Magdalene Jones

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Magdalene "Madge" Jones, 90, of Beaumont, died Friday, January 10, 2014, at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth, Beaumont. She was born on December 23, 1923, in Schultz, Oklahoma, to Beaulah Beatrice Stout Fogleman and Walter Claude Fogleman. Madge was a retired real estate agent and longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

She derived her greatest pleasure from family gatherings and reunions both of her extended and immediate family. She most especially enjoyed entertaining at the retirement home she and Hampton planned and built on Lake Conroe. Planning and arranging these get-togethers was an unrecognized service to her children and grandchildren because it provided an opportunity for all to gather and retell old stories, relate new news and refresh the love that flowed from her through her children and grandchildren.

She had a competitive side to her that "spiced up" every gathering whether with family or just friends. She was a lover of games and the social opportunities they afforded. Whether participating in athletics or games or just observing them, she was informed, involved and conversant turning each event into an opportunity for participation by all.

She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-two years, Hampton Jones.

Survivors include her children, Carol Flatten and her husband, Gerald, of Beaumont; Sue Shelton and her husband, Steven, of Lakeland, Florida; and Don Hampton and his wife, Laura, of Conroe; grandchildren, Charles Flatten, Eric Flatten, Catherine Nickle, Christi Buerger, Sean Hampton, Eve Sawyer, and Scott Shelton; and six great-grandchildren, Will Nickle, Caroline Nickle, Drew Buerger, Lauren Magdalene Buerger, Silas Flatten, and Shephard Flatten.

A gathering of Mrs. Jones' family and friends will be from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., in McKnight Parlor at Trinity United Methodist Church, 3430 Harrison Avenue, Beaumont, with her funeral service to follow at 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 14, 2014, in the sanctuary. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Jones' memory to Trinity United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 5247, Beaumont, Texas 77726.

Complete and updated information may be found at www.broussards1889.com.


Published on yourconroenews.com from Jan. 13 to Jan. 26, 2014