Braden “Mr. B” Kyle Jones

March 24, 1992 ‒ September 29, 2014

Cardington, Ohio

Braden Kyle Jones, 22, of Cardington passed away unexpectedly Monday September 29, 2014 at his residence.
He was born March 24, 1992 in Marion to Howard and Toni (Zellers) Jones.
Braden graduated from Mount Gilead High School in 2013. Affectionately known as “Mr. B”, he was involved with the Special Olympics and he enjoyed bowling and trapshooting with his brothers in the backyard. He also loved big time wrestling and John Cena and The Big Show were among his favorites.
Left to cherish his memory is his mother Toni; brothers Kevin Jones at home and Collin Jones of Marengo; sister April Jones of Marion; step father Gary Grossman of Cardington; step brother Garrett Grossman of Conway, Arkansas; niece Leah Jones of Marion. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Elaine Zellers.
The family will receive friends on Sunday October 5th from 2 – 5 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware. Graveside services will then be held on Monday October 6th at 10:00 am at Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware with Rev. Marvin Hintz officiating.
Contributions in Braden’s memory may be made to the Special Olympics or the American Heart Association; envelopes available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family and memories may be shared by visiting

  • Toni,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Braden’s passing. He was such a wonderful young man in the short time he was with us @ Highland High School. May God bless you & your family with the many memories left to you. You are in my thought and prayers.



  • April and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God now has another angel watching over you and Leah. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. Love you

    God bless,

  • I was so shocked to hear about Braden. He was a joy to work with in our class. Him and Josh were a blast. He will be deeply missed.

    love and prayers

  • Braden was such a wonderful Man. I had the privilege of being his teacher for 2 years and he was amazing. He was always a hard worker, and a great friend. I will always remember him sitting with his friend playing UNO or playing Volleyball and razzing his friends.
    How proud he was at his graduation…..
    His family was such a support who never treated him with anything but love.

    He will be missed.

  • On behalf of Braden’s father Howard Lee Jones, grandfather Clifford E. Jones (2007) both deceased, and great aunt Augusta Keith , as well as close friend Marilyn Smith and many cousins, we extend our deepest sympathies on the loss of Braden. May he rest in peace. Joan Keith, Upper Arlington, OH

  • I am deeply sorry for your loss. I never met you or your son, but I can tell he was a very special and dear young man. My heart aches for you. May the Lord send you much comfort and peace.

  • My heart is breaking…for Braden’s family and myself…but there is not a doubt in my mind but what Braden is running and jumping…laughing and singing…and smiling ear to ear. Our lives here seem so important… but now Braden knows all the answers to all the questions of the universe…and can speak clearly of them, with his loved ones and the Lord.

  • The staff at Willis is so sorry to hear of your loss. Braden brought a smile to the face of everyone he met. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
    Heidi Kegley and the Willis staff

  • Toni,
    So sorry for your loss. I did not know him other than your stories, but it seems he touched so many lives. What a beautiful legacy to leave. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you cope with your loss.

    Margie Tischler-Goble

  • Toni
    My condolence to you on Braden’s passing.

    I worked some with Braden at Willis. He was always “happy”!!

    Veronica DiGenova (Mrs.D)

  • Toni,

    I am deeply saddened to hear of Braden’s passing. You are in my thoughts & prayers. May god comfort you and the family during this very difficult time.

  • Toni,
    I am so sorry to hear of Braden’s passing. I unfortunately didn’t know Braden, but I do know you and through you I know what a kind, fun, and good person Braden was. I know he has touched many people during his short time here. I also know he has left a bit of himself with eveyone whose life he touched. I am here if you need me and will be keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

  • Toni,

    I was so saddened to hear of the passing of your son, Braden. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • I can only imagine what you must be going through. My daughter Olivia Hines and Braden were classmates at Willis. I also worked with Braden while he attended Dempsey. He touched our lives and will always be held tenderly in our hearts. We will be praying for you all.

  • I had the privilege of being Braden’s teacher in Mt. Gilead. I will always remember Braden’s infectious smile, positive energy, & love of movies! My heart aches for the loss of such a wonderful young man. Braden brought a smile to so many faces and joy to so many hearts. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Toni and Family…….I am so very sorry to hear about Braden…..He was my very first student that I worked with at Carlisle and he taught me sooooo much. I thought about him often and remember his adorable smile. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers….

  • I could not believe the news of Braden’s death; I am so sorry for your loss. Braden was in the program at Mt. Gilead for which I was the director, and I looked forward to visiting the classroom and talking with Braden. He was always happy, so very willing to work, loved his friends (they had their own private language!), and was so kind to all he met. May your memories, and the knowledge that he touched so very many lives, help fill the void you must be feeling.

  • Toni and Family,

    So very sorry to hear of Braden’s death.
    You were all such good neighbors and our hearts and prayers are with you.

  • Toni and Kevin,
    My heart cries for you as you travel yet another road without your precious son and brother. You will miss him deeply, but your happy memories will sustain you in the days and months to come. Faith and strength will carry you onward.
    Pat “Grandma” Ebersole

  • I am so grateful that Braden got to spend his elementary school yrs. in my classroom. Upon hearing of his passing, the memories of that time returned easily.
    I couldn’t help but smile and chuckle. His personality and that fiery red hair were a perfect fit. It is with a heavy heart that I offer my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I find comfort that I knew Braden and my life is enriched because of it.

  • Toni,

    I am so sorry to hear about Braden. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.


  • Toni, Kevin, and Collin,
    Just want you to know you have all been in my heart. Can’t believe how fast time goes. So sorry for your loss of Braden. I know you all have happy memories that will last forever. Wishing you all the best! Love, Peg (Mrs. Benziger from Carlisle)

  • Mrs. Jones , Collin and Kevin-
    My heart goes out to you for your loss- I’m in shock! I know that we didn’t grow all the way up with each other, but we did spend a good majority of our childhood together. I’ll always remember having fun with all of the neighborhood kids, and Braden was always the one that seemed to be enjoying himself the most!! He was always full of joy, and I’m eternally grateful that I was able to meet him. Sending all of our thoughts, condolences, and prayers your way,

    The Plazolles-Hayes Family