Archive for Thursday, May 7, 1998


May 7, 1998


Services for Ruby Iola Jones, 80, Lawrence, will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Jones died Monday, May 4, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 6, 1917, in Clay Center, the daughter of Floyd Richard James and Nellie Ethel Cairnes.

Mrs. Jones grew up and attended schools in Abilene. She moved to Lawrence in 1938 and was an active member of the Salvation Army all her life.

She married William Thomas Jones on Oct. 7, 1938. He died Feb. 13, 1979.

She also was preceded in death by two sons, David Allen Jones, who died Jan. 9, 1998, and Clyde, who died Oct. 4, 1971.

Survivors include a son, Max Jones, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; two daughters, Janice Walters, Lawrence, and Hazel Yorgensen, Abilene; a brother, Max James, Abilene; and a sister, Barbara Jean Barber, Tustin, Calif.; 20 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

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