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Evelyn Jones – Metz Mortuary

    Evelyn Mae Jones
    Evelyn Mae Jones, 94, of York, NE, died Monday, April 1, 2019.  She was born February 21, 1925 on the family farm near Gresham, Nebraska to William Oliver and Gertrude Ula (Richter) Walford.  Evelyn graduated from Hastings College in 1947 with a degree in Business Administration.  Evelyn was confirmed at the Gresham Presbyterian Church before transferring her membership in 1947 to the First Presbyterian Church in York where she served as an elder and Sunday School teacher.  On October 12, 1947, Evelyn was united in marriage to Donald Herbert Jones in York.  They resided in York for their entire married lives.  Evelyn was an artist, excellent at painting, ceramics, weaving, handwork, and china painting. 

    Evelyn was employed as a bookkeeper at Standard Oil Farm Service, the York Women’s Reformatory, and office manager/bookkeeper at Earth Stove in Waco, NE.

    She is survived by her son Robert Jones (Connie) of Fargo, ND, daughters Anne Jones (Drew Holloway) of Lake City, SC, Cindy Meehan (Bill) of Walton, NE., and “adopted daughter” Donna  (Merle) Ehlers.  She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.   

    She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and brothers Wallace and William. 

    Memorial services are scheduled for 10:00 AM, Friday, April 5, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church, York with the Reverend Dr. Michael Eickhoff officiating. Private family inurnment. There will be no viewing or visitation as it was Evelyn’s wish to be cremated. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Scholarship Fund, or to the Presbyterian Women.

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