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Mildred (Shaw) Jones

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Mildred (Shaw) Jones

1913 - 2014

Mildred (Shaw) Jones, 101, of Kenosha, Wis., peacefully from this life on April 24, 2014, at Kenoshas Clairidge House. She was enveloped in the love of her devoted family.

Mildred was born in March 1913, a daughter of James Harvey and Edith (Mountford) Shaw. In September 1933 she married LeRoy jones, father of Harold and Beatrice. The couple was blessed with three children together: Gerald, Dale, and Nancy Martelle. The young family soon moved to Kenosha, where they joined the First United Methodist Church. Mildred was active in the church and its circles.

Soon after graduating, Mildred worked as a seamstress and instructor for the Singer Sewing Company. Soon, she found a position at St. Catherines Hospital which combined her talents in accounting and office management. At home, she continued sewing, now for her growing family, creating everything from baby gear to wedding apparel. In addition to sewing, Mildred mastered many crafts, including the almost-lost art of tatting. Mildred lovingly shared her passion for crafting with three generations to follow.

Mildred is survived by, step-daughter, Beatrice Mowry; sons, Gerald and his wife, Norma (Anthony), Dale Jones and daughter, Nancy Martelle; 21 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren, 22 great great grandchildren, and a multitude of caring relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, Irene (Shaw) (Charles) Davis; son, Harold and his wife, Dorothy (Herrick), and sons-in-laws Russell Mowry and Joseph Martelle, Jr.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Kenosha Funeral Services from 10-11 a.m. with funeral services to follow at 11 a.m. Burial Sunset Ridge Memorial Park. You are invited to share your cherished stories of Mildred at her online memorial book at

Kenosha Funeral Services & Crematory

8226 Sheridan Rd.

Kenosha, WI 53143

(262) 652-1943
Published online at on Apr. 27, 2014