Arlene W. Jones, 95, Reading: Apr. 28, 1920 – Apr. 29, 2015

050415-arlene-jones2READING, Kan. – Arlene W. Jones, of Reading, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Holiday Resort in Emporia, one day after her 95th birthday. She was born April 28, 1920, in Zeeland, N.D., the daughter of Martin and Lydia Schmidt Reimer.

Arlene was joined in marriage to Arthur G. Jones on April 28, 1944, in Emporia. This day held special meaning to them as it was both Arlene’s and Arthur’s birthday.

Arlene and Arthur farmed in the Reading area their entire married lives. They became partners in the Reading Grain and Lumber Company in 1958. Arlene kept the records for the family businesses and raised their family. Arlene and Arthur enjoyed 65 years together until his death on Dec. 9, 2009.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Douglas Arthur Jones, on Oct. 6, 2006, and a brother Clarence Reimer.

She will remain in the hearts of her sons, David Jones, Emporia, and Don Jones and his wife Sue, Reading; a sister, Ramona Evans, Lawrence, and a brother, Lester Reimer and his wife Eilene, Lebo; four grandchildren, Brent Jones and his wife Heather, Reading, Jessica Kirkpatrick and her husband Chris, Osage City, Curt Jones, Kansas City, Mo., and Kinsey Jones, Americus; and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, at the Reading United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Reading Cemetery. The family will receive friends 7-8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Reading United Methodist Church or Hand In Hand Hospice and sent in care of the Jones VanArsdale Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at vanarsdalefs.com.


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