Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
Florence M. Jones, 90, St. Marys, OH died at 11:20 p.m. Saturday August 12, 2017 at the Gardens of Celina.
She was born October 27, 1926 in Glynwood, OH to Joseph and Agnes (Lawler) Gearing. On July 6, 1957 she married James R. "Doc" Jones, who died January 15, 1976.
She is survived by: son James (Denise) Jones of Celina, OH; daughter Amy (Alan) Anselman of St. Marys, OH; daughter Ann Hawkey (the late David Hawkey) of St. Marys, OH; son Joseph (Lisa) Jones of Keswick, VA; daughter Amber (Carl) Brown of Minster, OH; 6 grandchildren: Alex and Alison Anselman, Jennifer (Erik) Chapin, Andrew Hawkey, Clay and Abigail Brown.
Preceded in death by: parents Joseph and Agnes Gearing; husband James "Doc" Jones; an infant son (James); sister Mary (Walter) Scott; brother Donald (Marie) Gearing; sister Margaret (George) Koons; sister-in-law Alberta Gearing.
She was a graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School (Class of 1946). She worked as a child care provider for Auglaize-Mercer YMCA Daycare for many years. In 1984, she was honored to have been selected as the first "Mother of the Year" by the St. Marys Evening Leader.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and its altar-rosary sodality. Faith and family were the cornerstones of Florence's life. She will be dearly missed by her children and grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled to begin 11:00 a.m. Thursday August 17, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church 511 E. Spring Street in St. Marys, with the Rev. Ned Brown, celebrant. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery in St. Marys.
Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Miller Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
Condolences may be expressed to her family via: www.millerfuneralhomes.net.