Carolyn M. (Schoonover) Jones (1940 - 2013)

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INDEPENDENCE– Carolyn M. Jones, 73, of Independence, died Saturday morning, Aug. 17, at the ABCM Rehab Center's West Campus in Independence.
Carolyn was born on June 13, 1940, , in Vinton, the daughter of Leland A. and Mary N (Sellers) Schoonover. She received her education in the Garrison Schools and Independence Community Schools, and on Sept. 17, 1955 she was married to Richard Hallett in Independence. The couple owned and operated the Hallett DX and the Hallett & Sons Trucking Company in Brandon. Richard later died on Feb. 20, 1967. On May 24, 1969 she was married to Rex C. Jones at the United Methodist Church in Independence. Carolyn was employed as a secretary with the Independence Community Schools, Bloom Manufacturing, and the Buchanan County Public Health Nurses prior to her retirement.
She is survived by eight children, Randy (Debi) Jones, Independence, Karen (Shawn) Hoaglan, Independence, Robyn (Fred) Brookhouser, New Mexico, Kevin Hallett, Independence, Kathy (Craig) Finholt, Independence, Rod Jones, Bonita Springs, Fla., Rusty Jones, Yuba City, Calif., Kendall Hallett, Madison, Wis., Fifteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren, and a sister; Janice Ludwig, Bremerton, Wash.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands Richard Hallett and Rex Jones.
Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday Aug. 20, at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory in Independence, with Dr. David Larson, officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 19, and from 9 a.m. til services Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Brandon Cemetery, Brandon.
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Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory
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Independence, IA 50644
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Aug. 20 to Sept. 7, 2013