OBITUARY - GLEE FRANK JONES
Glee Frank JONES was born May 7, 1912, on a farm near Creston, to Fred and Flossie WHITTLESEY JONES, and passed away
October 3, 1996, at his home in Shannon City, at the age of 84.
The family lived on several farms in the Creston
area before moving to the GUSTIN Place, four miles west of Shannon. Glee quit school after the 8th grade to help with
the family farming.
On April 15, 1936, he married Bernadine HOFFMAN at Grant City, MO. They started their married life
on the NOLAN Place southwest of Shannon City. In 1944 a farm was purchased 2 miles west of Shannon City where their
son Ted now lives. In 1959 the family moved to Shannon City where Bernadine operated the telephone office for a few
years. Glee retired from farming in 1992. Many toiling years werre spent doing what Glee liked doing best . . . Farming.
Glee was a devoted husband & father. Hunting & fishing were two of his favorite pastimes along with spending time with
very close relatives & friends over a cup of coffee each morning at his home. Visits from his great-grandchildren were
very special to him. His greatest pleasure was spending time with his family. We will miss that twinkle in his eyes and
that special smile.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Harry JONES; 2 sisters, Hazel IBBOTSON &
Fairy BATA; and a nephew Duane JONES.
Survivors include his wife Bernadine of Shannon; 3 sons, Ron & wife Lucille JONES
of Afton, Ted & wife Kate JONES and Rich & wife Marcia JONES of Shannon; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; 4
nieces, Reva SHIFFLET, Donna McDONALD, Louise FROIT, and GLoria CHALEK; 1 nephew Jack JONES; brothers and sisters-in-law,
Dale and wife Doris HOFFMAN, Jack & wife Althea HOFFMAN, and Jerry & wife Ella Jean HOFFMAN.
Services were held
Saturday, October 5, 1996, at 10:00 a.m., United Methodist Church of Shannon City, Rev. Pam FARREN officiating. Musicans
were Judy NEWTON and Don WILSON. Casketbearers were Randy PETTIT, Doug JONES, Greg CARLSON, Terry McNAMARA, David
CAMPBELL, David JONES, Brad JONES, Jan PETTIT, Tami CARLSON, Sheri McNAMARA, Karen JONES, Darci CAMPBELL, Traci JONES
and Tiffani JONES. Honorary pallbearers were Reva SHIFFLET, Louise FROIT, Jack JONES, Bob CHALEK, Tim HOFFMAN, Craig
HOFFMAN, Mike CRITTENDEN, Thad HOFFMAN, Richard IDE, Bryan COOK, Donna McDONALD, Larry HOFFMAN, Tootie JONES, Gloria
CHALEk, Elaine HOFFMAN, Chelle HOFFMAN, Gayla CRITTENDEN, Jennifer HOFFMAN and Donald VORHIES.
Interment was made at
Oakland Cemetery, Shannon City.
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Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, November of 2010
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