Longtime Brewster, Kansas resident, Frances L. Jones, 94, passed away at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kansas on October 10, 2016.
Frances was born on September 13, 1922 in Talmage, Kansas to Andrew K. and Sara Ellen (Greenough) Stoner. She was one of 6 children. She grew up in the Edson area and attended Edson Consolidated School. She graduated in 1940 and was the Valedictorian of her class.
On October 24, 1943, Frances married Floyd Irl Jones in Goodland, and to this union four children; Tamara, Paula, Anita and Sheila were born.
Frances spent her life helping her husband out around the home as a housewife and was a dealer of Stanley and Fuller Products. She was a member of the Pleasant Home Church north of Edson.
She was a 4-H leader for quite a few years. She loved to do crafts and still was doing them up until she died. She was an avid gardener delighting family and friends with corn, tomatoes, and other vegetables. She continued to delight friends and family with homemade gifts.
Preceding Frances in death were her parents Andrew and Sara Stoner, her Husband Floyd Irl Jones, two brothers Melvin and James Stoner, two sisters Irene Phillips and Gertrude Carroll, and a son-in-law Jerry Shirley.
She is survived by her children Tamara (Tom) Mapes of Topeka, KS, Paula (Charlie) Webb of Wichita, KS, Anita (Charlie) McKee of Wetmore, KS and Sheila Shirley of Pflugerville, TX. She is also survived by one sister Eva (Verne) Quevli of Sun Lakes, AZ; 6 grandchildren; Carl (Donna) Albers of Commerce City, CO, Kevin (Debra) Mapes of Topeka, KS, Mark (Jessica) Webb of Rushville, MO, Lenora (Chris) Biggs of Wichita, KS, Marta (Nathan) McClung of Independence, MO and Tessa (Brian) Chipman of Olathe, KS; 9 great grandchildren; Alex and Allie Mapes, Aidan Webb, Makenna and Brynlee Biggs, Molly and Miles McClung, and Caleb and Hannah Chipman.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 10:30 AM MT, at the Pleasant Home Church north of Edson with Pastor Perry Baird officiating. Burial will follow in the Brewster Cemetery, Brewster, KS.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM MT, at the Koons-Russell Funeral Home in Goodland.
Memorials may be designated to the Pleasant Home Church and may be left at the service or sent to Koons-Russell Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Goodland, Kansas 67735-1555.
A Memorial Service will also be held in Topeka, Kansas, at Lexington Park Independent Living Center at 1011 SW Cottonwood Ct. on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 1:30 PM.
Online condolences may be left at koonsfuneralhome.com.