Iona N. Jones

August 20, 1919 ‒ September 20, 2014

Fredericktown, Ohio

Iona N. Jones, age 95, of Fredericktown passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the Laurels of Mount Vernon.

She was born on August 20, 1919 in Mansfield, Ohio to the late Carry and Vivian (Smith) Hale. Iona earned her nursing degree at Mansfield General School of Nursing. She was employed for a year at Mansfield General and four years at the Sanitarium here in Mount Vernon.  Iona was a Charter Member of the Fredericktown Historical Society, the Senior Citizen group, the American Legion Lodge #500 and the Fredericktown First Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Beverly Grubb of Fredericktown, Marcia (Dennis) Schuler of New Castle, Indiana; her son Ronald (Dea) Jones of Heath; eight grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren

Besides her parents, Iona was preceded in death by her husband John Jones; her sister Helen Byrum; and her son in law John Grubb.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 beginning 10:30 AM at Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

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  • I am sorry to know Iona died. I didn’t know until reading the paper today, Monday Sept. 22nd. Reading her obituary online I see I missed the graveside service. Please know how much I thought of Iona and have missed her very much. Sincerely Martha

  • Dear Ron, Bev, and Marcie, We are saddened by the loss of Iona. She was such a wonderful friend and neighbor for all our years on Taylor Street. We have great memories of all the years growing in this small community of ours. Please know you have our deepest sympathy in your time of loss.

  • Bev and family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Sam, Bunny & Jillian Vance
    Frank and Elinor Bartlett

  • Ron, Bev & Marci,

    So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman and one of my favorite “town mothers.”

    Condolences to you and your family.

    Garry & Lori wagner

  • Bev and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a very kind lady. We had many talks when I use to clean for her. I always looked forward to seeing her. WE always had to have our music on to clean. She will be missed.

    Laurie henwood smith

  • To all of the family,
    What a beautiful lady inside and out. So sweet, kind and pretty. I always looked forward to seeing her in church. She went to school with my Aunt. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Linda & Dean

  • I was so sorry to read about Iona. She was one of my best friends since our training days at Mansfield General. I visited “Hale” whenever I was in Fredericktown and then Mt Vernon. She sure hung in there. We had the best times at Mansfield and I will truly miss her.

  • Dear Bev Marcia and Ron, I stand with Jesus in your pain for no matter how young or how old, it is a grief to our hearts. But I know God will turn it into good memories. She will be greatly missed by all and I know you all and grandchildren, have your very own memories of her. I know I do, and I will cherish them for I so enjoyed “that Special Lady .One of the things she shared with me that she was so pleased about was when your Daddy died, he had a note in about every drawer , telling her what to do if this or that broke. What a thoughtful, caring, loving husband. Praise God we know she is continuing ” In His Presence” I am privileged to share a little of our lives together. love and prayers, Jean Reed

  • Iona was a beautiful lady, inside and out. I got to know her when I worked at the newspaper and was always blessed with her contagious joy when she came into the office. I even had the privilege to visit her home a couple of times. I will pray for the family during their grieving process because surely she will be sorely missed.

  • Ron,Marcia,and Bev,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. She was beautiful inside and out. She always had a smile on her face. My Mom is Betty Jo Wilson and I know how much she will miss her. We know what a great loss it is by our own experiences of losing someone you love. But the great thing is God has them all wrapped up and is caring for them till we see them again that was a promise from Him. I hope you can find peace in that.

    The Wilson family

  • We extend to your family our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother. It was a blessing to have known her.