Joni Dunkerson (Kelley)
Joni Michele Dunkerson, 65, of Canon City, Colorado, passed away May 25, 2018, after a brief but courageous battle with glioblastoma. She was born March 22, 1953 in Hastings, Nebraska to Charles and Joan (Camp) Kelley and was a 1971 graduate of Widefield High School, in Colorado Springs. In December, 1974, Joni married Michael “Mike” Dunkerson and together they shared an active and happy life. She worked at Newton Manufacturing in Newton, Iowa for over 20 years, before retiring in 2012.
In 2013, Joni and Mike moved to Canon City, where Joni was a member of the Fremont Victory Quilters. Joni loved quilting; she was self-taught and preferred to quilt by hand. She was recently awarded a runner-up ribbon in the Colorado State Fair for one of her quilts. Joni loved animals and also enjoyed gardening and helping Mike with projects around the house and yard. She had a wonderful personality and a great sense of humor. She will be forever missed by those who knew and loved her.
Joni is survived by her husband, Mike, of Canon City; her beloved grandchildren, Jordan Danks, of Newton, Iowa and Alexis Bucklin, of Ira, Iowa; father, Charles Kelley, of Colorado Springs; brother, Jon (Ramona) Kelley, of Woodland Park, Colorado; numerous extended family members and many friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Joan Kelley, and an infant grandson.
At her request, cremation has taken place and no formal services will be held.