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6/15/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Mary K. Jones
    Mary K. Jones, 85, of Clinton died Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Alverno Health Care Facility, Clinton.

Funeral services were held Tuesday June 18, at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton.  

Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery, DeWitt.  Casket bearers were her grandsons, Mark and Mike Mussmann, Josh Koontz and Jason Rohde and great-grandsons, Seth Mussmann and Nick and Zack Shepherd.  

     Mary was born in Goose Lake June 26, 1927, to Robert R. and Cora A. Whiles Van Skike.  She grew up and attended school in DeWitt.  

She married John W. Koontz in 1941 in Kahoka, Mo. She later married Duane C. Jones May 19, 1967 in Clinton.  She was a homemaker and worked at Borden Care Manor.

Mary was a member of Lyons Baptist Church, a lifetime member of T.O.P.S., enjoyed traveling with Duane and spending time with her family.  She had lived in Clinton most of her life and resided at the Alverno in the Memory Unit for the last three years.

Mary is survived by her husband; a son, Robert (Beth) Koontz of Clinton; daughters, Judy (Wayne) Owens of Yerington, Nev., Janice (Dale) Mussmann of Clinton and Ann (Sid Rohde) Sybrandy of Hemet, Calif.; a step-daughter, Julie Jones of Chicago; 10 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grand- children; and a sister-in-law, Melva Van Skike; and many relatives in Washington, Arizona, Missouri, Ohio, Michigan, Virginia and North Carolina.

  Mary was preceded in death by her first husband, four brothers, a sister-in-law and an infant grandson.

Memorials may be made to the family.


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