NEKOMA — John F. Jones, 85, died Dec. 8 at the Rhode Island Suites in Ransom. Born June 27, 1925, in Cromwell, Okla., he was the son of Herbert and Lenora (Hibbard) Jones. He was a 1943 graduate of Stafford High School. A resident of rural Nekoma for more than 50 years, moving from Stafford, he was an agent for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company and a farmer before his retirement.
Mr. Jones was a veteran of the United States Army.
Survivors include a sister, Zula Fern "Dude" Smith of San Marcos, Calif.; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Jones, and a sister, Blanche Perry.
Funeral service was at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Janousek Funeral Home in La Crosse with Pastor Ed Jumper officiating. Burial was at the Stafford Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Rhode Island Suites in Ransom.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Janousek Funeral Home
719 Pine/P.O. Box 550
La Crosse, KS 67548
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Dec. 12, 2010