Archive for Thursday, April 14, 2005

Ellen C. Jones


April 14, 2005

Services for Ellen C. Jones, 77, Leavenworth, will be at 10 a.m. today, April 14, at Davis Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at the Easton Cemetery.

Mrs. Jones died Sunday, April 10, 2005, at Colonial Manor, Lansing.

She was born May 8, 1927, in Hand County, S.D., the daughter of Howard L. and Grace C. Williams Beck. She grew up on the Beck family farm northwest of Ree Heights, S.D. She attended and graduated school at Ree Heights, S.D.

After high school, she worked alongside her father as a truck driver in the family trucking business. She later worked in Leavenworth at Cushing Hospital and Dwight D. Eisenhower Veterans Affairs Hospital, from which she retired after 21 years of service in April 1994.

On Aug. 19, 1950, she married Charles E. Jones. They were later divorced.

Survivors include her two sons, Donald H. Jones, Leavenworth, and David C. Jones, Easton; a daughter, Diane Behne, Easton; two brothers, Delton Beck and Dean Beck, both of Ree Heights, S.D.; sister Betty Fink, Farmington, N.M.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A son, Dayle Jones, and a grandson died earlier.

The family suggests memorials to Easton United Methodist Church, sent in care of the funeral home, 531 Shawnee St., Leavenworth 66048.


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