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Shirley Jones

August 31, 2016

Shirley I. Jones, 78, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at the St. Marys Manor.

She was born August 11, 1938 at Gridley, Kansas the daughter of Harry and Dolly Wright Hensley.  Shirley graduated from Gridley High School.

She and her family moved to the St. Marys community in 1960.  She had worked in the office of Dr. Bruce Carroll for several years.  Shirley later was an EMT-I and worked for the Pottawatomie County Ambulance Service for many years.  She enjoyed arts and crafts and always had a project that she was working on; she also loved to refinish antiques.  Shirley was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star.

Shirley was united in marriage to Herbert H. Jones at Dumas, AR.  He preceded her in death on November 26, 2006.  Shirley was also preceded in death by two sons, Douglas, on October 1, 1983 and Robert on December 7, 2010, a granddaughter Ashley Ranae Jones on August 30, 1989 and a brother Harry James Hensley.

Survivors include her son, Greg Jones, St. Marys; a brother, Gene Hensley, Manhattan; three grandchildren, Douglas, Jennifer and Mathew Jones; great-grandchildren, Aiyana Jones, Ashlyn Ellingsen, Everett Jones, Quilynn Jones and Vincent Jones.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, September 3, 2016 at the St. Marys United Methodist Church.  Interment will be in Valley View Cemetery, St. Marys.  Mrs. Jones will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 7:30 P.M. Friday September 2, 2016 at Piper Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the St. Marys Manor Bus Fund and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.



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13 thoughts on “Shirley Jones

  1. We’re so sorry for your loss. Shirley was such a sweet person. She was a straight shooter too. I always admired her for that. Please be assured of our prayers for you all. Thank you for the life lessons and the wonderful memories, Shirley.

    Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and Thy perpetual light shine upon her, and may her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen

  2. My sincere condolences to the family. May you find comfort in your loving memories, and in God’s promise to soon “swallow up death forever” and “wipe away the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 24:8)
    With deepest sympathy.

  3. So sorry for your loss, prayers for God’s grace to help you through this time of sadness. Shirley is now free of her burdens and pain and resting safely in God’s arms.
    Love to you all
    Louise Hensley

  4. What a sweet sweet lady Shirley was ! She was devoted to her family and her work ! She always had a smile ! My deep sympathy to all of you ! Charlotte Kling

  5. Greg and family, I am sorry for your loss. I worked many years with your Mom and she was a joy to work with. Our prayers and sympathy are with all of you. Jim and Karen Mulligan

  6. Greg & Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mom. Shirley was a really sweet lady. She’s no longer in pain and has gained her Angel Wings to go be with your Dad, Doug, Bobby & Ashley. May she rest in peace and God Speed……
    The Stum’s ~ Sis & Wilb

  7. I will miss you my sweet friend. Give my Mom a big hug and kiss for me Shirley. You will always remain in my heart. Love you always and forever. Doug and Bob will be so very happy to see you once again along with your Husband and Grandma Dolly. Rest peacefully my wonderful sweet lady you deserve it.

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