Obituary

Elizabeth A. "Betty" Jones

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Elizabeth A. "Betty" Jones, 64, 621 Foxcross Drive, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 1, 2013, at 4:35 a.m. at her residence surrounded by her family.
Betty was born Aug. 4, 1948, in Piqua, the daughter of the late Vernon and Alvina (Prenger) Ahrens.
On Oct. 17, 1971, Betty married Michael "Mike" Jones and he survives. Mike's career serving with the United States Navy provided Betty with the opportunity of traveling throughout the United States.
Betty will be greatly missed by her daughter, Terresetta and her husband David Oldham, of San Diego, Calif., and granddaughter of Kiana Holliarn, of New York. Betty will also be missed by her brothers and sisters, William (Barbara) Ahrens, of Versailles, Marlene (Gale) Ambos, of Botkins, Dennis (Martha) Ahrens, of Sidney, Ruth Kremer, of Versailles, Shirley (Robert) Magoteaux, of Versailles, Gerardine (Jeff) Bunnell, of Minster and John (Peg) Ahrens, of Sidney; brothers-in-laws and sister-in-laws, Joe (Dorothy) Jones, of Tennessee, Madilen Jones, of Florida, Erma Russell, of Omaha, Neb., Helen Dhine, of Minnesota, Charlottae Lunsford, of Sidney, Iris Ricucci, Jim (Maggie) Jones, Sue Doyle, Marsha (Richard) Cost, all of Sidney.
Betty was a beloved and loving niece of numerous aunts and uncles and aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Betty was also preceded in death by brothers-in-law, David 'Red' Kremer, Frank Lunsford and Robert Jones, mother and father-in-law, William and Iris (Hopkins) Jones.
Betty graduated from Minster High School in 1966. She was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church.
Throughout her career, Betty had prior employment with Sidney Truck and Storage, Sidney, Holiday Inn in Scope, Va., Malkey & Wells, in Norfolk, Va., the Beacon Hotel in Boston, Mass., the Holliarn Hotel Chain, based in Fort Washington, Pa., and currently with Elsass, Wallace, Evans & Schnelle, attorneys at Law, in Sidney.
Betty enjoyed working and staying busy. She also opened an accounting and income tax business at her residence in 1991. One of her many projects was managing the financial accounts at the American Legion Post 217. She continued to work until her passing. Betty loved to travel. Through her employment with the Holliarn Hotel Chain, she had attended business trips as far as New York and Florida. As time allowed, Betty also enjoyed crocheting. She was a member of the Ladies' Auxiliaries for the American Legion Post 217, VFW Post 4239, AMVETS and Moose Lodge, all of Sidney.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Sidney, with the Rev. Fr. Daniel Hess officiating. Burial will follow at Shelby Memory Gardens.
A gathering of family and friends will be held Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family's wishes.
Donation envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
All arrangements are in care of the staff at the Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.theadamsfuneralhome.com

Published in Sidney Daily News on Mar. 1, 2013
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