Wayne O. Jones, 100, Osage City: Feb. 3, 1921 – March 9, 2021 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Wayne O. Jones, 100, Osage City: Feb. 3, 1921 – March 9, 2021

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Wayne O. Jones, 100, passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at Vintage Park Assisted Living, Osage City, Kan. Wayne was born Feb. 3, 1921, in Arvonia, Kan., the son of William Oliver and Nellie Mae (Bourne) Jones.

He graduated from Osage City High School in 1939.

He was joined in marriage to Frankie Marie Jones, June 14, 1946, in Osage City. They owned and operated Jones Diary from 1946 until he sold building in 1984. He delivered for Fairmont Foods until his retirement in 1990.

Wayne was an active member of the Osage City First Presbyterian Church, where he was a church elder. He also was past president of the fair association, on the Osage City Council for two terms in the 1950s, served on the senior citizens center board, volunteered for Meals on Wheels, served as treasurer for Rapp School House, and was a member of Kiwanis.

He will be forever remembered by his sister, Anna Mae (Dick) Kuntz, Burlingame, Kan.; nieces and nephews, Owen (Pati) Jones, Francie (Joe) Archdekin, and Rex (Cyndi) Jones, all of St. Joseph, Mo., Penny (Jim) Glover, Ozark, Mo., Cecil (Melinda) Jones, Dallas, Texas, Rita (Lance) Hodges, Topeka, Kan., and Geri (Mike) Caraway, Goddard, Kan.; and 17 great-nieces and nephews, 21 great-great nieces and nephews, and one great-great-great niece.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and a brother, William “Bill” Owen Jones.

Funeral service will 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the First Presbyterian Church, 202 S. Sixth St., Osage City. The church has limited seating and masks and social distancing will be required. The family will be seated first before the service. Friends may pay respects 3-7 p.m. Friday, March 19, at VanArsdale Funeral Chapel. The service will be live streamed; check with the funeral home for details.

Memorial contributions may be made to Osage City First Presbyterian Church, and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth St., Osage City, KS 66523. Condolences can be left at vanarsdalefs.com.


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