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Kathryn Jones Faulkner

February 8, 1928 — October 21, 2009

Services for Mrs. Kathryn Jones Faulkner, 81, of Dallas, TX formerly of Memphis, TX will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, October 24, 2009 at the First Baptist Church in Memphis, TX with Rev. Daniel Downey, officiating and Dr. O.K. Bowen, assisting. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Memphis, TX under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Memphis, Texas. Kathryn passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2009 in Dallas, TX of natural causes. Kathryn was born February 8, 1928 in Giles, TX to the late Mr. Joseph Baker and Mrs. Mittie (Wiley) Baker. After graduating from Hedley High School in 1945 she moved to Memphis, TX where she was employed by Greene Dry Goods. She married Hubert Ayres Jones Sr. on June 23, 1946 and enjoyed a loving and faithful marriage of 57 years. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1996. He preceded her in death on April 3, 2003. Kathryn worked in the Memphis office of West Texas Utilities for 28 years. Although she provided a wonderful home for her husband, children and grandchildren, participated in church and school activities and worked a full time job Kathryn still found time to pursue her lifelong passion as an actress. She sang regularly with her church choir and with a troupe named the Nifty 50’s that sang the songs from the 30’s and 40’s that were her favorites. She was a member of the Memphis Little Theatre where she held leading and supporting roles in numerous productions. Kathryn never let the lack of a formal stage interfere with playing the role and providing a little dramatic flair to everyday life brightening the moment for those around her. Kathryn was a member of the Red River Red Hatters, the 51 Club, the 1913 Study Club and the Preservation Foundation. Perhaps her only vice in life was her love of western movies. She was a very active member in the First Baptist Church in Memphis, TX and instilled a strong sense of faith in God to her children and grandchildren. She taught Sunday school, led Bible studies, sang in the choir, visited the sick and was a great witness for her Lord. After the passing of her husband, Kathryn moved to Dallas, TX where she lived in Town North Village, a retirement community. It was here that she met and married Ernie Faulkner in 2007 in a gala celebration held at the home. Ernie was a singer too and he and Kathryn enjoyed singing songs, watching westerns and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers. While brief, Ernie and Kathryn embraced their time spent together and with their families. Kathryn was preceded in death by her sister, Coleen Edling, her brother, Warren Jefferson Baker. She is survived by her husband, Ernie Faulkner of Dallas, TX; her son, Hubert Jones Jr. and wife Connie of Frisco, TX; her daughter, Kathy Jones Helm and husband Larry of Dallas, TX; her sisters, Mildred Pletcher and Margaret Lair and husband James all of Amarillo, TX; her brother, Bob Baker and wife Valda of Amarillo, TX; her grandchildren, Matt Helm and wife Christie and their children Jonathan, Harrison and Madison all of Hinsdale, IL; Marci Kramer and husband Jeff and their children Mary Caroline and Hannah of Ft. Worth, TX; Carole Aponte and husband Phil and their child Amelia of Plano, TX; Kristin Getterman and husband Smith of Waco, TX and the children of her husband, Kim Hull and husband Greg of Dallas, TX; Karen Giddings and husband Bill of Bird Island, OK and Bob Faulkner of Independence, MO. The family will receive friends on Friday, October 23, 2009 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Hughs Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials to the Fellowship Hall Building Fund at First Baptist Church, 121 S 8th St., Memphis, TX 79245 or a charity of your choice.
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