Rosalie Jones, 85, of West Mansfield, died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Heartland of Bellefontaine with her family at her side.
A hard-working farmer’s wife, Rosalie was a beloved mother and a treasured grandmother and great-grandmother. She formerly served as the activities director at Logan Acres for 8 years and was a faithful member of the North Greenfield United Methodist Church where she served as trustee and adult and children’s Sunday school teacher. She was a member of the Starlight Circle of Kings Daughters and was a volunteer with Logan County Weekday Religious Education. Salutatorian of the Class of 1945 at Byhalia High School, Rosalie enjoyed sewing, reading, ceramics, and baking and will be remembered for her wonderful pies. Her family is comforted by many years of happy memories and by the knowledge that Rosalie is at peace in Heaven.
She was born March 30, 1927 in West Mansfield to the late Myron and Eva Maris Green. She married Donald William Jones on February 8, 1945 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and he preceded her in death on March 20, 2003. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Cheryl Bass, a son-in-law, Gary Cook, two sisters, Elsie Trump and Marciline Green, and her brother, Myron Deryl Green.
Survivors include 3 daughters, Marcia (Steve) Tennant, Kaye Cook, and Kathryn (Larry) Lewis, each of Bellefontaine; 2 sons, John (Sue) Jones and Kent (Kathy) Jones, each of West Mansfield; 16 grandchildren, Jill (Kirk) Sanvoss, Matt (Shelley) Tennant, Erin (Jeremy) LeVan, Vicki (Van) Harvey, Shannon (Jimmy) Berner, Ty (Carrie) Cook, Travis (Cherice) Teets, Angie Bruce, Dustin (Kelly) Plikerd, Denton (Casey) Plikerd, John (Betsy) Jones, Bill Jones, Kea (Darren) Lewis, Kyle (Jen) Jones, Kurtis (Ashley) Jones, and Kasey Jones; 4 step-grandchildren, Lisa (John) Thompson, Scott (Carmen) Lewis, Chris Lewis, and Anne Lewis; 32 great-grandchildren, many friends and neighbors, and her church family.
Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2013, at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, West Mansfield. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at North Greenfield United Methodist Church. Reverend Max Jackson will officiate and burial will take place at Byhalia Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to North Greenfield UM Church or the Holland Theatre. Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.