Funeral and Tribute Card of William JONES
Submission by Tammy Kay Thaller Collier, April of 2009
Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, November 08, 1984
OBITUARY - WILLIAM JONES
William JONES, son of Kendrick David and Julia Christina WENZEL JONES, was born at Spaulding, Iowa, in Union
COunty on January 24, 1905, and died October 29, 1984, at the Clearview Nursing Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa, at the
age of 79 years, nine months and five days.
His early childhood years were spent in Clarke County. In the spring
of 1917, his family moved to Ringgold County where he lived with his parents until his marriage to Hazel Irene
HULLINGER on October 4, 1927. To this union were born 11 children.
His entire life was spent in farming and
raising livestock. The one hobby he enjoyed most was making molasses. Each year Iowa history students from a
large surrounding area toured his farm to observe this annual event.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Hazel;
children, Martha and Gene; half-brother, Alvin JONES; and half-sister, Julia JONES PLACE.
He is survived by
one brother, Orville, of Tulare, Calif.; and his sons and daughters -- Lloyd and wife Mary of Afton; Robert of Tingley;
David and his wife Genora of New Virginia; Mary and husband Jean COLLIER of Simi Valley, Calif.; Mildred and
husband Ronald PITTMAN of Littleton, Colo.; Margaret and husband Jim THOMAS of Grand River; Curtis and wife Sue of
Ellston; Maxine and husband John McGILVREY of Woodward; and Kendrick and wife Janice of Mount Ayr; 23 grandchildren
and 14 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at the United Methodist Church of Ellston, Iowa, on Friday,
November 2, 1984. Officiating was Rev. Jim SCHUTTER. Music was by Mrs. Leo MORGAN and Maurice JONES.
were Jeff JONES, Jerry JONES, Lonnie RILEY, Gary THOMAS, James COLLIER and Richard THOMAS. Burial was in the Ellston
Cemetery at Ellston, Iowa.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2010
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