E. MARLENE JONES
E. Marlene Jones, 70, of Ainsworth, died Monday,
Oct. 26, 2020, at the Washington County Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at Beatty Funeral Home in Washington with Pastor Nancy Sutherland officiating. The service will be available via livestream on the Beatty Peterseim Facebook page. Following the service, Marlene will be cremated and burial will take place at Cambrian Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at the funeral home, where the family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Social distancing guidelines will be enforced and masks are recommended. A general memorial fund has been established.
Edith Marlene (Wade) Jones was born Dec. 10, 1949, in Marengo, Iowa, the daughter of Darrel and Edith (Yoder) Wade. She attended West Chester School and graduated from Washington High School. On Aug. 25, 1978, she was united in marriage to J. Allen Jones. Marlene served in the Army Reserves and worked as a seamstress doing alterations and sewing at her shop, Marlene's Alterations. She was a member of Cotter Presbyterian Church and Guild. She enjoyed cats, horses, going out to eat and to casinos, riding in the truck with Allen and going to sporting events. She especially loved the time she spent with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Allen of Ainsworth; two children, Cory Jones of Washington and Trudy Brown of Crawfordsville; daughter-in-law, Jami Jones; seven grandchildren, Samiyyah, Aaliyah, Brooklin, Nadiyah, Vincent, Preston and Ellasyn; and two sisters, Kristen Stone of Kalona and Rita (Barney) Shultz of Ainsworth.
Preceding Marlene in death were her parents; a son-in-law, Saleum Brown; a brother, Gary Wade; and a brother-in-law, Donald Stone.