From: "Stacy Smith"
Subject: Fred and Sadie (Stephens) Jones
Date: Thursday, July 12, 2001 9:59 AM
Here is some information on my Great grandparents. If you connect with any
of the people listed, let me know and I can send you more documentation.
HONOR COUPLE SUNDAY WITH OPEN HOUSE
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jones of Leon will observe their sixtieth wedding anniversary
April fourth. They were both born on farms south of Leon, spent most of
their lives in the same community and raised their family there. To this
union were born eight children. Johnnie died at the age of three and George
at the age of fourty-seven. The other six children all live in or near Leon
and are employed in town, Jim at the North Lumber Yard; Freddie at the Post
Office: Billy at Stewarts: Tommie at the schoolhouse; Dorothy (Mrs. Lester
Hubbard) at the schoolhouse: Opal (Mrs. Bill Norris) at Grahams. The couple
has thirty-seven grandchildren and thirty-five great grandchildren. Eleven
grandchildren are attending the Leon schools and 21 members of the family
are employed in the town of Leon. The couple is in good health and does
a lot of walking. Their family is honoring them with an open house from
two until four o'clock Sunday afternoon, March 30. Friends and relatives
are invited. FRED JONES Jones, Fred. 95 Leon, died July 27. Services
were conducted July 29 from the Stewart-Duerr Funeral Home with the Rev.
Richard Gifford officiation. Burial was in the Leon Cemetery Obituary Fred
Jones, son of James Harvey and Elizabeth (HATFIELD) Jones was born in Decatur
County, Iowa. April 27, 1880 and died July 27, 1975 in his own home, aged
95 years 3months. He was united in marriage to Sadie STEPHENS April 4, 1909.
To this union were born eight children, all being born about eight miles
south of Leon on the family farm. They attended Bethel Church gion with
the team and wagon. In later years, Fred and his companion moved to Leon.
They celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary, before his wife died in 1972.
Many will remember him for his service to the community and to the Central
Decatur Community School children, as he took it upon himself to place the
Stop Signs in the street. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sadie; sons
Johnnie, George and Tommy; one sister; two brothers; four grandchildren.
Survivors are sons Jim, Freddie and Billy, all of Leon;daughtes Opal NORRIS
and Dorothy HUBBARD, Leon, one sister, Mary MCGLOCKIN, Denver Colorado; daughters-in-law
Clara, Dorothy, Marcine and Pansy; sons-in-law Bill and Lester, all of Leon,
34 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren, and five great great grandchildren;
and other relatives and friends.