Joy Jones

November 25, 1947 ‒ June 02, 2016

Galesburg, Michigan
Formerly of Mount Vernon, Ohio

Joy Jones, age 68, of Galesburg, MI, formerly of Mount Vernon, OH, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, MI.  She was born on November 25, 1947 in Webster Springs, WV, to the late Cecil and Erma (Cogar) Clevenger. 

Joy had a green thumb and loved to take care of her flowers.  She was a member of the AmVets here in Mount Vernon, OH, and worked in the kitchen.  Joy loved to cook and even had a Burger named after her at the Pub she worked, Richland Pub in Kalamazoo, MI.  She loved Christmas time with the family, spending time at her cabin in White Cloud, MI. 

She is survived by her husband, David E. “Ed” Jones; sons, Greg (Renee) Chalfant of Charleston,WV, Bryan (Sara) Chalfant of Riverside, CA; daughters, Monette (Jon) Mawer of Upper Sandusky, OH, Lynette (Randy) Jones of Delaware, OH, Tiffany (Ray) Conkle of Westerville, OH; 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Dorlan Clevenger of Webster Springs, WV, and Elmer Clevenger of Gauley Bridge, WV; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Besides her parents, Joy is preceded in death by her sisters, Karen Ramsey and Vercie Gregory; brothers, Gene, Kenneth, Donald, Delmar and Wilmer Clevenger. 

Calling hours will be held on Monday, June 6, 2016 from 4-7 PM with a service on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 11 AM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home; 201 Newark Rd., Mount Vernon, OH, 43050 with Roger Marra officiating.  Burial will take place in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. 

Memorial contributions may be made to:  American Cancer Society:  5555 Frantz Rd, Dublin, OH 43017. 

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Joy Jones. 

  • From the Durst family, we are so sorry for your loss, Joy was a special lady, we loved her

  • We are so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful person. You will have a lot of good memories. she will be missed. she may be gone, but not forgotten. Love and Prayers. Love, Greg and Diane Vickers.

  • Dear Ed and family
    I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Joy was so kind to me and her goody bags of pepper jelly were vey special and appreciated. Sending prayers for you during this sad and difficult time.

    My condolences to you and yours,
    Laura Reinstein

  • Ed, I’m so sorry for your loss. I would be there in Mt Vernon with you if I could. I’ll be there in spirit. My thoughts and prayers are with you now and going forward. Sending love and hugs.

  • Some special memories…. Usually when we visit its the whole Jones girls families, so you can imagine how much coffee we go through! Well, you did NOT want to be caught taking the last cup and not making more😉 sound familiar dad?
    Also, my husband has celiac and has to eat gluten free and everyone knows how WONDERFUL Joys cooking is!!!!! Well, after she found out she ALWAYS made sure he had something to eat… And not just sometheing… Of course it was Something homemade and SUPEER DELICIOUS!!!! As all her cooking always is!!!!
    We will all miss you and always remember all the good times…. Especially our Christmas get togethers and times at the cabin, two of your favorite spots, and for good reason! Love you always!!! Lynette, Randy, Samantha, Jessica, and Amanda 🎄☕️🌸💐🌻🌺🌷🍃🎍🌴☀️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏

  • Ed, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Ken and Cheryl Kister

  • Dear Ed,

    I know what you’re going thru right now. My condolences, thoughts, and prayers will be with you, although my presence is not possible, as I have a broken back right now. May God bless you and your family.

    Cousin Connie

  • Ed … So very sorry for your loss of Joy. Such a sad, sad day. I know you will miss her deeply, like many others will.
    It was our pleasure to get to meet her. Our condolences to You and family.

    Take care,
    Ruby and Paul Thompson

  • Ed, we are so sorry for your loss. Joy was such a special person with a warm and generous heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and you family.

  • Ed,
    We were so saddened to hear you lost Joy. Please accept our condolences and know you & your family are in our prayers as you deal with this tremendous loss.
    May you find comfort in your memories and your faith.

    Linda & Larry Maupin

  • Ed,

    Our hearts are saddened and heavy for your loss.

    Joy was a special person and we will miss her very much. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family over the coming months.

    The Strahan’s