Eileen Susan Jones, 93, of Council Bluffs, formerly of Emerson, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at the Risen Son Christian Village. Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel in Red Oak. Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery.
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Eileen was born Jan. 3, 1920, near Folsom, in Mills County, the daughter of Edwin and Helen (Grudle) Bruce. She attended Plummer country school. The family moved to Hastings in 1933 and Eileen graduated from Hastings High School in 1937. She then attended School of Cosmetology in Council Bluffs. She was a beauty operator until she was married to Dale Jones Jan. 2, 1941, in Council Bluffs. They farmed in Mills County until moving to the Red Oak area in 1945. They moved to Emerson in 1985 and recently have been residents of Risen Son Christian Village in Council Bluffs. Eileen was a homemaker for many years and also sold Nature's Sunshine Health Products for more than 40 years. She enjoyed flowers, playing the organ, sewing, crocheting, cooking, baking and spending time with her family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Eileen was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Donald and Keith Bruce; and grandson Jeffrey Jones. Survivors include her husband Dale Jones of Council Bluffs; 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 fiancé Zoey of Billings, Mont.; and Joshua Jones and wife Jennifer of Idaho; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters Lorraine Morrical of Hastings and Verilee Nicholas of Essex; brother Kenneth Bruce and wife Phyllis of Red Oak; sister-in-law Mary Bruce of Hastings; and many other relatives and friends.
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Published in The Opinion-Tribune on Oct. 9, 2013