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Obituaries

Obituaries

Lydia Rowina Hillebert Jones 1917 - 2006 Lawrence

Funeral services for Lydia Rowina Hillebert Jones, 88, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.Mrs. Jones died Thursday, April 20, 2006, at the Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.She was born Oct. 28, 1917, in Platte County, Mo., the daughter of Roy Lee and Sadie Bozarth Hillebert. She had been a Lawrence resident since 1944.Mrs. Jones retired in 1978 from Kansas University and also worked at Rankin's Drug Store, Woolworth's, Stokley Van Camps and the Hercules Ammunition Plant in Lawrence and attended an IBM school for two years. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church, past president of the United Methodist Women and a past noble grand of the Rebekah Lodge No. 754.She married Arthur Jones on Nov. 1, 1934, in Lawrence. He died April 28, 1960.Survivors include two sons, Stephen Jones Sr., Pittsburg, and Richard Jones, Las Vegas; a daughter, Shirley Woodard, Baldwin; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.A son, Donald J. Jones, and a grandson, David Lee Jones, died earlier.The family will greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the mortuary.The family suggests memorials to the Heart of America Hospice, sent in care of the mortuary. E-mail condolences may be sent to info@warrenmcelwain.com.