(April 22, 1977 – February 8, 2016)
Jenny Carney, 38, passed away Monday, February 8, 2016 at her home in Gainesville surrounded by those who loved her. She was born to Bill and Leah (Harlow) Bethel in Chapel Hill, North Carolina April 22, 1977. Jenny was an Investigator for Child Protective Services for ten years and was passionate about her work. She enjoyed cooking, watching cooking shows and trying new things. Jenny was a selfless person who always put others first. She was always considerate of others feelings and was a wonderful wife and mother. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 12th at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Travis Flanagan, church pastor officiating. Interment will follow in Collinsville Cemetery. Greg McKinney, Eric Coberley, Kincy Lloyd, Daniel Harp, Ryan Walker and Justin Hull will serve as pallbearers. Visitation will be at Meador Funeral Home Thursday from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Survivors include her husband, Aaron Carney of Gainesville; daughters, Kathryn Zielinski of Gainesville and Ashley Carney of Gainesville; parents, Bill and Leah Bethel of Whitesboro; sister, Jewel West and husband, Brandon of Greenville; grandmothers, Virginia Harlow of Herrin, Illinois and Sarah Bethel of Herrin, Illinois; nephews, Brody and Evan West and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Danny and Jo Ann Carney of Collinsville. Jenny had two dogs that she loved, Duke and Ancho. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Willis Harlow and Donald Bethel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Abigails Arms, P.O. Box 1221 Gainesville, Texas 76241 or Cooke County Child Welfare Board P.O. Box 1435. Gainesville, TX 76241.
Jenny’s family wants to offer a special “Thank you” to Vitas Hospice for their care.