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Karen Halley, 64, of Lebanon, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, in Winter Haven, Florida. She was born on July 11, 1952, in Connersville, a daughter of Margaret Wright and the now 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.
Survivors include husband John Halley of Lebanon; children Laura Jacoby and husband, Matt of Wabash, Katherine Ames and husband, Ben of Greenfield; grandchildren Jackson Jacoby, Margaret Ames and Paul Ames; brothers Dale Mellen and wife, Carrie, David Mellen, and Donald Mellen; and step-sister Judy Fry and husband, Mike.
In addition to her father and step-father Jack Wright, Karen was preceded in death by a step-brother, Steve Wright.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon, Services are planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Interment will take place at a later date.
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 S. Meridian St.t, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
Online condolences may be made at www.myersmortuary.com.
Published on January 3, 2017
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