Retha Jane Jones, 97 years, 1 month, 18 days old, passed to Heaven on Aug. 15, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her family.
Retha was born June 28, 1919 in Ozark County, Mo., to Sneed and Winnie (Turner) Lawson.
Retha and Ray Jones were united in marriage and to this union 10 children were born and raised on their family farm.
Retha was a Christian who enjoyed reading, word search puzzles and helping raise all of her grand and great-grandchildren.
Retha was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ray; three grandchildren, Stan Prine, Charlotte Jones and Kevin Watson; two brothers, Lowell and Otto Lawson, and three sisters, Lois LaPlant, Jesse Pilant and Myrtle Marsh.
Retha is survived by her 10 children and their spouses: Eugene “Gene” and Theresa Jones, Eileen Anderson, Dean and Donna Jones, Pat and Ruben Madril, Jerry and Mary Jones, Verl and Mitzi Jones, Judy and Jerry Spurlock, Rick and Kathy Jones, Cheryl and George Lansdown, and Rhonda and Rodney Yost; 38 grandchildren; numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.
The family would like to thank Sharon Donaway and Tracy Lee from Hospice for their loving and tender care of our Mother in her final days. Also want to thank Pastor Oren Alcorn for his prayers and consoling words in our time of need.
There will be no services per Retha’s request. Cremation services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava. A burial will be held at a later date and time in the Thornfield Cemetery by the family. Memorials may be made to Thornfield Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.