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Elizabeth Jones (1931 - 2013)

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Elizabeth L. Jones

SHELBY: Elizabeth L. "Liz" Jones, age 82, resident of Sun Lakes, Arizona, died Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Chandler General Hospital following an increasingly incapacitating stroke four years ago.

Born February 16, 1931 in Shelby, Ohio to Elton Dale and Violet (Fisher) Karr, she had been a Shelby resident for many years. After leaving Shelby, Liz and her husband moved throughout the Midwest before retiring to Arizona in 1986. A graduate of Shelby High School and a member of the First Lutheran Church, she enjoyed reading and thoroughly loved working. Liz was a financial accountant for a development construction company in Arizona for 20 years and prior to that she was a Representative Service Department Manager at Avon for 21 years. She had begun her working career right out of high school at the Shelby Mutual Insurance Company where she worked for 14 years.

Survivors include her husband and best friend of 56 years, Robert L. Jones, whom she wed August 31, 1956; two brothers, Richard (Jackie) Karr, of Swanton, OH and Donald Karr of Mansfield; two sisters, Almedie McKown and Carolyn (Ray) Clark, both of Shelby; her two loving schnauzers, Samantha and Adam who will miss her dearly, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held 10:00 AM Friday, May 9, 2014 at the First Lutheran Church in Shelby. Rev. Russel Yoak will officiate with interment in Oakland Cemetery. Friends may call at the Barkdull Funeral Home Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, kindly make a donation in Liz's memory to .

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Published in the News Journal on May 4, 2014
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