Karen Jane Cox loved family, cats and dogs

Saturday, December 8, 2012 | 5:46 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — Karen Jane Cox of Columbia died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. She was 57.

She was born in Columbia on Oct. 5, 1955, to Lloyd J. , and Loretta Nienaber Haley Jr.

She was known for rescuing many cats and dogs. 

She had worked at a phone company since 1971.

Ms. Cox is survived by her father, Lloyd Haley Jr. of Columbia; a son, Jason Cox, and his wife, Keri, of Columbia; a brother, Joel Haley,and his wife, Julie, of Columbia, a grandson, Jaxon Cox; and a niece, Melissa Quas.

Her mother, Loretta, died earlier.

Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth St. Services will follow at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m., and burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to any animal charity.

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