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Donna Jones

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Donna Jean Jones, 78, Humboldt, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. Donna was born March 6, 1935, the daughter of Eugene and Alice (Scheinder) Maxwell, in Fredonia.
Donna graduated from Chanute High School with the class of 1953. She went on to attend Chanute Junior College, Emporia State University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in education, and finally graduating from Pittsburg State University with a master’s degree in education.
On July 30, 1954, she married Jimmy Jones, and they made their home in Chanute. Donna taught special education classes for ANW Special Education Cooperative for 35 years. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Chanute, until she moved to Humboldt five years ago, at which time she joined Humboldt United Methodist Church, where her daughter Debbie attends.
Donna bowled for 17 years, loved to cook, travel, and camp with her family. She was also a Special Olympics coach in track and bowling.
Donna is survived by her children, Debra “Debbie” Lake, Humboldt, Jimmy L. Jones and wife Ester, Navarre, Fla., and Catanduenas, Philippines; sister, Karen Johnson and husband Paul, Harpers Ferry, W.V.; brother-in-law, George Morehead, Neosho, Mo.; grandchildren, Janie Kerr and husband Luke, Anchorage, Alaska, Christina French and husband Charlie, Navarre, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Ethan and Emma French.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Alice, her husband Jimmy in 2010, and a sister, Lois Morehead.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, at Humboldt United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Countryside Funeral Home Humboldt Chapel. Interment will be at Neosho County Memorial Park, Chanute. Family suggests memorials to Humboldt United Methodist Church or Allen County Animal Rescue Facility, which may be left with or mailed to the funeral home. Services have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home Humboldt Chapel. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com.

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