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Karen L. Dingle


Karen L. Dingle, 79, of Bombay, passed away Thursday afternoon, Feb. 6, 2014, at her home while under the loving care of her family and Hospice of the North Country, Inc.

Born in Paxton, Ill., Aug. 8, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Emily Heater Johnson.

Karen met Joseph G. Dingle at Chanute Air Force Base, in Rantoul, Ill., where she was employed as a civilian in medical supply and he was in flight school.

On Feb. 15, 1958, they were united in marriage in the Bombay United Methodist Church. He predeceased her on Sept. 21, 2005.

Karen’s faith in the Lord was very important to her. She was a long time active member of the Bombay United Methodist Church. She had served as chairman of the Administrative Board and was a Sunday school teacher. She was also a board member of the Elmwood Cemetery Association for many years. She was a faithful wife and mother and loved spending time with her family, home crafts, reading, shopping, and playing Scrabble. Karen was an avid Montreal Canadians fan.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Joseph M. and Jeannie Dingle, V, of Naples, Fla.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Stacey and Paul Masuk, Stephanie Dingle, and Heather and Michael Grant all of Bombay; one brother and sister-in-law, Retired Colonel Stephen Johnson and his wife Denise of San Antonio, TX; one sister and two brothers-in-law, Sandra and Rodney Lehman of Berne, Ind., and Clemont Jones of Big Spring, TX; eight grandchildren, Lindsay Chapman and her husband Patrick of Bombay, Brad Wylie of Fort Covington, Jordan Wylie and his companion, Neilly Harris of Fort Covington, Tammy Poitras and her husband Alan of Dunbarton, N.H., Ashley Dingle and her companion, Nick Bellemore of Bedford, N.H., Kara, and Abigail and Marli Grant all of Bombay; six great-grandchildren, Dylan Wylie, Levi and Noah Chapman, and Caly and Alexis Poitras; and many nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by one sister, Dorothy Jones on Jan. 27, 2013.

Calling hours will be Monday from 10 until 11:40 a.m. at the Cappiello-McKenzie and Cosgrove Funeral Home in Fort Covington. A funeral service will be held at noon in the First Presbyterian Church, in Fort Covington, with the Rev. Donald Alexander officiating. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in Fort Covington in the spring.

Donations may be made in her memory to either the Bombay United Methodist Church or to the Alice Ballard Fund of Hospice of the North Country, Inc. in Malone.

Arrangements are through the Cappiello-McKenzie and Cosgrove Funeral Home in Fort Covington.

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