In memory of
Lois J. Jones
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In memory of
Lois J. Jones
CLARKS SUMMIT — Lois J. Jones, 89, of Clarks Summit, died Friday morning, Oct. 7, 2016, at Green Ridge Health Care Center in Scranton. She was the wife of the late Dr. John P. Jones, DDS, who died in 1984. Born in Scranton on June 5, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Theodore R. and Jesse (Clark) Jones. She was a 1944 graduate of Scranton Central High School and went on to receive her bachelor's degree in home economics from Marywood University in 1948. After graduation, she worked as a dietician at Clarks Summit State Hospital and then taught home economics in the Scranton School District until she started her family. She returned to teaching home economics at Abington Heights in the '70s and later worked at PNC Bank until her retirement in 1992. Lois devoted her life to caring for her family and was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Clarks Summit. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed traveling and spending time at the beach. She was also a former member of the Scranton Canoe Club. Surviving are four sons, Clark and his wife, Sally, of Blakeslee, Seth and his wife, Ulla, of Waverly, Vance and his wife, Melissa, of Clarks Green, and Eric and his wife Marilyn, of Archbald; a daughter, Gwenyth Jones-Billets and her husband, Scott, of Factoryville; a sister, Marilyn Ewen, of Indiana; eight grandchildren, Jacelyn, Ethan, Adam, Camilla, Isabella, Eric, Jason and Sarah; two great-grandchildren, Connor and Caitlin; a niece, Karen Beech; a step-sister, Carolyn Maize, of Maryland, and a step-brother, William Cole, of New Jersey. She was preceded in death by her step-mother, Louise (Cole) Jones "Nana," who she was close to for most of her adult life. The family would like to thank the staff at the Green Ridge Health Care Center, the Clarks Summit Senior Living Center's kind and considerate employees, Dr. Yvonne Galella, and the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the exceptional care and compassion extended to Lois. A funeral service was held from the First Presbyterian Church, 300 School St., Clarks Summit, with services by the Rev. Bill Carter, pastor. Interment followed in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Waverly. Arrangements were entrusted to the care of the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St. Clarks Summit. Memorials may be made to the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411, or to the Alzheimer's Association, 2595 Interstate Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110. To sign the online guestbook, visit the funeral home website.
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