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Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
  • Obituary: Thelma Jones

  • Thelma Marie Jones, age 75, of Bucklin died Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at her home.
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  • Thelma Marie Jones, age 75, of Bucklin died Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at her home.
    Funeral services was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Bucklin United Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Casady officiating. Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 4, at Delaney Funeral Home, Marceline. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery, Bucklin.  
    Memorials may be made to BCA Food Shack Fund or Bucklin United Methodist Church and these may be left at or mailed to Delaney Funeral Home 1720 N. Missouri, Marceline, MO 64658.
    Thelma was born in rural Bucklin, Missouri on February 4, 1939 to Roy Orville and Beulah Fern (Jirmars) Switzer.  She married Larry Jones on May 10, 1959 at Bucklin and he survives her.
    Thelma had worked as the office manager for Dr. Galvez for 31 years and also worked for Dr. Armin and Dr. Noll.  She was a member of the Bucklin United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school, Linn Co Fair Board, Bucklin Civic Club, PEO Chapter BE, Bucklin Community Association, was a Girl Scout Leader and served on the Bucklin School Board for six years where she was the first female president.
    She is survived by her husband Larry Jones of the home in Bucklin, two sons, Charles Jones and Doreen, Ely, IA; Gary Jones and John, Kansas City, MO; two daughters, Tamara Heard and George, Pensacola, FL; Kristine Scott and Denny, Leawood, KS; three brothers, Galen and Donna Switzer, Bucklin; Richard and Mary Beth Switzer, Marceline; and James and Karen Switzer, Clinton; two sisters, Roberta and Larry Hagen, Tyler, TX; and Dorothy and Ron Tyree, Franklin, KY; and five grandchildren, Devin & Lauren Scott, Matthew, Mitchell and Nathan Jones, two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Velder, Independence; and Brenda and Myron Hershberger, Canon City, CO; one brother-in-law David and Linda Jones, Brookfield; nieces, nephews, cousins, and one aunt.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

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