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Marion Jones

Born: Fri., Apr. 18, 1919
Died: Sat., Sep. 10, 2011


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Sep. 14, 2011
Location: Youngsville Location

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Sep. 15, 2011
Location: Pittsfield Otterbein U.M. Church

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Marian Dorothy Jones (Grandma Jones), age 92, went to be with her Lord (and as she would say, "her husband") on Saturday, September 10, 2011.  She had been residing at the Watson Memorial Home in Warren for the past 7 years and enjoyed it very much.  

She was born April 18, 1919 in Johnstown, Ohio, the daughter of James and Emma Longberry. Marian had lived most of her childhood in Guys Mills, Pa., and her adult life in the Pittsfield, Pa. area.  She married Walter Lawrence Jones on May 10, 1939 who preceded her in death on March 21, 1981.  They had four daughters, Joyce (Clyde) Vandenburg of Pittsfield, Marilyn (Darrell) Weissinger of Youngsville, Emma Jean (Bill) Rosenberg of Youngsville and Mary (Fred) Lauffenburger of Youngsville, 13 grandchildren, Brenda Carl, Wendy Wilcox, Sheri Nugent, Michael Weissinger, Julie Blum, Troy Weissinger, Charity Seymour, Todd Rosenberg, Tony Rosenberg, Tom Rosenberg, Shelly Schoedel, Lenny Lauffenburger and Fred Lauffenburger, 37 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, 2  brother-in-laws, Harold Wolbert of Pittsfield and Wayne Jones of Guys Mills, Pa,  and a sister-in-law,  Dorothy Anthony of Guys Mills.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 6 sisters.

Marian was a tax collector for Pittsfield for many many years.  She was
a member of Pittsfield Otterbein Church for 65 years.  Children were Grandma Jones life.  She taught Sunday School for 50 years until she was 80 years old.  Her most enjoyable thing was using "Winky Bear" to help teach.  She had taught Religious Education for schools for many years and loved to sing right up until her death.  She didn't really know anyone but she still knew all the hyms!  She was very involved and enjoyed her work at Camp Findley and Wesley Woods, especially pony camp. Her biggest enjoyment was praying for people and sharing the story of Jesus.   She also enjoyed cooking and camping.

Friends will be received at McKinney Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Inc., 54 West Main St., Youngsville, Pa  16371 from 4 - 7 pm on Wednesday and at Pittsfield Otterbein Church on Thursday from 10 - 11 am at which time a funeral service will be held at 11 am with Rev. Bruce Davis, former pastor officiating.  Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Pittsfield.  The family suggests memorial donations may be made to Wesley Woods, Camp Findley, Otterbein Playground or Watson Memorial Home.  Family and friends may sign the on-line guestbook or send an e-condolence at www.mckinneyfuneral.com

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Steven Mourer
   Posted Mon September 12, 2011
To the Jones Family. My to condolences to all. Memories of her, what can one say. She has touched so many lives over the years and will sadly be missed by those who have come in contact with her.

Mary Ann Kuzmin
   Posted Mon September 12, 2011
Can you believe our Mothers went to heaven 4 days apart ? Thank God their victory is won ! We are all blessed that we had a Mom and Grandma who loved the Lord. God bless all of you as you celebrate Marian's life together in the next few days.

Pauline Smith
   Posted Mon September 12, 2011
I remember Marion so well--She was a great person-
My condolences.

Lisa Nugent Kibby
   Posted Mon September 12, 2011
To the Jones Family,
My Gods loving hands hold you as your mourn the passing of Grandma Jones. Be blessed in all of her loving memories. My deepest sympathies.

Penny Linkerhof
   Posted Mon September 12, 2011
Thoughts and prayers are with you. Grandma Jones was a wonderful lady and I will always remember "winky bear".

Doug And Nancy Jewell
   Posted Mon September 12, 2011
Grandma Jones is responsable for us being in Alaska ministering today, as she was one that prayed me into the Kingdom of the living God. Blessings to her family and just know heaven is a better place because Grandma Jones is there now!!

Pastor Doug Jewell

Rick & Missy Woodcock
   Posted Mon September 12, 2011
"Grandma Jones" was a very precious lady. An "Angel" on earth?
God bless all of your families...............

Larry & Linda Wolbert
   Posted Mon September 12, 2011
To the Jones Family our deepist condolences to all.

Barbara Bennett
   Posted Tue September 13, 2011
Jones Family. My deepest condolence. Grandma Jones had such a welcoming smile and kind words. I can hear the Father now saying, Well done my good and faithful servant. May God Bless you all.

Debra (Chappel) Nelson
   Posted Tue September 13, 2011
To the Jones Girls, as I remember all of you. My earliest memories of your Mom were of her cutting my hair in the big chair in the downstairs bedroom. Then there was Bible School and the great object lessons. Many of those memories are linked to memories of my mother. I doubt there was a church committee that they didn''t serve on together at some time. And of course thinking of your Mom brings up a vision of your Dad standing at the back of the church ushering us in... When I was in nurses training and Dad was sick, your Mom and Dad came and got me one weekend. I was so happy to go home. It is good to think of Walt and Marian, Millie and Harry, Aileen and Homer, Dorothy and Noyd and all the other long time Otterbein members greeting each other at heaven''s door. Thinking of all of you with love.

Melissa (Gernentz) McLewis
   Posted Wed September 14, 2011
I wish I could make it over for Aunt Marions calling hours and funeral, but with the distance and my kids with school I can't. I know she is up there having a good time with my Grandma and all her other siblings. Please accept my condolences. Sending our love to you all.

Bob & Marylou Cyranowski & family
   Posted Wed September 14, 2011
Thinking of you all in your lost.

Ron & Norma Thomas
   Posted Fri September 16, 2011
So many memories.........
With the Jones have 4 girls and the Thomas's having 4 boys (and with us being neighbors) we became super close fast. Between the Jones, aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors, friends and the Thomas tribe - it was a clan all the time. Camping, hanging out and in was a regular.
Marian was a fussy person - house and everything just so. Our house not so much. Uncle Walt was such a cool person, dedicated to family and friends, as was Marian. Always ready to lend a helping hand. Everyone who knew them were friends. Marian always made homemade everything for Halloween. Just to see all the kids. One of our favorite camping spots was Hobo Haven. If we ever forgot anything, just ask Marian and she had it. Marian always told me growing up that her and Walt were my second parents. When I started school, my 1st grade teacher asked me who my parents were and I said "Walt & Marian Jones"! I'll never live it down.
Marian will be sadly missed but we'll see her and Walt again in heaven.

Love and condolences to all the family:
Ron "Tipper" and Norma Thomas
Winter Haven, FL

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