VINTON:  Karon S. Cunningham, 77, died Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Willow Gardens Nursing Home in Marion following an extended illness.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 PM, Friday, June 9, 2017 at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 E. 6th St. in Vinton.  Private Committal Services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Shellsburg.

Karon was born November 22, 1939 in Vinton to Clell and Lyla (Gordon) Hoon and graduated from Shellsburg High School in 1957.  On October 20, 1962, she married William Cunningham in Shellsburg.

He preceded her in death on January 18, 1982.

For sixteen years, Karon was employed as the Food Manager and Baker at Casey’s General Store in Vinton.  She loved to crochet and recently made oven hot pads for all the staff at Willow Gardens.

She is survived by her daughter, Amy (Steven) Broxey of Cedar Rapids; her grandchildren, Kristal (Drew) Tippie of Cedar Rapids and Holly (Mitch) Johnson of Garner; and her grandchildren, Myla Tippie and Blake, Ava and Teri Johnson.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Jerry Cunningham and her sister, Mary Hoon.

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