Karen (Meadows) Natale Jones

Born: Wed., Mar. 2, 1949
Died: Tue., Jan. 8, 2013

Private Services


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 11, 2013
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 11, 2013
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

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Karen Natale Jones, 63, of Kibler Drive, Girard, PA, and formerly of Warren, PA, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.

Karen was born March 2, 1949, in Warren, PA, the daughter of the late Fredrick and Betty Gibson Meadows. She was a 1967 graduate of Warren High School.  She primarily worked in management in various businesses in the Warren Area, including CVS, Dollar General and most recently Kwik Fill-United Refining, from which she retired.  She was a former member of the Tiona United Methodist Church, and also enjoyed her membership at the Eagles Club, Moose Club and the American Legion.  Karen will be most remembered for loving the spice of life--she especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends, dancing and music.  She will be missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Jeffrey Evan Jones, whom she married on February 11, 2012 in Girard, PA; one daughter,  Laurie Wenzel, Warren, PA, and her children, Darren & Nicole Wenzel; two sons, Rick Kifer, his companion, Sheri Berdine, Clarendon, PA, and their children,  Bethany Kifer, Jackie Kifer, Tony Berdine, Rachael Berdine & Travis Peterson, Scott Kifer, his companion, Jennifer Hice, Warren, PA, and their children, Ella Kifer & Michael Marcovich; she is also survived by Jeffrey’s children, Corey Jones and Shannon Jones, and Jeffrey’s parents’, James Jones & June Jones; two brothers, William A. Meadows, and wife, Darlene, Sheffield, PA, and Robert A. Meadows, Tiona, PA; three sisters, Bonnie L. Florcosky, Cleveland, OH, Candy S. Fox, and husband, Howard, Warren, PA, and Nancy R. Mealy, MI; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death her by first husband, Richard C. Kifer, on December 9, 1982, and by her second husband, Michael J. Natale on July 9, 2004; and her brother, Clinton "Bud" Meadows.

Friends will be received at the Peterson - Blick Funeral Home, Inc., 1003 Penn Ave., E., Warren, on Friday, January 11, from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m.  A private funeral service will be held for the family.

Burial will be in the Warren County Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Jackie and Paige
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Laurie and Nicki, wish there was something I could say to make this easier. Paige and I went through the same thing 3 years ago. Sending you both a hug, and Nick..you know you can stop in any time you need a real one! Jackie

Lynn Cawley Briggs
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
To the entire extended family, my sincere condolences at this difficult time. Karen was always a beautiful person and will be missed by many. I grew up with her in Tiona and will never forget her.

Tammy (Natale) Jensen
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
I am so very sorry for your loss. Karen was a wonderful lady, and I will always be grateful for her strength and caring for my father Mike when he was ill during the last stages of his life. She was his angel. May she now rest in peace. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Terry & Cathy Allshouse
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
So sorry for your loss. We knew Karen for many years, she will be missed. Our condolences to her family.

Terry & Cathy Allshouse

Sarah Gillespie
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
So sorry for your loss, Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Greg Edmiston
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
To all of Karens extended families. My sincere condolences to all of you.
There were many family kids in Tiona who grew up together and spent time together, either at play, school, or church.
Karen was a special person. When she and her daughter showed up at my fathers' viewing in '84, it meant alot to my mother, more than Karen knew.
Karen is in a better place, but left too soon, with alot to see and do.

   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
Such a great loss! Always enjoyed her wit, zeal for life and company! She will be missed.

Linda (Natale) Gebhardt
   Posted Thu January 10, 2013
I am so very sorry for your loss. Karen was a loving and kind hearted woman, and I will forever be greatful for the love, strength and care she gave to my father Mike during their life together, and the angel she became to him during the last stages of his illness and life. May she rest in peace. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Paul & June Natale
   Posted Fri January 11, 2013
Our sympathy to all of you. Karen was so full of life and friendly to everyone. We will keep you in our prayers.

Karen Hayes
   Posted Fri January 11, 2013
I am so sorry to learn of Karen's passing. She and I have known each other for a long time. We buddied after my husband died in 2004. I have thought of her most recently and wondered how she is. Now, I know. My prayers are with all of you. I am glad that she was happy in recent times.

Tony Gigliotti
   Posted Fri January 11, 2013
My condolence to you Laurie, Rick and Scott . I am sorry I am not able to be in town to come pay my respects and offer my sympathy in person today.

Dawn Wilcox
   Posted Fri January 11, 2013
So sorry for your loss. I knew Karen for many years, she will be missed. Our condolences to her family. You all will be in our prayers and thoughts..
Dawn and Marc Wilcox

Susan (Malone) Skypeck
   Posted Fri January 11, 2013
I was so sorry to hear of Karen's death...and shocked. I have wondered about her from time-to-time: she was a friend of mine in high school....and sadly, we lost touch. It seems she did not change much through the years, though! She was always thoughtful, sweet, fun and a good friend. God comfort all of you.

Jean Bogart Voegele
   Posted Sat January 12, 2013
Lori, Nicki, Darren,

So sorry to hear of your loss. You all are in my prayers and thoughts. Love Jean

Lois Niederer
   Posted Sat January 12, 2013
Lori, Lois was so sad that she could not make the viewing yesterday. She asked me to send her condolences and say's her thoughts and Prayers are with you Nicki and Darren.

Gary 'Lud' Kujawa
   Posted Sat January 12, 2013
To All The Families of Karen's -Please accept my sincere condolences of Karen's passing. May god bless her...


Michael Natale
   Posted Mon January 14, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss! Karen was a very kind and giving person. She was also a very strong woman who took care of my father (Mike Natale) during his bout and eventual passing with cancer. She made him very happy. She will be missed.

Cheryl Clarl
   Posted Mon January 14, 2013
Dear Lori and family,
I'm so terribly sad to hear of the passing of Karen, I'm in shock.......I have known her for several years and she was an awesome , lovely, caring friend!!!! I will miss her so very much!!!!!!! My deepest condolences to all of you and my prayers will go out to all of you in this terrible time of loss!!!! I will think of that lovely, lovely smile of hers.....I'm just so still in shock of this news,............god bless!!!!!!!!

My deepest sympathy,
Cheryl Clark

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