Elma Marie Jones, 81, of Flower Mound, Texas, formerly of Mexico, passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.
A visitation will be on Wednesday, August 29, from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at Arnold Funeral Home in Mexico. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 am at St. Brendan Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Brendan Cemetery.
Elma was born on January 2, 1937 in San Francisco, California, the daughter of Edward Thomas and Claribel (Rusler) Juhnke.
Elma graduated from St. Maries High School in St. Maries, Idaho in 1955. Upon graduation, she enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) where she met and married the love of her life, John Richard Jones, on May 18, 1957 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. From there, the couple moved to Mexico, Missouri, where she lived for almost 35 years. While living in Mexico, she was a parishioner at St. Brendan Catholic Church and worked at Wal-Mart as head of the Fabric Department. She moved to Flower Mound, Texas, in 1995 to be closer to family.
Elma is survived by her children, Chris Jones (Carol) of Lenexa, Kansas, Mary Villarreal (Javier) of Flower Mound, Texas, Meg Schneider (Shel) of Lexington, Kentucky, and Ann Wawczak (Mike) of Flower Mound, Texas; as well as 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, John; her son, Joe; and great granddaughter, Kaylynn Wawczak.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America which may be sent in care of Arnold Funeral Home, 425 S. Jefferson, Mexico, MO 65265.
Condolences may be left at www.arnoldfh.com