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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.

Casketbearers 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

To submit your Ringgold County obituaries, contact Sharon R. Becker at
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Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.

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