Paul E. Jones (1923 - 2012)

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INDEPENDENCE – Paul E. Jones, 88 years old, of Independence, died on Monday, March 5, at the Buchanan County Health Center LTC in Independence. He was born on Dec. 25, 1923, in Iowa Falls, the son of Paul Edwin and Helen Mary (Bryson) Jones, Sr. He graduated from high school in Iowa Falls with the Class of 1942. He then served in the Pacific Theatre with the U.S. Navy during World War II. On Dec. 30, 1945, he and the former Donna Mae Pierce were married in Iowa Falls. They moved to Independence in 1956 where Mr. Jones was the manager for the Independence Area of Northwestern Bell. He retired in 1982. Mr. Jones was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Masonic Lodge (over 50 years) in Independence.
Mr. Jones is survived by his wife of 66 years, Donna, one daughter, Laurie (Mark) Rohlfing of Nevada, and one son, Brad (Susan) Jones of Ankeny. He is also survived by six grandchildren and one brother, Philip (Betty) Jones of The Villages, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Julie Brown; and two granddaughters in infancy, Lindsey Brown and Molly Jones.
Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 9, at the First Presbyterian Church in Independence with Rev. John Hougen officiating. Casket Bearers were Rob Brown, Ryan Brown, Tom Rohlfing, Kimberly Rohlfing, Joey Jones, and Trent Jones. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence.
Visitation was from 5 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, at the White Funeral Home in Independence. On line condolences may be left at
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Mar. 2 to Mar. 17, 2012
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