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The Life of Leona Jones

Leona A. Jones (1926-2012) Leona A. Jones, 85, of Geneva, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2012, at Geneva Village Retirement Community in Geneva. Born Oct. 10, 1926, in Cleveland to Ann (Zola) and Frank Olesinski, she had lived in Cleveland, then Harpersfield Township before moving to Geneva in 1974. She married Emery Jones on Jan. 31, 1957, in Cleveland. She worked as an assistant supervisor of bookkeeping and accounts payable at White Motor Company and other businesses. She also coordinated the annual, multi-family Jones garage sale in Harpersfield for over 25 years. She was a 1945 graduate of John Hay High School, a member of Madison, Geneva and Ashtabula Senior Centers, loved her volunteer work as a former travel coordinator and Meals on Wheels volunteer at Madison Senior Center, and enjoyed traveling, garage sales, bingo and cards. A special thanks to everyone at Geneva Village Retirement Center and Hospice of the Western Reserve for the care provided. She is survived by her husband, Emery Jones of Geneva; and many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Agnes Coleman and Bernice Mitrovich; nephew, Stephen Mitrovich; and special friends, Daisy Mae and Bozo. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 13, 2012, at Western Reserve Memorial Gardens in Chester Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ashtabula County Animal Protective League or Hospice of the Western Reserve

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