Michelle Rene (Karnes) Aubrey

Born: Wed., Aug. 8, 1956
Died: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Thu., Aug. 09, 2018
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., Aug. 09, 2018
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

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Michelle “Shell” Rene Aubrey, 61, Kokomo, passed away at 4:50 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at her home.  She was born August 8, 1956, in Kokomo, to Jack Allen and Nancy Jane (Carey) Karnes.

Michelle graduated from Haworth High School in 1974 and earned her associate degree in Business Management in 1996.  She had also earned her cosmetology license and pharmacy tech license and was trained in medical billing and coding.  She worked for Sterling Management and was also retired from Western High School, where she worked in the cafeteria for ten years.  She attended Temple Baptist Church and Fuel Church.

Survivors include her mother, Nancy Jane Gilbert; daughters, Amber N. Aubrey and Jennifer R. Hatt; grandchildren, Jack Lay, Dalton Hatt, Devon Hatt and Evie Mitchum; and special friend, Robert Gonzales.

She was preceded in death by her father; step-father, Joseph Gilbert; brother, Jeffrey Allen Karnes; sister, Pamela Davis; brother-in-law, Doyle Davis; and grandson, Preston Lay.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 9, 2018, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Rd., Kokomo, with Pastor Jacob Burgei officiating.  Entombment will follow in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.  Friends are invited to visit with the family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.  Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.

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Sandra Palmer
   Posted Tue August 07, 2018
Rest in Peace my dear friend. We had some great times together in our younger years. I will never forget them or you.

My prayers go out to your mom and your family.

Cyndy Terry
   Posted Wed August 08, 2018
My dear sweet friend, you will be missed!! You earned your Wings and I know you are present with Our Lord. I will miss those late night message sessions and You know I would be there if I could. I love you and will be Praying for your Family

   Posted Wed August 08, 2018
Amber and family: So sorry to read this about Michelle. Firest and I will always remember this family in our prayers. Your beautiful mother, so sweet and funny too. We will always cherish our times you came out to sing and I remember the look on you mom's face when you were on stage singing! Such pride she had for you. We know we can't stop the pain your family is feeling but know that you are in our thoughts. Love you!