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Ralph L. Jones

Death Notice
  • "Fair winds and following seas sailor. Thank you for your..."
    - Harry Simpson

Jones, Ralph L., 87, retired construction superintendent, passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014. He was born July 12, 1926, to Orin and Letha (Tetrick) Jones in Winfield, KS. He joined the Navy in July 1944, serving in the South Pacific and was in the Battle of Okinawa. He married the love of his life, Barbara, in Jan of 1953. Services 1 p.m. Friday, at the Cochran Mortuary Chapel of the Roses, 1411 N. Broadway (parking off of Market St); with Graveside following at 3:30 p.m. Friday, at the Dexter Cemetery in Dexter, KS. Survivors: wife, Barbara of the home; daughters, Susan Floyd of Wichita and Kristi (Stephen) Tarver of Overland Park, KS; grandchildren, Joshua (Brandy) Floyd, Brett Floyd, Stephanie (Phillip) McGee, Neal Tarver and Candice Tarver; great-grandchildren, Julia and Kara Floyd and Adria and William McGee. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Russell Jones. A memorial has been established with North Star Masonic Lodge #168 AF & AM, 212 N. West St., Wichita, KS 67203. To sign a guest book or leave a condolence for the family, go to

Published in The Wichita Eagle on May 28, 2014
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