Funeral services for Rowena Irene (Price) Jones, 86, of Clinton, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel.
She died Monday, April 29, 2019, in her home.
Jones was born March 22, 1933, to Alma (Thompson) and Robert (Bob) Price in Eagle City. She lived in Eagle City until the age of 12, when her family purchased a farm northwest of Butler. Jones inherited her mother’s love of horses and reigned as the first queen of the Butler Roundup Club.
On Nov. 1, 1956, she married Leo Lester Jones in Jefferson City, Mo. The couple settled in Butler, where they built and operated the Butler Dairy Boy and he also ran a welding shop.
Some years later, Jones and her mother owned and operated Butler Grocery.
The Joneses moved to Clinton in 1977 when he relocated his welding shop there. She managed the Braum’s, worked at the Granada Inn, and later served as a job coach at New Horizons.
Her love of flowers and gardening was rivaled only by her love of people, and she never met a stranger.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a sister, Oreta Fay (Price) Mitchell; her brother, Robert James (R.J.) Price Jr.; and a brother-in-law, Keith Mitchell.
Survivors include her son, Mike Jones and wife Lynne of Boulder, Colo.; her daughter, Sherri Jones of Katy, Texas; a granddaughter, Angela Jones of Charleston, S.C.; a grandson, Dane Jones of Miami, Fla.; a sister, Oleta May (Price) Glenn and husband Wendyl of Sherman, Texas; a sister-in-law, Carolyn Price of Coffeyville, Kan.; and her dear friend, Laura Mc-Kinsey of Clinton.
Jones is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews in Oklahoma, Texas, Florida, Missouri and Kansas, with whom she enjoyed many years of laughter.
The family will greet visitors from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Viewing will be held until the Friday service.
The service will be officiated by Rev. Wendyl Glenn. Interment will follow at Butler Cemetery under the direction of Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.