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James Robert Jones


1935 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
James Robert Jones Obituary
WEIR – James Robert Jones, 78, of Weir, died at 12:12 am, Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Via Christi Hospital.
He was born October 21, 1935 in Kansas City, MO the son of Clair and Maxine Evans Jones. He had lived in Weir, KS since 1980 moving from Neodesha, KS. He was a graduate of Emporia State University.
He married Helen Kathleen Sullivan on November 21, 1964 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Weir, KS. She preceded him in death on February 7, 1981.
Mr. Jones was an Educator teaching Speech, Drama, Debate, and English at Southeast High School in Cherokee, KS and most recently at Columbus High School in Columbus, Kansas prior to his retirement.
Survivors include two daughters Jennifer Kathleen Lawrence and Gretchen A. Andrews, both of Weir, KS, one son Jeffrey C. Jones of Paola, KS, seven grandchildren Sydney Kathleen Zortz, Jacob Jeffrey Zortz and Alexandria Kaye Andrews all of Weir, KS, Vincent James Jones, Maximus Bradford Jones, Grady Wayne Jones and Ella Grace Jones all of Paola, KS. Alexandria and Gretchen were his primary caregivers.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, a grandson Hunter James Zortz on September 12, 1995, a brother John C. Jones in April of 2009, and his bulldog Tinker Bell.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm Friday, February 21, 2014 at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Weir, KS. Friends may call anytime after 3 pm on Friday at the funeral home.
Graveside services will be 2 pm Saturday, February 22, 2014 at St. Anthony's Cemetery in Weir, KS, with the Rev. Aaron Williams, officiating. Friends are requested to meet at the cemetery. Condolences may be left at our web site www.bathnaylor.com.
Published in Morning Sun on Feb. 21, 2014
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