Willie Frances Jones
Willie Frances Jones
  • January 9, 1926 - May 30, 2017
  • Hallsville, Missouri

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Frances Jones, 91, of Centralia, MO passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in Columbia, MO. Funeral service will be 11:30am, Monday, June 5, 2017 at Grandview Baptist Church near Centralia, with burial in Grandview Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10-11:30am Monday at the Church.

Frances was born Willie Frances Nauser, on January 9, 1926 to in Callaway County to William and Ella Wilkerson Nauser. She was a graduate of Hickman High School; she also played basketball at the nearby Hereford School. In 1945, She Married Clarence Jones in Columbia. She started her career at MFA insurance, now Shelter Insurance before going to work for the University of Missouri. She was with the University for 27 years before retiring in 1987. She was an active member of Grandview Baptist Church; serving as a Sunday school teacher, church historian, and pianist for many years. Her piano playing continued well into her later years and the time she was at Stuart House in Centralia. She was skilled in quilting and crochet, she and Clarence always had a large garden and did plenty of canning. They both enjoyed several goods years of retirement and traveled to many destinations in their campers.

She is survived by her son, Larry (Rita) Jones of Centralia; grandsons, Jeff (Debbie) Jones of Kirkwood, MO and Keith (Catherine) Jones of Rolle, Switzerland; and five grandchildren, Aiden, Erin, Taylor, Penn, & Palmer Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence in 2014; son, Russell Jones, and her parents.

Donations may be made to the Grandview Cemetery Association.