Kari Jo Jones, age 49, of Spencer, passed away peacefully at 8:20 AM on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at I U Health, Bloomington. She was born in Bloomington on February 14, 1970, the daughter of Henry Shelton Rice & Jo Ann (Gates) Rice.
She was a 1988 graduate of Owen Valley High School and a 1990 graduate of Vincennes University with an Associates of Science Degree. She worked at Putnam Plastics, Inc as a Data Analyst for 26 years. She loved spending time with her family and friends as well as a passion for helping kids grow into fine young adults in the 4-H Junior Leaders Program and Poultry Club. She was also on the Owen County 4-H Council.
Kari is survived by her loving husband of 22 years, Ralph Jones of Spencer; sons, Austin Jones and Dyllin Jones both of Spencer; step-daughter, Heather Bishop of Indianapolis; mother, Jo Ann Rice of Spencer; sister, Karen Sebben of Spencer; brother, Stephen Rice of Spencer; brother-in-law, Randy Jones; sister-in-law, Sandy Eaton and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She is preceded in death by her father, Henry Shelton Rice and her sister, Kathy Maners.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer on Saturday, January 18, 2020, with Pastor Allan Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Hudson Hill in Gosport.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 17, 2020 from 4:00-8:00 pm and on Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to either Riley Hospital for Children or to the Owen County Junior Leaders.
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