Mary S. Jones, 71, Hiawatha, formerly of Marion, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday at her home in Everest.
Celebration of Mary’s life was to have been 11 a.m. Wednesday at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home. Burial was to follow at Miller Cemetery, Everest.
A memorial has been established as the Mary Jones Memorial Fund, sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S. 7th St., Hiawatha, 66434.
Mary was born Oct. 15, 1948, in Marion, one of three children of William and Pauline Spachek Schmipf.
She grew up in Marion, where she attended school, graduating with the class of 1966. She attended Kansas State University, where she studied and earned a bachelor’s of science.
Her parents instilled in their children a good work ethic at a young age. That being said, Mary worked since she was 16 years old, working part-time while attending school. She spent 35 years in Agra Business, 24 of which were with White Cloud Grain Co. She retired in 2014.
She made quilts for Quilts of Valor, an organization to honor veterans. Mary and her sister worked as a team: Mary would sew them and her sister would do the quilting. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting, and reading.
She married Roy Jones on Jan. 5, 2001, at the Calvary Temple in Hiawatha. They made Hiawatha their home, where they welcomed one other’s children as their own. He died Jan. 9, 2016.
Survivors include daughter Pamela Scott (Corey) of Everest, step-children Barbara Rettele of Wetmore, Jannifer Mix (Mike) of Leavenworth, and Steve Jones (Andrea) of Hiawatha, grandchildren Haley and Patrick Scott, nine step-grandchildren, and 15 step great-grandchildren. Also surviving is sister Cheryl Witt (John) of Mt. Vernon, Kentucky, niece Cindy Ham (Tim, and their children Alex and Emily), nephew Willy Witt (Michelle, and their son Ray).
Mary was preceded in death by parents William and Pauline, husband Roy, and brother Bill.
The family has encouraged that messages be sent to www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com.
Services will be broadcast live on the funeral home’s Facebook group page.