Kathleen Jones, 88, of Clemons, died on Sunday, April 22, 2012, at the State Center Nursing and Rehab Center. Her death came peacefully while in the care of Iowa River Hospice. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2012, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in State Center with Fr. Rick Dagit as celebrant. She will be laid to rest in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in St. Anthony. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Memorials may be directed to St. Joseph's Catholic Church or Iowa River Hospice. For condolences please visit www.mitchellfh.com.
Kathleen Mary Lyons was born on March 10, 1924, the daughter of Lawrence and Frances Roche Lyons. She attended school in St. Anthony, graduating from St. Anthony High School with the class of 1941. On Nov. 25, 1943, Kathleen was united in marriage to Stanley Jones at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in St. Anthony. Kathleen had been a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in St Anthony most of her life serving in many offices of Rosary Society. She had worked at Reece's Quick Stop. Kathleen and Stan had owned and operated "Stan's" in St. Anthony for six years. Kathleen enjoyed baking, picnics, playing cards and treasured her family especially all her grandchildren and great-grand. Her faith and church life was deeply important to her.
Left to cherish Kathleen's memory are her children: Richard (Deborah) Jones, of Clemons, Paul (Ellen) Jones, of Clemons; and grandchildren: Chad (Valerie) Jones, of State Center, Gretchen (Patrick) Hageman, of Marshalltown, Megan (Matt) Koopman, of Bothell, Wash., David (Jennifer) Vawter, of State Center, Aaron Vawter, of Gladbrook, Jared Jones, of Des Moines, and Karin (Dan) Bergum, of Jackson, Wyo.; 13 great-grandchildren: Gabe and Halle Jones; Reese, Bennett and Luke Hageman; Finn Koopman; Madeline, Jacob, Luke and Zachary Vawter; and Alex and Savannah Vawter and a brother Lawrence "Sonny" (Carol) Lyons, of Ames.
Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents: Lawrence and Frances Lyons; her son Dale; her husband Stanley and her sisters: Rita Lucille Lyons and Clista Lyons.