

  10. Thank you Karen for all your commitment to students. You were a devoted teacher. ♥️

    I’m so sorry Barb, Karen will be missed.

  11. I have to admit, I admired you, but you scared me. We had our tiffs, as I was sick and missed class often, and you saw potential in me that I did not, so you were harder on me than some. Years later you came into my work and I was a little girl in front of my teacher again. Thank you for your knowledge, and for inspiring so many. RIP you earned it.

  12. Barb, Ron and I just learned of Karen’s passing. We so appreciated her faithfulness and dedication to the church and fondly remember the countless hours she gave working in the church kitchen. Our sincere condolences to you and the extended family.

  13. Barb, Thinking of you! I just lost my sister at 60 in December so I’m grateful you had Karen for many years!! Hoping your comforted by wonderful memories 🙏🏼

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