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Ruthella Theda Jones

Friday, May 12, 2006

Jan. 20, 1921 - May 10, 2006

Ruthella Theda Jones, 85, died Wednesday (May 10, 2006) at Community Hospital of McCook.

She was born January 30, 1921, to George and Theda (Poore) Carter in Red Willow County. She attended Red Willow School, McCook Junior College and Kearney State College.

She married John Francis Jones in McCook on Sept. 22, 1940.

She was a member First Congregational Church, Order of Eastern Star, Daughters of the American Revolution and Good Sam's Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Theda; husband, John on Jan. 27, 2004; two grandchildren, Franklin Marts, and Rhonda Jones; two brothers, Robert and Theo; daughter-in-law, Linda Jones; and son-in-law, Paul Smidt.

Survivors include her son, Ronald of Golden, Colo.; daughters, Leanna Smidt, of Greeley, Colo., Theda Stanley and husband Dale of Wilsonville, Paula McArthur and husband, John of McCook, Robin Wonderly and husband, Jerry of Bartley; sister, Alice Driscoll of Kearney; 17 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and five great-great- grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at the First Congregational Church on Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Steve Bales officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be today until 8:00 p.m.

Memorials may be given in her name.

Friends may sign her book at the funeral home or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.