Joan Jones, a resident of the ManorCare Health System-Kingston died late Friday, May 31, 2013, in the manor.
Her husband is Thomas J. Jones. The couple celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on May 17.
Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late William and Myrtle Davis Evans.
She was a 1949 graduate of West Scranton High School. She was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church, Brinktown. She had been previously employed as a merchandise hostess at Disney World.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at the ManorCare facility and everyone at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the wonderful care they provided. Joan loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren very much.
Also surviving are a daughter, Barbara J. Kobesky and her husband Raymond of Scranton; sons: Thomas W. and his wife Brynn and William J. and his wife Dianne, all of Brinktown, George D. and his fiancé Kathy Haley of St. Louis, Mo., and Richard J. and his wife Leslie of Forty Fort; a sister, Jean Cibik of Scranton; a brother, Kenneth Evans of Scranton; a sister-in-law, Marlene Evans of Scranton; 13 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by brothers Jack and William Evans.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, June 4, in the Vanston & James Funeral Home in Scranton officiated by Pastor Joan S. Dodson of the Lake Winola/Falls United Methodist Church and Deacon Patrick Massino chaplain of the Hospice of the Sacred Heart.
Interment, Abington Hills Cemetery.
For online condolences please visit www.vanstonandjames.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of Robert C. Jones, Funeral Director.