Karen J. Kleese, 70, of Washington, died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City following a sudden illness.
Celebration of life services were held Monday, Dec. 21, at the United Presbyterian Church with Rev. Kitch Shatzer officiating. Visitation was Sunday, Dec. 20, at the Jones-Eden Funeral Home. Interment was at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington. Memorials have been established for the United Presbyterian Church in Washington or the Central Park Senior Center. Online condolences may be sent to Karen’s family through the web at www.jonesfh.com .
Karen is survived by daughter Lori Miller and husband Sheldon of Wayland; daughter Karla Tjelmeland and husband Kreg of Ely; son Philip Kleese of Washington; daughter Nanci Hosick and husband Neil of Sharon, Penn., 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.