Dale Marion Jones, 96, of Council Bluffs, formerly of Emerson, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at the Risen Son Christian Village. Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel in Red Oak with Rev. Denise Stevens officiating. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Dale was born Feb. 28, 1917, on a farm near Speed, Kan., the son of Oliver and Edith (Harold) Jones. Dale and his brothers rode horses two and a half miles to school in Phillips County, Kan., until the age of 11. The family moved by train from Kansas to Iowa in 1928 and settled near Council Bluffs, where he continued his education. Dale married Eileen Bruce Jan. 2, 1941, in Council Bluffs. They farmed in Mills County until moving to the Red Oak area in 1945. They moved into Emerson in 1985. Dale was a member of the United Methodist Church, had a passion for farming and loved to go to family reunions.
Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Eileen on Oct. 2, 2013; brothers, Floyd, Walter, Gerrold and Harold Jones; and grandson, Jeffrey Jones. Survivors include his sons Marion Jones and wife Connie of Drummond, Mont.; and Roger Jones and wife Kristie of Westboro, Mo.; grandchildren: Stacey Jones of Wilton, N.H.; Dena Skinner and husband Aaron of Higginsville, Mo.; Jason Jones and wife Tammy of Shenandoah; Kendelle Heilig of Moore, Mont.; Ryan Jones and wife Zoey of Billings, Mont.; and Joshua Jones and wife Jennifer of Troy, Mont.; 18 great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Streeter of Old Hickory, Tenn.; sisters-in-law: Lorraine Morrical of Hastings; Verilee Nicholas of Essex; and Mary Bruce of Hastings; brother-in-law, Kenneth Bruce and wife Phyllis of Red Oak; and many other relatives and friends.