Karen R. Tane

Karen R. Tane

Karen R. Tane, 76, of Jamestown, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Gerry, N.Y. surrounded by her loving family

Karen was born Sept. 13, 1941, in Duluth, Minn., a daughter of the late George Ogden and Thelma Rudd Johnson, but spent almost all of her life in western New York.

She was a graduate of Panama Central School class of 1959, attended the St. Elia Albanian Orthodox Church.

For several years, Karen worked side by side with her husband, Terry, as an owner of the former Elbow Room and the Matador Restaurant, and later worked for many years as a waitress at the former Beechwood Restaurant.

Karen will be remembered as an exceptionally kind person who always put the well-being of others before her own. She was an intensely loyal wife and forever loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.

Karen R. Tane

She enjoyed collecting tea pots, listening to music, relishing in the laughter of those close to her, but most of all doting on her grandchildren.

After courageously battling dementia, Karen is again full of memories of the life she made so very wonderful for those who were fortunate enough to share it with her.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Terry R. Tane, whom she married March 5, 1967; a son, Terry R. (Cheryl) Tane Jr. of Dryridge, Ky.; a daughter, Kristina (Jason) Jones of Marco Island, Fla.; five grandchildren; Morgan Jones, Reese Jones of Marco Island, Fla., Max Tane, Cooper Tane and Bernedette Martin of Dryridge, Ky; a sister, Sheryl F. Thayer of Ashville, N.Y.; a brother, Patrick (Janice) Johnson of Lakewood, N.Y.; a sister-in-law, Sophia Poplus of Westerville, Ohio; and a brother-in-law, Komo Tane of Lakewood, N.Y.; as well as several beloved nieces and nephews.

Besides her biological parents, she was preceded in death by her father, Boyd Johnson; and a brother, Michael Johnson.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Elia Albanian Orthodox Church. The Rev. John P. Hutnyan, pastor will officiate. Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 6-8 pm Monday in the Lind Funeral Home, where a Trisagion Prayer Service will be led by the Rev. Jarrod Russell, pastor of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at 7:45 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.

The family suggests that memorials be made to the Chautauqua Adult Day Care Program, Taft Center, 663 Lakeview Ave., Jamestown, NY 14701.

You may leave words of condolence to Karen’s family at www.lindfuneralhome.com.