Karen Halley, 64

Karen Halley, 64, of Lebanon, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, in Winter Haven, Fla. 

She was born on July 11, 1952, in Connersville, a daughter of Margaret Wright and the late Charles Mellen.

Karen was a 1970 graduate of Centerville High School and a 1974 graduate of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. She was married to John Halley on July 1, 1972; He survives.

Karen was active in many different roles in the communities she lived in before finally retiring as secretary to the principal at Lebanon High School.

A loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Karen enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. 

Funeral Services are planned for 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., in Lebanon.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home in Lebanon.

Interment will take place at a later date.  

Survivors include her husband, John Halley, Lebanon; daughters Laura (Matt) Jacoby, Wabash, and Katherine (Ben) Ames, Greenfield; grandchildren:  Jackson Jacoby, Margaret Ames and Paul Ames; brothers:  Dale (Carrie) Mellen,

David Mellen and Donald Mellen and stepsister Judy (Mark) Fry.

In addition to her father and step father Jack Wright, Karen was preceded in death by a step brother, Steve Wright.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Karen’s honor to the Boone County Senior Services, Inc., 515 CrownPointe Drive, Lebanon, IN  46052 or Riley Children’s Foundation, 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, Indiana  46204.

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Posted on 2017 Jan 04