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Beatty Funeral Home Washington
Friday October 30th, 2020

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Beatty Funeral Home Washington
Friday October 30th, 2020
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Marlene Jones

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.

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It was a honor to have known you and to have been a friend to you and Allen. My heart is broken but my love will always be there.Marlene loved her family so much, you could see it on here face. She was a joy to all.

C.McCarthy Oct 30 2020 12:00 AM

Oh my goodness Allen so sorry to hear this. What a wonderful person to know. . Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family. .

Howard. Elsie Jones and Jane Peck Oct 30 2020 12:00 AM

Marlenes family,I am so sorry for your loss. Marlene and I had a lot of fun together working at the Vet Clinic, riding horses and had a few girls nights outs. She was always joking around. The best one I remember is one noon hour we were sitting on her car and she made the commit that that we were sunning on the Riviera I will miss her.

Peg Griffith Oct 29 2020 12:00 AM

Will be greatly missed. Such a beautiful person always a smile and a pleasure to be around.

Georgia Baker Oct 28 2020 12:00 AM

Trudy and Cory - Marlene was a wonderful person not only to me but to everyone she met; shealways had a smile to share and wasable to make you laughwith her quick, witty responsesand joking nature. I am fortunateto have had her inmy life. My thoughts and sincere sympathies to you both.

Marcy Paisley-Stout Oct 28 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Marlenes passing. Such a sweetheart! She always put a smile on your face! She will be missed! My heart goes out to her family.

Debbie Gilchrist Oct 27 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss.....hugs and prayers for all.....

Diana Bruegge Oct 27 2020 12:00 AM

So very sorry to hear of Marlene passing. I loved being with her at our coffees. Hugs to the family.

Chris Sieren Oct 27 2020 12:00 AM

Allen and family. I'm so saddened to learn of the loss of Marlene. She was such a happy upbeat person and I will truly miss her company. I'm so glad we all had a good visit in September. Sending thoughts and prayers.

Melanie Steckel Oct 27 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marlene Jones

Bridget and Teri Oct 26 2020 12:00 AM

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