Laura "Jan" Janette Jones Battle Creek It is with sincere sadness that the family of Laura "Jan" Jones, age 77, announces the passing of our dear wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Jan had a courageous battle with cancer and quietly passed away with family by her side on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Bronson Battle Creek in Battle Creek, MI. She was born January 10, 1935 in Battle Creek, MI the daughter of Ernest E. Johnston and Grace Madeline (Munday) Johnston. Jan graduated from Lakeview High School in 1953, she had been a lifelong Battle Creek area resident. Jan was an accountant for 20 years with the TransAmerica Insurance Company in Battle Creek retiring in Sept. of 1990. When she was younger she won the "beautiful baby contest" at Prairieview School in 1935. She enjoyed knitting, crossword puzzles, yard work, crocheting, reading, fishing, bowling, and enjoyed vacationing with her husband - Ed and sister Phila and Lyman Mitchell. She was a member of the PTA at Coburn Elementary and Southwestern Junior High. She married the love of her life Edgar H. "Ed" Jones on November 1, 1962 in Battle Creek, MI and he survives her. Also surviving are: three daughters: Rhonda and Stephen S. Newman of Homer, MI; Debbie and Al Morehart of Battle Creek, MI; Cheryl Jones-Washam and Tim Letavish of Battle Creek, MI; son: Michael LaMont and Teresa Bowens of Battle Creek, MI; sister: Edna M. and Dale Einhardt of Texas; her brother: Hubert "John" and Darla Johnston of Battle Creek, MI; brother in law: Daniel and Marsha Jones of Columbus, OH; a very special niece: Dena (Mitchell) and Ric Rentfro of Walled Lake, MI; fourteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. Jan was preceded in death by her parents, a brother - Albert and a sister - Phila Mitchell. Visitation will be held at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service where the family will be present to greet their friends Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Graveside memorial services commemorating the life of Jan Jones will be held Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the Fort Custer National Cemetery with Mr. Jacob Washburn officiating. Burial of cremains will follow at the Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI. Memorial tributes may be made to: Bronson Battle Creek - Cancer Care Center. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, a member by invitation Selected Independent Funeral Homes. (269)965-5145 Please leave a memory and condolence on Jan's web page at www.bachmanhebble.com
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Bachman Hebble Funeral Service
223 Bedford Rd N Battle Creek, MI 49037
Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Nov. 16, 2012