John K. Jones

SHREWSBURY John K. "Ken" Jones, 78, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at York Hospital. Originally from Marietta, he was married for 49 years to Teckla M. Collier of Columbia. Born August 29, 1934, he was the son of Edward R. and Catherine Kiehl Jones, and a graduate of Marietta High School, Mt. St. Mary's College, and Temple University. Ken served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps from 1957 to 1963, taught at Donegal Area High School, worked many years in health care, and retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. He was an avid sportsman, who enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially with his brothers, sons, and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Teckla; son, Matthew and his wife, Andrea (Lackemacher), and their daughters, Margaret and Katherine of Elizabethtown; son, David and his wife, Pamela (Fornadel), and their children, Spencer, Emily, Seth, and Ellie of Hughesville; son, Timothy of Stewartstown; son, Kenneth of Dallastown; and brother, Joseph and his wife, Henrietta of Elizabethtown. Ken was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Margaret; and brothers, Edward, Donald, and William. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, 315 N. Constitution Ave., New Freedom 17349 on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. Family and friends will be received at the church before the Mass from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Interment will follow the luncheon at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery, West Hempfield Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. John the Baptist School Library, 315 N. Constitution Ave., New Freedom, PA 17349. Arrangements are by Sheetz Funeral Home, Inc., Mount Joy. To send an online condolence, please visit

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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on July 21, 2013