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Orena Mae Karnes

August 21, 1922 July 20, 2018
Orena Mae Karnes
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Orena Mae Karnes, of Rolla, passed away Friday, July 20, 2018 at the age of 95.
She was born on August 21, 1922 in Licking, MO to the late Clarence Jackson and Stella (Easley) Jackson. On August 23, 1941 she married James “Walter” Karnes in Salem, MO. He preceded her in death on February 24, 1991.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Herman Jackson and Albert Jackson; a sister-in-law, Clara Jackson; and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Hubbs.
Mae worked in the kitchen for Phelps County Regional Medical Center for over 20 years. She volunteered for the Rolla Nutrition Site for many years after her retirement.
Mae will be sadly missed by her surviving family which includes: a sister, Fern Hubbs of CO; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Jackson of Steelville, MO; her niece and caregiver, Billie Ramori and husband Hector of Cuba, MO; two other nieces, Shirley Jones and husband Dave of Kirbyville, MO and Dianna Hurden and husband Ed of CO; and extended family and many friends.
A funeral service for Orena Mae Karnes will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla. Interment will follow in the Ozark Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24 at the funeral home.


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