Obituary published July 14, 2013, in The Mexico Ledger
Marilyn P. Jones, 85, Valdosta GA, formerly of Hatton, MO, passed away peacefully Thursday, July 11, 2013 at her home. She was born April 18, 1928 in Hereford, Texas, the daughter of the late Paul and Amanda (Barker) Fair. On November 2, 1945 she was united in marriage to J.G. Jones, Jr. Mr. Jones preceded her in death on January 12, 1995.
She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by two sons Glen Jones and his wife Audrey of Valdosta, GA and Gary Jones and his wife Loretta of Lock Haven, PA; three grandchildren Michelle Jones, Christina Jones and Benjamin Jones; two sister-in-laws Louise Fair and Stella Jones; several nieces and nephews; other relatives, her many dear friends, and the entire Hatton community. In addition to her parents and husband, three brothers Ronald, Carol and Marvin Fair preceded her in death.
Marilyn spent her life running the family farm with her husband J.G. She was a life-long member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and enjoyed making pies and cookies, quilting, gardening, fishing and hunting. Marilyn loved her community and was a founding member of the Hatton Craft Day.
Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Hatton, MO. Interment will be in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens in Mexico, MO. Visitation will be from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at the Oliver Funeral Home in Centralia, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to: Fair Evangelizing Haiti or Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church c/o Oliver Funeral Home, P.O. Box 125, Centralia, MO 65240. Condolences may also be made to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org