Karen Jo Chelf Fones, 66, of Norris, TN, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at North Knoxville Medical Center. She was born on September 21, 1952 to the late Herman and Ruby Cundiff Chelf in Knifley, KY.
She attended grade school at Knifley and then high school at ACHS before earning a bachelor's degree from Campbellsville University. She loved animals and being in the outdoors. She enjoyed cooking,canning and she loved sports and was a skilled soccer coach. She loved her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She touched the lives of so many people and will be dearly missed.
Husband of 45 years (together for 52 years): William Michael Fones
Children: Jeremiah Michael Fones & Megan Davis, Megan Nicole Sigmon & husband Joe, William Cory Fones & wife Amber
2 Siblings: Sharon Ann Bottoms & husband Larry; Betty Sue Feese & husband William
4 Grandchildren: Elle Long, Hunter Fones, Savannah Fones & Ali Fones
A host of family & friends
The family will be having a "Celebration of Life" for Karen at the Museum of Appalachia, 2819 Andersonville Hwy., Clinton, TN, on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 7:00pmET.
Holly Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton, Tennessee is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at