Katherinee Janice Jones, 90, of Franklin, Indiana, passed away at her home on August 21, 2016. She was surrounded by her family. She was born October 17, 1925, in Borden, Indiana, to Robert S. Mull and Beatrice Lamb Matlock Mull. Katherinee married the love of her life, Walter Donald Jones, on November 12, 1943. He preceded her in death on July 11, 2016.
Katherinee was a real estate broker for 30 years with Coldwell Banker Jim Williams Realty. She was also a developer and a successful businesswoman. She and her husband Walter owned and developed Jones Subdivision and Stonybrook Estates in Franklin, Indiana, and Katherinee co-owned and developed with her husband, Jefferson Meadows subdivision, with Jim and Jeanette Williams. She and her husband were partners in five Steak n’ Shake restaurants in Tennessee and Georgia.
Katherinee was a member of Tabernacle Christian Church in Franklin, was Past Worthy Matron of Franklin Chapter OES No. 439, past president and secretary of CWF and past president of Hilltop Group, Tabernacle Christian Church. She was a 4-H leader of Hopewell Girls for several years and was a past PTA president.
She is survived by her daughters, Karen Lee Gimian (Allan) of Montclair, Virginia, Sharon Kay DeWitt (Donn) of Franklin, Indiana, and Jan Elizabeth Reichel (Bruce) of Franklin, Indiana; grandchildren, Chad VanEtten, Casey VanEtten, Jennifer Reichel Morey (Nick), Todd Gimian, Tara Gimian, Walter Jones, Homer Jones and Jennie Jean Katherinee Jones; and six great-grandchildren. Katherinee is also survived by a brother, Donald W. Mull (Gwen) of Greenwood, Indiana, and several nieces and nephews.
Katherinee was preceded in death by her parents, Robert S. and Beatrice Lamb Matlock Mull; her son, Thomas Douglas Jones; two brothers, William M. Mull and Erman W. Mull; and two sisters, Anna I. Jones and A. Pauline Gaither.
The Reverend William C. Horner will conduct a celebration of life service Saturday, August 27, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 South U. S. 31 (Morton Street) Franklin, IN, 46131, with burial in Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, Indiana, to follow. Friends may call Friday, August 26, 2016, from 4 until 7 p.m. with an Order of Eastern Star service to be conducted at 7 p.m.
If you wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Trooper Bartram Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 24123, Speedway, IN, 46224.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, Franklin, Indiana.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com.