Marvel E. P. Jones

November 23, 1912 ‒ January 04, 2008

Delaware, Ohio

Marvel Eloise (Plows) Jones, age 95, passed away Friday, January 4th at the Centrum at Willow Brook. She was born November 23, 1912 to John and Alta Plows. Raised and educated in Chariton, Iowa, she was the valedictorian of her high school class there.

During her business career she was a legal secretary in Chariton and Des Moines, IA, and an executive assistant at AT&T in Los Angeles and New York City. During her years in Delaware she worked for several years for Zerbe Accounting.

Married in 1944 to Wyford D. Jones, they returned to his hometown, Delaware, in 1948. During her years in Delaware Marvel was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she sang in the choir and held various church offices. She was a member of the Monday Club, Fortnightly-History Club and the Delaware Women’s Club. She will be remembered for her elegant charm and ability to make all around her feel at ease.

She is survived by her son Nicholas (Kristin) of Delaware; grandsons Alistair Taft (Sylvia Gale) Jones of Austin, TX, Evan Thomas Jones of Portland, OR, and granddaughter Hilary Louise Jones of Washington, DC. She was preceded in death by her husband Wyford in 1993, and by her two brothers.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, January 13th at 2:00 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church, 73 W. Winter Street, Delaware, OH. A reception hosted by the deacons of the church will follow in the church social room. Private interment at Radnor Cemetery. Arrangements have been conducted by Rodman Neeper Funeral Home. Contributions in her memory may be made to First Presbyterian Church. Condolences may be expressed by visiting