Edna Olivia Jones 1927 - 2012 Baldwin City
Edna Olivia Jones, age 85, of Baldwin City, died February 26, 2012, at her home. She was born on January 18, 1927 in Handsboro, Mississippi, the daughter of Joseph Cephus Johnson and Pearl (Coston) Johnson.
She was raised in Mississippi and graduated from Lyman, Mississippi, High School with the class of 1946. She then went on to attain an Education degree from Dallas Bible College, Dallas, Texas. She later attended Cleveland Chiropractic College, in Kansas City, Kansas.
Edna moved with her husband to Baldwin City in 1963. She was a lifelong homemaker, but also spent many years as a nurse to her husband, Dr. Ray Jones.
She was also a Past President of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Kansas Association of Osteopathic Medicine. Edna had a very educated and unique personality. She was well known in her family for being proud of her Minnie Pearl impersonations. She was a very talented floral designer and enjoyed making centerpieces for the table. She will be remembered by her family for being the stable and sturdy mother who was always there for all of them, lovingly waiting to take care of any needs. Her love for her husband was unconditional and a wonderful example for her children and grandchildren.
Edna was united in marriage with Dr. Ray Jones on August 27, 1948 in Lyman, Mississippi. They shared 61 years of marriage before Dr. Jones passed away on October 31, 2009.
She is also preceded in death by her parents; a brother, J.C. Johnson; and two sisters, Lena Ladner, Inez Wilson.
Edna is survived by a daughter, Ruthie Goldey and her husband, Jim, of Palmetto, Florida; five sons, Travis Jones and his wife Marlene of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, David Jones and his wife, Shelley, of Topeka, Kansas, Paul Jones and his wife, Jo Anna, of Kechi, Kansas, Tim Jones and his wife, Cindy, of Baldwin City, Kansas, Ben Jones and his wife, Monica, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; a sister, Maida Marshall of Knoxville, Tennessee; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City. Burial followed at Stony Point Cemetery, rural Douglas County.
Mrs. Jones lied in state at the Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin City, from 3 p.m. Tuesday to the visitation hour. The family received friends from 6 to 8 Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Baldwin Gospel Chapel Sound System, c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, 712 N. 9th Street, Baldwin City, Kansas 66006. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com.