Verna M. Jones, 81, of Cape Girardeau formerly of Jackson passed away Thursday, October 22, 2015 at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau.

She was born December 17, 1933, in Oak Ridge, daughter of Leo R. and Pearl M. Dambach Petzoldt.  She and Stanley Jones were married February 3, 1952.  He passed away December 1, 1999.

Verna was a graduate of Oak Ridge High School as the salutatorian of her class. She worked at Southwestern Bell Company in Cape Girardeau as an operator. Verna was a resident of Cape Girardeau until 1968 when she and Stanley moved to Dexter, and in 1999 she moved to Jackson. She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Fruitland. She enjoyed sewing and  playing the piano. She also volunteered as a Girl Scout leader. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Loving survivors include a son, Darrell (Jackie) Jones of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Lisa (Paul) Gard of Perryville; four grandchildren, Mindy Jones and her fiancé, Justin Lorenz, Bradley (Janet) Jones, Shayna Snell, and Michaela Gard; three great grandsons, Ayden, Ryker, and Zachary Jones; two sisters, Dorothy Bailey of Bryant, Arkansas, and Fern Rehm of Advance.

Also surviving are many loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years and one son, Steven W. Jones and an infant son, Rodney Jones.

Friends may call Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 12:00 pm until service time at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and cremation Center in Jackson.

Funeral service will be Sunday, October 25, 2015, at 2:00 pm, at the funeral home.

Interment will follow in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Alzheimer’s Foundation.

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  1. Brandy Schaefer

    Sorry for your loss, we’ll be praying for you and your family.

  2. Chris Hardy

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.

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