Violet Jones

Private inurnment for Violet E. Jones, 92, Lawrence, KS, will be held at a later date at the Evergreen Cemetery in Portland, NY.

She died on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Pioneer Ridge Health Center in Lawrence.

Violet was born on November 4, 1919 in Brocton, NY, the daughter of Mervin and Ruth Neeve Cornell.

She moved to Lawrence with her husband in 2002 from Bradenton, FL. She was a graduate of Fredonia State Teacher’s College in Fredonia, NY. She was a homemaker most of her life. Earlier, she had also taught elementary school, including at the Thomas Indian School in New York. Violet was a member of the Stony Creek United Methodist Church in Ypsilanti, MI.

She was married to Vernon H. Jones on June 22, 1946 in Brocton, NY. He preceded her in death on January 9, 2008.

Survivors include: two daughters, Judy (husband, Harold) Taylor, of Ypsilanti, MI, Cindy (husband, Chris) Johnson, of Lawrence, Kansas; a son, Stephen Jones, of Detroit, MI; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Brian Jones, on March 5, 2009.

The family suggests memorials in her name to the Stony Creek United Methodist Church in Ypsilanti, MI and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, KS.

2 Condolences

  1. Laurie Jamnick on July 25, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Cindy and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time, I have such great memories of your mom from my youth, she was such a wonderful person. Blessings!! Laurie

  2. Georgette M Hansen on July 26, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Judy, Steve, Cindy and all the family, our sincere condolences for the loss of your mom. We remember your folks fondly and all the good times we had with the teachers’ get-togethers. I know you have many great memories to get you through this difficult time. Our thoughts are with you.

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