Joan Jones

Joan Jones

May 31, 2013

Joan Jones, a resident of the ManorCare Health System-Kingston died late Friday in the manor.  Her husband is Thomas J. Jones of Forty Fort.  The couple celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on May 17th.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late William and Myrtle Davis Evans.  She was a 1949 graduate of West Scranton High School.  She was a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church, Brinktown.  She had been previously employed as a merchandise hostess at Disney World.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at the ManorCare facility and the everyone at the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Hospice for the wonderful care they provided.  Joan loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren very much.  

Also surviving are a daughter Barbara J. Kobesky and her husband Raymond of Scranton;  sons Thomas W. and his wife Brynn and William J. and his wife Dianne all of Brinktown, George D. and his fiancé Kathy Haley of St. Lois, MO and Richard J. and his wife Leslie of Forty Fort;  a sister Jean Cibik of Scranton; a brother Kenneth evans of Scranton; a sister in law Marlene Evans of Scranton;  thirteen grandchildren; nine great grandchildren;  several nieces and nephews.     

She was preceded in death by brothers Jack and William Evans.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10am in the Vanston & James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St Scranton officiated by Pastor Joan S. Dodson of the Lake Winola/Falls United Methodist Church and Deacon Patrick Massino chaplain of the Hospice of the Sacred Heart.

Friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 6-8pm.

Interment, Abington Hills Cemetery.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of Robert C. Jones, Funeral Director.

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