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Shirley M. Jones Obituary


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“Nancy and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Shirley was a gracious, proud and strong woman; a role model for many. It was a pleasure to have...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Jacquelyn R. Schmidt - NY

“I met Mrs Jone's, is when I went to Kemble school and UFA with her son Tommy, the last time I saw Mrs Jones was at the Great American Irish Festival...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: John Carl - Barneveld, NY, NY

“Nancy & Family So sorry to hear of Shirley's passing and I will miss her,especially playing cards with her on our Wednesdays at the Seniors.She so...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Pat Hughes - Whitesboro, NY

“Nancy & Family, I am so sorry to hear about your lose. She was a very special lady. Our Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Debbie &...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Deborah Wiediger - sherrill, NY

“Dear Nancy, We are so sorry to hear the sad news about Shirley's death. She did so much for AGSM and the void will be felt by many. We were ...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Jackowski - NY

“The Herkimer Co Marine Corps League Auxiliary is going to miss your Mom. She was a Gold Star Mother of our unit. Her son gave his life for our...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Nancy McGowan ,Past Dept of NY MCLA President - NY

“Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was really a one of a kind lady. I will miss her at the Gold Star Moms conventions and China Beach. If...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Patty Wagoner - East Berne, NY

“Gary and I are very saddened to hear of your passing. We are very thankful to have known you for the past three years. You are a wonderful women and...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Gary and Deanna Lasher - NY

“With all Shirley and Mary have done with and for the veterans in our area she will be greatly missed. She has been a very dear friend. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Paul Wojcik - Utica, NY

“Going to miss you on our Wed night dinners Will have a manhattan for you Patty ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Ms Lem - utica, NY


Shirley M. Jones, age 89, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2012, at Faxton-St. Luke's Medical Center in New Hartford, NY after a short illness. Shirley was born May 3, 1923, in Ilion, NY, to James and Bertha Morrow. She was a very proud graduate of U.F.A. Class of 1941. She worked at New York Telephone Co. as an operator and sales rep. retiring as a special sales rep. out of Albany, NY, after 28 years of service. She was the executive secretary to the Telephone Commercial Union and was elected President from 1975 to 1981. She was also a member of the Telephone Pioneers. Shirley was past local, state and national President of the American Gold Star Mothers Inc., American Legion Auxiliary Whitestown Post #1113., a life member of VFW 7393 New York Mills and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a member of the Whitesboro Presbyterian Church. She leaves her daughter, Nancy of New Hartford, her son, Bill and his wife, Florence of Barneveld, and a niece, Janet BeBee of New Hartford. She also leaves her dear friend Mary Wheeler of Yorkville and a very special friend, J. Earl Sickler of Newport. She was predeceased by her sister, Vivian, her brother, Robert and by her son, PFC Thomas G. Jones, USMC. The funeral will be on Monday at 1:00 at the Whitesboro Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in Crown Hill Memorial Park. Calling hours will be on Monday from 10:00 to 12:00 at the Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford prior to the funeral. The family wishes to thank the staff at Faxton-St. Luke's ICU Unit for their care and compassion during this difficult time. The family would also like to thank Dr. Steven LaGrant and Patty for all the years of love, hugs and kisses. In lieu of flowers, please consider the Whitesboro Presbyterian Church at 1 Elm St., Whitesboro, NY. "Once a Marine – Always a Marine." Semper Fi

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