Marilyn Ann Jones, 87, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away February 3, 2018. Marilyn was born on December 4, 1930 in Yates Center, KS to Harry and Maxine (Landis) Merrill. Marilyn became a Registered Nurse in 1953 and worked as a nurse for 28 years at a local doctor's office. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, Jeffrey Earl Jones, and daughter-in-law, Gayla Jones. Those left to honor her memory include her husband of 64 years, Richard E. Jones, son Tom Jones of South Coffeyville, Oklahoma, daughter Jane (Tim) Gaskell of Westby, Wisconsin, son Jon Jones of Pittsburg, Kansas, her grandchildren, great grandchildren and other special family and friends. She loved to read, play bridge and cook wonderful meals for her family. She was known to her grandchildren as Meemaw. A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM with a visitation beginning at 9:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church in Independence, KS. In lieu of flowers, the family requests gifts be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Independence, KS or Harry Hines Hospice Center of Coffeyville, KS. Webb & Rodrick Chapel and Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
So sorry Tom Jones our heart breaks for all your loss ,wish there was one word that would help to ease the pain ! Always Friends The Schultz Bud & Bonnie
Bud & Bonnie SchultzSouth Coffeyville, OK
You are in our prayers.
She we be missed by so many. So many good memories with this family
Scott BrightMadison, MO
Brent and I are so sorry for your loss.She was a sweet lady. Prayers and hugs for all.
Brent and Patricia DrumIndependence, KS
Stewart and I send our sincere condolences. I know who Jane looks like now. God Bless you during this difficult time.
Gena MullerLa Farge, WI
I'm so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of your mother. She was always so kind. Prayers for peace and comfort to you all. Sincerest condolences.
Anna Beth ShoemakerOverland Park, KS
Tom and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. Bless your heart you have really been through a lot. Find comfort in your loving memories. Keeping you in my thoughts and orayers.
DEBRA BALDWINCoffeyville, KS
We are so very sorry for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts are with you.
Gary and Susan LoftsArma, KS
Tim, Jane, Sara, and Travis
We are so sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. Saying goodbye is very hard, we hope you are able to remember the good times, but we know that even sometimes those hurt for a while too. In time it will be easier to reflect back on her life and your memories without so many tears and grief, but we must endure that grief and pain to get to the other side of it.
I like to compare our grief and loss in life to a tree in Wisconsin, the seasons and weather change, sometimes our leaves fall or get blown off, we get rained and snowed on but many days are good. Many days the sun is shinning, the weather is beautiful and we keep growing, even thru our grief and loss.
Embrace the bad days, truly feel them, be sad, it is really the only way to get thru to the other side of grief, if you don't, you may get stuck in your grief and be unable to move forward with life and find joy again. I am sorry you have lost such a wonderful person in your life. The Lord be with you in the weeks and months ahead, we are praying for you. - Phoebe
Shawn and Phoebe EnghViroqua, WI
I am so sorry to hear of Marilyns passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
Teresa GoodmanIndependence, KS