Creston, Union County, Iowa
Friday, December 17, 2010
OBITUARY - BERNADINE JONES - Shannon City
Bernadine JONES, 92, of Shannon City, died Dec. 16, 2010, at Alegent Health Mercy Hospital in Corning.
Arrangements are pending at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home, 205 W. Monroe St. Mount Ayr.
OBITUARY - BERNADINE GLADYS (HOFFMAN) JONES
March 4, 1918 ~ December 16, 2010
Bernadine Gladys JONES, 92 of Shannon City, died Thursday December 16, 2010 at Alegent Health Mercy Hospital in Corning,
Iowa. Her granddaughter Tami CARLSON and grandson Doug JONES were at her side.
Bernadine Gladys HOFFMAN, daughter of Ross and Cordelia HOFFMAN, was born March 4, 1918 on a farm northwest of Shannon
City. Bernadine graduated from Shannon City Consolidated School in 1935.
Bernadine married Glee JONES on April 16, 1936 in Grant City, Missouri. They started their married life together on the
Nolan Place southwest of Shannon City. In 1944, they purchased a farm 2 miles west of Shannon City where their son Ted
Bernadine worked for a time at the Swift Chicken Processing Plant in Creston and later she owned and operated the Shannon
City Telephone Exchange. She also was a cook at the Shannon School; a clerk in charge of the Shannon City Post Office;
and a clerk at Jones Mini Mart in Afton. Bernadine also ran the "Cook Shack" for oil well drillers on the Pole Road west
of Shannon City. The most important job she had was being a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother.
Survivors include three sons, Ron (wife Lucille) JONES of Afton, Ted (wife Kate) JONES of Shannon City and Rich (wife
Marcia) JONES of Shannon City; 8 Grandchildren, Jan (husband Randy) PETTIT, Doug (wife Karen) JONES both of Afton, Tami
(husband Greg) CARLSON of Corning, Traci (husband Ed) COOK of Shannon City, Darci (husband Dave) CAMPBELL of Afton, Sheri
(husband Terry) McNAMARA of Winterset, Dave (wife Mindy) JONES of Shannon City, and Brad (wife Julie) JONES of Winterset;
19 Great-Grandchildren, Alex and Sara PETTIT, Trevor JONES, Logan and Ryan CARLSON, Zoie and Emma COOK, Taylor, Haley, and
Peyton Braman, Cole and Kyle Campbell, Patrick, Madilyn, and Elizabeth McNAMARA, Brock and Jake JONES, and Kennedy and
Samantha JONES; two brothers Jack (wife Althea) HOFFMAN of Shannon City and Jerry (wife Ella Jean) HOFFMAN of Urbandale;
sister-in-law Doris HOFFMAN of Creston; nine nieces and nephews and many friends.
Bernadine was preceded in death by her loving husband Glee in 1996; parents Ross and Cordelia HOFFMAN; Granddaughter
Tiffani Jones BRAMAN in 2007; and brother Dale HOFFMAN in 2003.
Services were held Monday, December 20, 2010 at 10:00 a.m.
at the Shannon City Community Church with interment at Oakland Cemetery, Shannon City, Iowa.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, December of 2010
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