Alma M. (Mann) Jones, age 84, of 9326 East Main Rd., Ripley, died at home, after a short illness on Feb 19th, 2013. Alma was born on July 31, 1928, the daughter of the late Russell and Berdina (McIntosh) Mann. Alma was devoted to the Lord and her family and was very active in church and local organizations. Many believe the most important of her God given talents were her inspiring letters and notes. She is survived by her loving children, Cheryl (Ray) Jones of Ripley, Jeffrey (Cindy) Jones of Brockway, Pa., Lori Michalowski of Nashville, Tenn., and the blessing of many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In 1948 she married Ralph L. Jones, who died Jan. 28, 1993. Alma was also preceded in death by all her siblings, Aileen Mann (died as an infant), Arleen Whitney, James Mann and Lana Gonzales. Family and friends are invited to share memories of Alma at a Celebration of Life to be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Ripley United Methodist Church, 84 West Main Street, Ripley. Private burial will be held in warmer weather. In lieu of flowers, memorials to a
would be appreciated. Arrangements by the Mathews Funeral Home, 104 West Main St., Ripley, N.Y
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 22, 2013