E. Marlene Jones, 70, of Ainsworth, died Monday, October 26, 2020, at the Washington County Hospital. A funeral service will be held Friday, October 30, 2020, at 2:00 PM at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington, with Pastor Nancy Sutherland officiating. The service will be available via livestream at the Beatty Peterseim Facebook Page. Following the service Marlene will be cremated and burial will take place at Cambrian Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held Thursday, October 29, from 12 – 7 PM at the funeral home, where the family will greet friends from 4 – 7 PM. Social distancing guidelines will be enforced and masks are recommended. A general memorial fund has been established.
Edith Marlene (Wade) Jones was born December 10, 1949, in Marengo, Iowa, the daughter of Darrel and Edith (Yoder) Wade. She attended West Chester School and graduated from Washington High School. On August 25, 1978, she was united in marriage to J. Allen Jones. Marlene served in the Army Reserves and worked as a seamstress doing alterations and sewing at her shop: Marlene’s Alterations. She was a member of the Cotter Presbyterian Church, and Guild. She enjoyed cats, horses, going out to eat and to casinos, riding in the truck with Allen and going to sporting events. She especially loved the time she spent with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband Allen of Ainsworth, two children: Cory Jones of Washington, Trudy Brown of Crawfordsville, daughter-in-law Jami Jones, seven grandchildren: Samiyyah, Aaliyah, Brooklin, Nadiyah, Vincent, Preston and Ellasyn and two sisters: Kristin Stone of Kalona and Rita (Barney) Schultz of Ainsworth and sister in law Shirley Wade of Wayland.
Preceding Marlene in death were her parents, a son-in-law Saleum Brown, a brother Gary Wade and a brother-in-law Donald Stone.