Olive Hazel (Heifner) Jones (1919 - 2012)

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JESUP – Olive Hazel (Heifner) Jones, 92 years old of Jesup, died Friday, May 25, from complications of congestive heart failure, at the East Towne Care Center in Independence. She was born Oct. 7, 1919, at Mercy Hospital, Des Moines, IA, the daughter of Elmer Elsworth Heifner and Hazel (Ball) Heifner. She graduated from North high school in Des Moines in 1937 and then attended Capital City Commercial College in Des Moines. She worked as a private secretary before her marriage. On Oct. 28, 1950, she was united in marriage to Dr. Herbert C. Jones, at Trinity Methodist Church in Des Moines. They made their home and raised their family in Jesup where Herb practiced Dentistry and Olive was active serving on the Jesup Library Board for 21 years, Pump-Scheer American Legion Auxiliary, a longtime member of the Even Dozen Study Club and an active member of the American Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. Herbert C. Jones of Jesup; two daughters, Carla Hughes of Cedar Rapids, Harriet (Duncan) McClelland of Wilson, Wyo.; two sons, Dr. Merritt (Connie) Jones of Jesup, Andrew (Beth) Jones of Littleton, Colo.; six grandchildren, Mark Hughes, Erica (Robert) Wolterman, Dr. Christopher Jones, Brian Jones, Madeline McClelland and Merritt McClelland and two great grandchildren, Lillian Wolterman and Edison Wolterman. Her parents and three brothers, her twin brother, Oliver Heifner in infancy, Robert Heifner and Jack Heifner preceded her in death.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at the American Lutheran Church, Jesup, with Rev. Dawn Pederson officiating. Music was by Shirley Bergman, organist and Todd Rohlfsen soloist. Honorary Casket Bearers were Mark Hughes, Erica (Robert) Wolterman, Dr. Christopher Jones, Brian Jones, Madeline McClelland and Merritt McClelland and two great grandchildren, Lillian Wolterman and Edison Wolterman. Casket Bearers were Kent Yeager, Ray Zummak, Mark Collett, Mark Nielsen, Kenny Schares and Jerry Fratzke. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery, Independence. Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 28 at the White Funeral Home, Jesup,. Memorials may be directed to the , the American Lutheran Church in Jesup or the Jesup Public Library. Online condolences may be made at www.White-MtHope.com. White Funeral Home, was in charge of the arrangements.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from June 4 to June 16, 2012
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