Helen "Marie" Jones, 95
Helen "Marie" Jones, 95, of Lafayette, Indiana, died in the St. Elizabeth Hospital on Sunday, December 16, 2012, at 10:04 a.m. She was a resident of Rosewalk Commons Assisted Living for a month before her death.
Marie was born July 28, 1917, in Lafayette, the daughter of the late Otis C. Anderson and Lillian M. Zink Anderson. She lived her entire life in Lafayette. She spoke frequently about living in a tent for a short period of time during the Great Depression in Murdock Park. Marie married Harold C. Jones on June 29, 1934 in Lafayette. They lived in the north end of Lafayette in the same house for 57 years. They enjoyed going to their cottage on Horseshoe Bend during the summers. He preceded her in death on December 13, 1991. Harold and Marie joined the Grace United Methodist Church in the mid-1950s.
She attended and graduated from St. Lawrence Catholic School.
Marie will always be remembered for the love for her family and the oodles and oodles of noodles she made throughout the years for the Anderson family reunions. The reunions will never be the same without her and her great contribution.
Marie is survived by three sons, Larry D. (wife: Betty) Jones, of Spartanburg, S.C., Paul R. (wife: Viola) Jones, of Lafayette and Bruce A. (wife: Lynn) Jones, of West Lafayette; one daughter, Barbara Ferguson, of Brookston; a granddaughter who was raised in her home, Kelli A. McBride Keller, of Lafayette; a sister, Cecelia Farmer, of Crawfordsville, Indiana; 11 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Stella Jones McBride; brothers, Harold Anderson, Otis Anderson and Paul Anderson; granddaughter, Tanya Sue McBride; grandson, Steven Mark Jones; and son-in-law, Donald L. Ferguson.
Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Funeral service Friday at the funeral home; the Rev. Lore Blinn Gibson officiating. Burial to follow at Pretty Prairie Cemetery, Battle Ground, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or Charity of Donor's Choice.
Hippensteel Funeral home entrusted with care.
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