Shirley Marlene Jones, 88, of St. Joseph, MO formerly of DeKalb, MO died Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at the Corby Place, St. Joseph, MO.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, Feb. 19th, 2020 at the Sugar Creek Christian Church, Rushville, MO with Rev. Keith Hoover officiating. Burial will follow in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, Rushville, MO. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am on Wednesday until time of service at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Corby Place or Sugar Creek Christian Church and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home who is handling the arrangements. Condolences to the family may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.
Shirley M. Bryan was born on Sept. 30, 1931 in Atchison, KS the daughter of Virgil and Charlotte (Thompson) Bryan. She was a farm wife and homemaker for most of her life. Shirley was a member of the Sugar Creek Christian Church, and enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening, and especially spoiling her grandchildren.
She was married to Lloyd “Dobber” Jones on Nov. 9, 1949 in Atchison KS. He preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 2003. Survivors include three sons Dean (Linda) Jones, Smithville, MO, Bryan (Dorothy) Jones, and Tony (Dawn) Jones, both of Rushville, MO, four daughters, Kathy (Roger) Lewis, Topeka, KS, Kris Duty, Blue Springs, MO, Deirdre (Teddy) Anderson, Atchison KS, and Laurie (David) Donaldson, St. Joseph, MO, a half sister, Linda (Jim) Miller, Atchison, KS, sixteen grandchildren, and 26 great grandchildren. Her parents, husband Lloyd, a son, Larry Jones, a brother William Goodwin, a sister Janice Smith, 1 granddaughter and three great grandchildren preceded her in death.