Julia Geraldine Jones
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Julia Geraldine Jones
  • December 10, 1923 - April 27, 2016
  • Gosport, Indiana

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Julia Geraldine "Jerry" Jones, 92, died peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Golden Living Center in Bloomington.

Born on December 10, 1923 in Freedom, Indiana, she was the daughter of Francis Everett & Lucinda (Vandeventer) Watts. She married Harold B. Jones on November 11, 1944 at Arlington Methodist Church in Bloomington.

A beloved Mother and Grandmother, she is survived by her daughters, Carolyn Sue VanHorn; Joyce Ann Floyd (John); and Barbara Jean Shields (Ike); son James Harold Jones (Kathy). Also surviving are her 11 grandchildren, Beth Ann Sanford-Nixon; Alicia Dawn Williams (Mike); Jeffrey Todd VanHorn (Christi); John Scott Floyd; Matthew Heath Floyd; Britney Noel Bell (Charles); Nicholas Nathaniel Bell (Heather); Jacob Allen Jones (Ginny); Tiffany Shields (Bruce); Klay Gillham (Rachel); and Kris Gillham; 14 great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

Jerry was preceded in death by her loving husband in 2010; her parents; her father-in-law & mother-in-law, Lawrence and Dova Jones; a brother, Richard Paris Watts; a sister, Lena Elizabeth Beck; and a nephew, John Richard Watts.

She worked at RCA before becoming a cook for MCCSC at Binford and Bloomington High School North. She was also a school bus monitor for Richland-Bean Blossom Schools on a route that her husband drove. Jerry was a member of the Indiana Farm Bureau and Monroe County Extension Homemakers Association. She enjoyed cooking, traveling, shopping, doing word search puzzles and ceramics. Over the years she had attended Fairview Methodist, Simpson Chapel, New Prospect Church and Calvary Baptist Church.

Friends may call from 4-8 on Thursday, April 28 at Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E Third St, in Bloomington. Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Friday, April 29 at the funeral home with Pastor Randy May officiating. Burial will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 50 E 91st St, STE 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209 and Mt. Pleasant Christian Church, 3100 W Burma Rd, Gosport, IN 47443.