Karen E. (Wilson) Bleakney, 72

Karen E. (Wilson) Bleakney, 72, of Newton died on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 18, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will greet friends from 2-4 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home. Memorials to Skiff Hospice or the Newton Animal Rescue League may be left at the funeral home.

Those left to honor Karen’s memory are her children, Chuck (Sue) DeBruyn, of Marshalltown, Marv DeBruyn, of Newton, Jerry Chandler, Jr., of Newton, and Kristi (Gary) Etter, of Eden Prairie, Minn.; step-children, Mike (Mary) Bleakney, of Newton, Deb (Rod Snodgrass) Bleakne,y of Newton, and Dan Bleakney, of Napa Valley, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; her half brothers, Jim (Jamie) Wilson and Bob (Donna) Wilson.