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Saint Paul United Methodist Church
Friday July 24th, 2020
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Woodburn Missionary Church
Saturday July 25th, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am

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Woodburn Missionary Church
Saturday July 25th, 2020

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Lois Marie Jones

Lois Marie Jones, 78, of Fort Wayne passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home.

Lois was born in Washington, PA on January 2, 1942, a daughter of the late Frances Marie (Bradford) and Charles William VanGilder.

She was a sweet and faith filled woman who loved her family. Along with being a meticulous homemaker and amazing cook, Lois enjoyed playing the piano and organ at her church. She also had been employed at Asbury College. 

Lois met Rev. Raymond Jones when she was asked to play the piano for a revival at the church he pastored. They were married Dec. 29, 1963. He passed away Nov. 26, 1989.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Ray (Tami) Jones of Lexington, KY, Rev.Bert (Cheryl) Jones of Harlan, IN and Ruth (Rev. Matthew) Gullion of Uniondale, IN; sister, Ruth VanGilder of Fort Wayne and 7 grandchildren, Joshua, Allyson, Ryan, Aaron & Rebecca Jones and Abigayle & Elisabeth Gullion.

Her funeral service is 11 AM, with viewing one hour prior on Saturday, July 25th at Woodburn Missionary Church, 5108 Bull Rapids Road, Woodburn, IN.

Viewing is also Friday, 4 - 7 PM at the church.

We ask that you wear masks at all times, maintain social distancing and refrain from contact to keep everyone safe while participating in Lois's viewing on Friday and service on Saturday.

She will be laid to rest at Washington Cemetery, Washington, PA

Memorials may be mailed directly to: Woodburn Missionary Church, 5108 Bull Rapids Road, Woodburn, IN 46797 or First Baptist Church of Ossian, 1001 Dehner Drive, Ossian, IN 46777.

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I remember cousin Lois and her sister well, My Dad John Wesley Bradford would take my brother John and I every Sunday morning for a visit at his sister Frances and Charles VanGilder's home. We were not the best behaved boys and always got into mischief but they tolerated us. Her sister Ruth taught my sister piano lessons. She lived a full and honorable life. May she Rest in Peace.

Jim Bradford Sep 9 2020 12:00 AM

i remember the jones family very well. reverend raymond jones was ny pastor for many years at verona methodist. i am sure there is great rejoycing in heaven now. peice be upon the jones family

johnstevenson2013@outlook.com Jul 24 2020 12:00 AM

Ray, I know how hard it is to lose your mother. When she worked at Asbury College, I cant remember the years- early 1990s?? I enjoyed every time she came in our office. She was a sweet lady. She is no longer suffering and we know well see her again. Darlene Bryan

Darlene Bryan Jul 24 2020 12:00 AM

We were blessed by the Jones family when they were at Verona Methodist Church. Ray and Lois were shining examples in every way. We had so much fun during our time with them. Lois had a great sense of humor, once my husband left a jacket and missing buttons on the organ bench. Lois sewed on the buttons during the sermon!! Through their ministry we accepted the Lord, and I will be forever grateful. Rest In Peace, my friend. Heaven gained a wonderful, talented angel.

Donna Knapp Jul 22 2020 12:00 AM