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INDEPENDENCE, Iowa -- Erna E. Jones Niemann, 91, Muscatine, formerly of Independence, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005, at Unity Hospital after a sudden illness.

The Revs. Mark Carr and Paul Ostrem will officiate the services. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence.

Mrs. Niemann was born Sept. 1, 1913, in Rowley, the daughter of August and Hattie Premis Beier. She married Leslie Linden Jones Nov. 7, 1936, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Independence. He preceded her in death in 1965. She later married Edward Niemann June 21, 1971, at Zion Lutheran Church, Muscatine. He preceded her in death in 1995.

She attended the country schools in Buchanan County.

She was the assistant department head in housekeeping at the Mental Health Institute, Independence, for 15 years. She retired in 1978.

She moved to Muscatine in 1995. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and Zion Lutheran Church. She was a former member of the Independence Garden Club and the Kings Daughters.

Survivors include a daughter, Elaine Heitmann and husband Emmert of Muscatine; three grandchildren, Jolynn Patterson, Lynn Heitmann and Debra Heitmann; and three great-grandchildren, Jennifer Heitmann, Sarah Heitmann and Scott Patterson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands, three brothers, Elmer Beier, Raymond Beier and Frederick Beier; and three sisters, Florence Krueger, Elizabeth Becker and Anna Beier
LETTS, Iowa - Nile A. Jones, 99, of Letts, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005 at the Colonial Manor Care Center in Columbus Junction.

The Rev. Kimberly Bowles of the Letts United Methodist Church will officiate the services. Casketbearers will be Nile Jones, Jay Jones, Jeff Jones, Jon Jones, Michael Jones and Lee Jones.

Burial will be in the Letts Cemetery.

Mr. Jones was born Nov. 1, 1905, in Muscatine County, the son of William E. and Mary Harriet Bennett Jones. He married Miss Bess Roach June 20, 1925. Their marriage was blessed with three children.

He came to Letts in 1925 to work on the Letts Turkington Ranch as a cattle feeder and worked there for 54 years. He also raised purebred Herefords. In 1978, He retired and moved into Letts. He then raised and trained race horses. He also was a licensed pilot.

Survivors include his son, Jack Jones and his wife Patricia of Letts; his daughter, Juli Humphreys of Fruitland; 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bess on Sept. 12, 1997; son, Ivan James Jones; brother, Ralph Jones; brother, Lee Lenard Jones who was killed in WWII; sister, Marie Marine; half brother, John Tucker and half sister, Pearl McNames.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Mary Freeda Boynton-Jones, of Muscatine, 87, died Wednesday, December 15, 2004, at Bickford Cottage.

Memorials may be made to the Mary Freeda Boynton-Jones Memorial Fund, in care of Janetta Stamler.

Mary Freeda Jones was born on April 7, 1917, in Columbus Junction, the daughter of John P. and Genevieve Bell Jones. She married Eugene W. 'Mike' Boynton III on September 4, 1938. He preceded her in 1978. She later married Joseph Jones in 1982. He preceded her in 1999.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a son, Michael Boynton and wife Sherry, of Muscatine; a daughter, Janetta Stamler and husband P.J., of Muscatine; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Marie Duncan, of Columbus Junction, and Jean Miksch, of Washington.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, two brothers, Russell Kennedy Jones and James Darold Jones.
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Hazel Jones, 90, formerly of the Senior Village, Riverside, died Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at Lantern Park Care Center, Iowa City.

Services are 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, at the Sorden-Lewis Funeral Home, Riverside. The Rev. Brian Gantz will officiate. Casket bearers are Ron Black, Dale Yoder, Tom Morrow, Gerald Yoder, Terry Reynolds and Steve Streb. Honorary casket bearer is Gerry Brick. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established for the Riverside First Responders.

Mrs. Jones was born July 5, 1914, near North Liberty, the daughter of Charles and Marie Kleinschmidt Reynolds. She married Emmet Gingerich April 8, 1934, in Illinois. He preceded her in death Oct. 15, 1962. She married William Jones June 20, 1970, in Fairfield. He preceded her in death April 17, 1983.

She was a farm wife, 4-H leader and a Sunday school leader with husband Emmet until his death. She moved to Fairfield and was employed as a nurse aid for 18 years at Jefferson County Hospital.

She moved to the Riverside Senior Village in April 1984.

Survivors include two daughters, Caroleann Black of Richland and Nancy Jones and husband, Dan, of Riverside; four grandchildren, Ron Black, Martha Black Morrow, Rae Ann Brick and Fae Lyn Streb; seven great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and a brother, Henry Reynolds and wife Thelma of Iowa City.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; a grandson, Randy Black; a son-in-law, Marvin Black; and a sister, Myrtle Yoder.
GLENDALE, Ariz. - William Eugene Jones, 71, Glendale, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at a hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.

Services are 2 p.m. today at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, Ada, Okla. The Rev. Jeff Frazier will officiate. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Stonewall, Okla. Military honors will be conducted by the Navy Honor Guard.

Mr. Jones was born June 2, 1933, in Ottawa, Kan., the son of Benjamin Franklin and Erma Stine Jones.

He was a flight engineer with the U.S. Depart. of Navy, retiring after 22 years of service. He served in the Korean War, Bay of Pigs and Vietnam War. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Iowa.

He had a beloved pet, Penny.

Survivors include his wife, Jane Louise Jones of Glendale; a daughter, Vicki Jennings of Cedar Rapids; a son, Craig Jones of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Mary Courtney of Eureka Springs, Ark., and Darlene Wherry of Shelby, N.C.; five grandchildren, Will Jennings of Cedar Rapids, Jessica Jennings and Colton Jennings, both Muscatine, Sharrah Jones and Ryan Jones, both of Phoenix.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Robert L. Jones, 56, of Muscatine, died Sunday, March 13, 2005, at his home.

Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 17, 2005, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Reverend Michael Spangler of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Honorary Bearers will be Ralph Jackson and Bernie Bartholow. Casket bearers will be Clyde Wakefield, Jim Cottrell, Nick Harris, Alex Patino, Gary Meerdink, and Dennis Tripp. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Emmaus Cafe of the First Presbyterian Church.

Robert was born on April 1, 1948, in Ottumwa, the son of Howard T. and Marjorie Webb Jones. He married Carilee Freidag on November 2, 1969, in Dubuque.

He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Germany.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Muscatine Rotary Club, where he served as president and also received the Paul Harris Fellow.

He was an avid Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, and Iowa Hawkeye fan.

He retired from Grain Processing Corporation.

Survivors include Carilee Jones of Muscatine; two sons, Adam S. Jones of Ames, and Christopher R. Jones of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; and two nephews, Kurtis Petersen and Eric Petersen.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Linda Jones Petersen.
DIXON, Iowa - Kenneth Walter Jones, 62, of Dixon, Iowa, died Monday, October 10, 2005, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 14, 2005, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Burial will be in Soldiers Section at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 13, 2005, at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to the family in care of Janet Jones.

Kenneth was born on September 1, 1943, in Muscatine, the son of Vern and Elizabeth Boehme Jones. He married Janet Knight on January 22, 1961, in Rock Island, Illinois.

He was a US Air Force veteran serving from 1961 to 1972.

He was a retired carpenter.

Kenneth was a member of the Immanuel Church of Christ, Big Rock, Iowa, and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans.

He enjoyed woodworking, his grandchildren, and family gatherings.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Jones of Dixon; three sons, Russell Jones and wife, Diane, of Calamus, Scott Jones and wife, Allicia, of Alpha, Illinois, and Todd Jones and wife, Nicole, of Marion; one daughter, Michelle Nanninga and husband, Randy, of Gainesville, Virginia; 10 grandchildren, Dereck, Shelly, Brittni, Meridith, Brian, Desirae, Megan, Colleen, Nathan and Sandra.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
Letha Mae Jones, 66, Muscatine, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006, at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

The Rev. Mark Anderson of The Church of the Living Water will officiate.

Casket bearers are William Martin, Jeff Brierly, T.J. Jones Martin, Bernie Blaskowski, Bernard Blaskowski and Corrina Anderson.

Honorary casketbearers are Phil Harris, Adam Martin and Faith Blaskowski.

Burial will be in Illinois City Cemetery.

Letha Mae Brierly was born Nov. 30, 1939, in Rock Island, Ill., the daughter of George and Letha Beverlin Brierly. She married Ronald Jones in January of 1959, in Iowa City. They later divorced.

She was a CNA at Bickford Cottage. She enjoyed sewing, spending time with her grandchildren and caring for the residents at Bickford Cottage.

She will be deeply missed by her mother, Letha Hunter, of Moscow; two daughters, Sheila Blaskowski and her husband Bernie of Fruitland and Theresa 'T.J.' Jones Martin of Muscatine; one brother, George Brierly and his wife Linda of Moscow and nine grandchildren, Oralia and Adam Jones Martin, Bernard, Faith, Ruth, Christiana, George, Letha, and Sheila Tikvah Blaskowski. She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Johnny.
NEW LONDON, Iowa - Donald Eugene Jones, 53, of New London, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005 at his home.

The Rev. Rod Cooper and the Rev. Sam Reighard will officiate. As per his wishes, Donald will be cremated. Burial will be at Burge Cemetery, New London, at a later date.

Memorials have been established in Donald's name at the Great River Home Health Care & Hospice and the New London Christian Church.

Donald was born April 14, 1952 to Roy and Thelma Lea Anglen Jones. He was a 1970 graduate of Davenport High School, earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Northern Iowa and a master's degree in business administration from St. Ambrose University.

He was married June 3, 1972 to Tana Lou Fiala in Davenport.

Donald was a controller and IT manager at LW Matteson in Burlington. He was a member of the New London Christian Church, serving as treasurer, choir member, men's ministry leader, high school youth sponsor, computer and soundboard technician and a member of Promise Keepers.

Donald also collected comic books and enjoyed playing cards as well as board and computer games. He also enjoyed disc golf, sports and sign language.

He was a member of the Muscatine Rugby Club and a member of various church softball, volleyball and bowling leagues.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Mason Jones, of Ames, and Logan 'Tara' Jones of Muscatine; three grandchildren; mother; one brother, Michael Jones of Burlington; one sister, Sharon and husband Paul Vasquez of Davenport; 8 nieces and 8 nephews.

Donald was preceded in death by his father and sister-in-law, Cheryl.
F. Arlene Jones, 74, of Aledo, Ill., died Saturday, March 11, 2006 at the Aledo Rehab and Health Center.

The Rev. John Mattingly will officiate. Burial is in the Edgington Cemetery.

She was born March 22, 1931, in Savannah, the daughter of Roy C. and Adelia Spurgeon Brunk. She graduated from Davis County High School in Bloomfield and married Derald R. Jones April 9, 1948, in Bloomfield.

She was a homemaker and was employed as a custodian for Aledo High School for 19 years, retiring in 1996. She supervised the summer youth programs through J.T.P.A. and other organizations.

She was a member of the Mercer County VFW Post 1571 Auxiliary and the Aledo First Baptist Church.

She was an avid sports fan supporting the Aledo Green Dragons, Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bulls. She enjoyed reading, spending time with her family and she especially loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters and sons-in-law; Nancy and Frank Preston of Illinois City, Ill., Cindy and Wade Maynard of Silvis, Ill. and Debra and David VanderHeyden of Livorno, Italy; one son, Douglas Jones of Las Vegas, Nev.; a special son, Polo Arriaga; six grandchildren, Sean and Bridgett Jones of Aledo, Scott and Amanda Rooth Stallings of Las Vegas, John and Winona Stallings of Andalusia, Matthew, Caleb and Mark VanderHeyden, all of Livorno, Italy; four step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, Sara, Colin and Caitlyn Jones; eight step-great-grandchildren and one great-great-step-grandchild; one sister, Freda Mitchell of Aledo; one sister-in-law, Waneta Brunk of Bloomfield and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, step-mother Mary Brunk, a sister, Flo and four brothers, Lee, Shorty, Tommy and Noel.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Wayne Fulton Jones, 63, of Muscatine, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at the First Christian Church, 700 Kindler Ave. The Rev. Bob Pickerell will officiate and Phyllis Jones will be the organist. Inurnment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Ottumwa at a later date. Following the services, a time of food and fellowship will be at the church.

There will be no visitation. Memorials may be directed to the Red Cross.

Mr. Jones was born May 14, 1944, in Ottumwa, the son of Clyde W. and Elizabeth L. Fulton Jones.

He was a 1962 graduate of Davis County Community High School in Bloomfield and entered the U.S. Air Force after high school. He was stationed in Udan Thani, Thailand.

He was a switchman for the Rock Island Railroad for 11 years and later was employed by the Iowa Department of Transportation for 15 years as a maintenance operator.

He was a member of the First Christian Church and also a volunteer for the American Red Cross for several years.

He will be deeply missed by his sister, H. Marcine Payne of Ottumwa; two brothers, Don E. Jones and his wife, Gloria, of Billings, Montana, and John W. Jones and his wife, Marilyn, of Pensacola, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.
DAVENPORT, Iowa - Albert 'Henry' Jones died Saturday, March 1, 2008, at his home in Davenport.

Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2008, at the Blue Grass Presbyterian Church, Blue Grass. Burial will be at Blue Grass Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2008, at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary.
Memorials may be made to Gilda’s Club.

Mr. Jones was born on March 26, 1930, in Davenport, the son of David and Ida Brown Jones. He married Gladys Zwicki on August 4, 1951, in Iowa City, they were later divorced. He then married Marjorie Barnes on July 4, 1968, in Long Grove and she preceded him in death.

He worked as a salesman for 40 years. His last place of employment at Terminal Supply Co., retiring in 1998.

He served in the U.S. Navel Reserves for 17 years. He volunteered at Trinity Terrace Park Hospital, and at C.A.S.I., he was a member of the Solo Steppers Dance Group, he volunteered as a teacher for A.A.R.P. Safe Driving Course, he was also a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Davenport and Gilda’s Club.

Survivors include his two daughters, Sara Carroll and husband, Blaine, of Muscatine, and Donna Alfaro and husband, Gene, of Holland Michigan; one son, Alan Jones of Iowa City; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, David Jones of Lost Nation, and Daniel Jones of East Moline, Illinois; three sisters, Edith McBride of Phoenix, Arizona, Sarah Wenman of Coraville and Rosemary Sawnson of Bradenton, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Marjorie; five brothers and two sisters.
CORALVILLE, Iowa -- Fern Jones, 95, formerly of Muscatine, died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at Lantern Park Nursing Home, Coralville.

Graveside services were 11 a.m., April 12, 2004, at Greenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Paul Ostrem officiated.

Visitation was 10-10:45 a.m., April 12, 2004, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home, 1931 Houser St, Muscatine. Memorials may be made to the Iowa City Hospice.

Mrs. Jones was born Sept. 27, 1908, in Muscatine, the daughter of John and Ida Schroeder Kindler. She married Harry 'Casey' Jones April 8, 1934, in Muscatine. He preceded her in death in 1979.

She was a member of the former Church of the Brethren in Muscatine.

Survivors include a son, Morgan J. Jones and wife, Linda, of Iowa City; two grandchildren, Hayden Jones and wife, Tonya, of Seattle and Rhys Jones and wife, Brooke, of Los Angeles.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two sisters.
WILTON, Iowa -- Mary L. Jones, 70, Wilton, died Monday, March 8, 2004, at Lutheran Homes, Muscatine.

Services are 11 a.m. Thursday, March 11, at Bloomington-Muscatine Friends Church, 2698 180th St., Muscatine. Art Carraza will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by organist Addi Miller. Casket bearers are Steve Gradert, Aaron Thoma, Ben Reifert and Doug Brammeier. Burial will take be at Bloomington-Muscatine Friends Cemetery, Muscatine.

Visitation is 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, at the Bentley Funeral Home, Wilton. Memorials may be made to the Mission Aviation Fellowship in care of the Bloomington-Muscatine Friends Church.

Miss Jones was born May 19, 1933, in Cotter, the daughter of James 'Sebe' and Flora Greene Jones.

She worked at Jake's Supermarket, now Jeff's, for 40 years.

She was a member of the Bloomington-Muscatine Friends Church. She enjoyed bowling and crocheting.

Survivors include her cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents.
WINFIELD, Iowa - Robert Edward Jones, 74, of Winfield, died Friday morning, Oct. 31, 2003, at the Sunrise Terrace Care Center at Winfield.

Services are 10 a.m., Monday Nov. 3, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello. The Rev. Mary N. Pugh will officiate. Burial is at the Kossuth Cemetery at Mediapolis.

Visitation is 6 - 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Mr. Jones was born March 30, 1929, to Leonard D. and Evelyn Eland Jones in Burlington.
He married Mary Joan Anderson Dec. 12, 1984, at Mediapolis. She preceded him in death on Oct. 26, 1981.

He was a graduate of the Mt. Union High School in 1943. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

He was a farmer and had also been a school bus driver for the Morning Sun School District.

He was a member of the American Legion and the United Methodist Church at Morning Sun. He liked to dance and was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed spending time with his family and simply visiting with friends.

He is survived by a daughter Cathy and husband Randy Smith, of Wapello; two granddaughters, Christa and Kelly; two brothers, Dick Jones of Colorado Springs, and Darrel Jones of Burlington; a niece and five nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Joan; a son, Jeff and a grandson, Ryan.
MUSCATINE, Iowa -- M. Donald Jones, 77, of Muscatine, died Saturday, July 21, 2001, at his home.

Graveside services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Muscatine. The Rev. Suz McIver will officiate. A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church followed by a luncheon and visitation. Pallbearers are Delbert Jones, Jerry Jones, Randy Allen, Joshua Allen, Austin Schmidt, and Jeff Coppinger. Honorary pallbearers are Cody Allen, Brandon Jones and Aaron Jones.

Memorials have been established for First Christian Church and the American Diabetes Association.

Mr. Jones was born July 15, 1924, in Albia. He married Phyllis Velten April 25, 1947, in Ottumwa.

He was a member of the American Association of Mechanical Engineers, retiring in 1986. He was also a member of the Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE) and the First Christian Church where he received the honor of elder emeritus.

He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, genealogy, and most of all spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; a son, Steven Jones and his wife, Debra, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; two daughters, Sharon Ross and her husband, John, of Payson, Ariz. and Cindy Allen and her husband, Randy, of Muscatine; a brother, Edward Jones of Albia; and grandchildren, Jennifer Miller, Mary Beth West, Jeff Coppinger, Brandon Jones, Aaron Jones, Jill Schmidt, Joshua Allen, and Cody Allen.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a great-granddaughter, Haleigh West.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Howard T. 'Bow Tie' Jones, 90, formerly of 2004 Crestline Drive, died Sunday, December 2, 2001, at Unity Hospital.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Rev. Michael Spangler and Dr. Pamela Saturnia will officiate. Pallbearers will be Dennis Tripp, Robert Vetter, Ralph Jackson, Jack Rigler, Gary Meerdink, and Bernie Bartholow. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, family requests that memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Jones was born on Sept 10, 1911, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of Moses and Jessie Trimble Jones. He married Marjorie Webb on September 14, 1944, in San Antonio, Texas.

He was a World War II veteran of the US Army Air Corps.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Elks Lodge No. 304, and the Muscatine Quarterback Club.

He was a drafting supervisor for Stanley Consultants for 24 years retiring September 30, 1976.

Survivors include a son, Robert L. Jones and his wife, Carilee, of Muscatine; four grandsons, Adam Jones, Christopher Jones, Eric Petersen and Kurtis Petersen; and a sister, Hazel Stickler of Paxton, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife in 1999, one daughter, Linda J. Petersen in 1996, one sister and one brother.
COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa --Dean Richard 'Dick' Jones, 85, Columbus Junction, died Thursday, May 16, 2002, at the Wapello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wapello.

Graveside services are 10 a.m. Monday at the Columbus City Cemetery.

Visitation is 9-10 a.m. Monday at the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home, Columbus Junction.

Mr. Jones was born on May 2, 1917, in Columbus City, the son of Wayne and Violet Hammond Jones.

He had worked at the River Products Gravel Quarry, Columbus Junction.

He loved to eat catfish and loved his family.

He made his home at the Odessa Residential Care Facility from 1967 until 2001 at which time he moved to the Wapello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Survivors include a sister, Beverly Allen of Winfield; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Jones of Wapello; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Verne and Bob; and a sister, Mary Meincke.
DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Marjorie G. Jones, 78, Davenport, died Monday, July 29, 2002, at her home.

Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Blue Grass Presbyterian Church, Blue Grass. The Rev. William Beattie will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by organist Joan Bright and vocalist Vicki Teas. Pallbearers are Ron Diotte, Byron Church, Tim Hansen, Bob Hickel, Brent Kraemer and Cliff Stubbs. Burial will be at Blue Grass Cemetery, Blue Grass.

Visitations are 5-7 p.m. today and one hour prior to services Thursday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Blue Grass Presbyterian Church. Services are under the direction of the Bentley Funeral Home, Durant.

Mrs. Jones was born on July 9, 1924, in Oskaloosa, the daughter of Chris and Neva McFall Tohren. She married Albert 'Henry' Jones on July 4, 1968.

She retired as a bookkeeper at A Better Way Co., Davenport.

She was a member of the Blue Grass Presbyterian Church, Blue Grass Lions Club and attended a Dale Carnege Course.

Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Linda Hargrave and her husband, Larry, of Medford, Ore.; two sons, Larry Barnes and his wife, Carol, of Pontiac, Ill. and David Barnes of Milan, Ill.; two stepdaughters, Sara Carroll and her husband, Blaine, of Muscatine and Donna Alfaro and her husband, Gene, of Holland, Mich.; a stepson, Alan Jones of Iowa City; two sisters, June Brom and her husband, Roland, of Waverly and Nonie Bryan of Shalimar, Fla.; 20 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Elaine Slaight.
BLUE GRASS, Iowa - Larry Dean Jones, 61, of 1670 Zale Avenue, Blue Grass, died Sunday, January 5, 2003, at his home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Reverend Leif Pohl of the Grace Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. A funeral luncheon will be held at the Holiday Inn following the funeral service on Saturday.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetic Association.

Mr. Jones was born on May 5, 1941, in Loogootee, Indiana, the son of Forest Matthew and Hazel Hodson Jones. His first marriage was to Joyce Lemkau. He then married Jo Anne Henderson.

He was a plumber and served as a former plumbing inspector for Davenport. He was most recently a supervisor of maintenance for the Scott County School System.

He loved football and played for Tipton High School. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by one son, Jeff Jones and his wife, Jodi, of Muscatine; four daughters, Shelley Jones Clark and her husband, Bob, of Johnston, Ginger Jones of Kinston, North Carolina, Mindy Jones Plaugher and her husband, Steve, of Dallas, Texas, and Amanda Jones Millea and her husband, Jerry, of Havelock, North Carolina; eight grandchildren; his mother, Hazel Brown of Yerrington, Nevada; five brothers, Jim Jones of Fallon, Nevada, Ric Jennings of Ankeny, Reggie Jennings of Tipton, Kelly Brown of Muscatine, and Kline Brown of Yerrington, Nevada; and three sisters, Jennifer VanNice, of Washington, Indiana, LaHoma Jones of Terra Haute, Indiana, and Caprice June of Fallon, Nevada.

He was preceded in death by his father, one brother and one sister.
NEW BOSTON, Ill. -- Lexaus C. Jones, 81, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2003, at Unity Hospital, Muscatine.

Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at the New Boston United Methodist Church. Burial will be at the New Boston Cemetery, New Boston.

Visitation is 11 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Boston Bay Conservation Club or the New Boston United Methodist Church. Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo, Ill. is handling the arrangements.

Mr. Jones was born on Feb. 22, 1921, in Colfax, Ill., the son of Lexaus C. Sr. and Dollie Mein Jones. He married Juanita Farrand in 1951.

He was a chief engineer for the state of Illinois Department of Corrections in Pontiac and Joliet for 27 years, retiring in 1987.

He was in the Merchant Marines for 17 years.

He was a member of the Boston Bay Conservation Club, Keithsburg Masonic Lodge AF&AM Robert Burns Chapter No. 113.

He was the mayor of New Boston from 1991-97. During his term he brought back the fish fry to New Boston.

In May 2002 he was awarded the Citizen of the Year for New Boston for all of his contributions to the community.

He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed bowling.

Survivors include two daughters, Deborah McCameron and her husband, Jack, of Morrisville, N.C. and Dollie Heatherington and her husband, Danny, of Fairbury, Ill; his lifetime companion, Sandy Bupprecht of New Boston; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jessie Mae Reiman of Arizona.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Lex Michael Jones in 1979; and two sisters.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Robert Ray Jones, 69, of Muscatine, died Friday, December 12, 2008, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

Memorial Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 19, 2008, at the New Hope United Methodist Church, 3215 Tipton Road. Memorials may be directed to Eric or Randy Jones. Garden Ridge Funeral and Cremation Services is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Robert retired from BT Prime Mover and worked part time at Auto Zone.

He enjoyed NASCAR, the time that he spent with his extended family in Missouri and the many road trips he shared with his canine companion 'Lady.'

He is survived by sons, Randy Jones and wife, Linda, and Eric Jones and wife, Lisa Wolfe Jones, all of Muscatine; grandchildren, Michelle Jones, Christopher Jones, Bradley Rowe and wife, Amanda, Ashley Kaufman and husband, Brandon, Michaela Jones, Mackenzie McCracken, Nash Jones and Nolan Wolfe; great-grandchildren, Riley Kaufman, Carter Kaufman, Madisyn Rowe and Kylie Rowe; and a sister, Judy Carter and husband, Larry, and their family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ira Jones in February 1960, and his mother, Bernice Brown on December 10, 2008.
MUSCATINE, Iowa - David William Jones Jr., 81, Muscatine, died Thursday, June 22, 2006, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.

Memorial Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, River View Center, Muscatine. Burial of the cremains will be at a later date.

Mr. Jones was born April 8, 1925, in Muscatine, the son of David L. and Hazel B. Bryant Jones. He married Betty Jean May on Oct. 26, 1946, in Iowa City.

He attended Muscatine schools. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed camping, fishing and being with his family.

He retired from Engineers Local Union No. 537.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, Larry W. Jones of Muscatine and Kevin W. Jones and wife, Carol, and Kyle W. Jones and wife, Kelly, all of Grandview; two daughters, Pam Pippert and husband, Gary Lee, of Muscatine and Kim Anne Williams and husband, Craig; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his parents, David L. and Hazel B. Jones of Muscatine; two brothers, Robert Jones and Richard Jones, both of Muscatine; and two sisters, Joyce Echenroed of Kansas City, Mo. and Shirley Staley of Muscatine.
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Ruth A. Jones Kammerer, 63, Tucson, formerly of Muscatine, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, in Tucson.

Arrangements are under the direction of Adair Funeral Homes, Avalon Chapel, Tucson.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Kammerer; two sons, Vicktor Kammerer and his wife, Marie, and their daughter, Cathrine, and Vincent Kammerer and his wife, Anna; and three brothers, Dwayne Kammerer of Reno, Nev., Dale Kammerer of Muscatine and Dick Kammerer of Phoenix, Ariz.

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