Obituaries

Charlotte Ann Jones 1923 - 2012 Paxico

Charlotte Ann Jones, 88, of Paxico, Kansas, died Sunday, June 3, 2012, at the Baldwin Healthcare and Rehab Center in Baldwin City, Kansas. She was a long-time member of the Paxico community.
Charlotte was born on August 3, 1923, in Greenleaf, Kansas, the oldest of nine children of John and Merwina Leivings Martin. She attended local schools and graduated from Wetmore High School. Charlotte attended Normal Training and also graduated with a degree in Education from Washburn University.
Charlotte was an elementary teacher for the better part of forty years. She taught in several rural schools in Nemaha, Dickinson and Wabaunsee Counties, including the Farmington Community which was one of the last three one-room schools in Kansas. In Paxico, Charlotte taught for sixteen years. She enjoyed quilting and many community activities. She worked with the Paxico Housing Authority for many years and was a member of the Paxico Senior Citizens. Charlotte was an active member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Newbury.
Charlotte married K William Jones on October 26, 1946, in rural Nemaha County, Kansas. They were later divorced.
She is survived by her sons, Elvyn
Jones and his wife, Laura Dickinson, Baldwin City and Verne Jones, Manhattan; her siblings, Betty Fuqua and her husband, Jack, Mayetta, Leroy Martin, Topeka, Patricia Taylor, Wichita, Chuck Martin and his wife, Bev, Mayetta, Anna Mae Whitesell and her husband, Gene, Carbondale, and numerous nieces and nephews. Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, two infant children, Verne Edward and Nancy Jane, and siblings, Leo Martin, Rosemary Passino and Jim Martin.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 7, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newbury, north of Paxico, Kansas. Father John Pilcher will be the Celebrant. Burial followed at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery. The family greeted friends on Wednesday, at the church, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A rosary prayer service was held at 7:00 p.m. The family suggests memorial contributions to Sacred Heart Catholic Church or Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, and those may be sent in care of Campanella- Evans Mortuary in Wamego. Online condolences may be made at www. campanellafuneral.com.