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Ruth Eads Jones

May 13, 1919 - August 7, 2014

Service Date August 16, 2014

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Ruth Eads Jones

May 13, 1919  ~ August 7, 2014

Ruth Jones of Olathe, Colorado passed away August 7, 2014 at Colorow Care Center in Olathe at the age of 95.  Ruth was born to Stephen and Virginia (Robinson) Eads in Lawson, Missouri.   She spent her childhood in Smithville, Missouri.  Ruth married Lester Jones on April 30, 1939.

Ruth and Lester resided in Platte City, Missouri before relocating to Salida and then to Olathe, where she made her home until her time of death.  Ruth was a bookkeeper, working at the First National Bank in Olathe and then in Montrose until she retired in 1981.  Ruth loved her family & God above all else.  She loved gardening, favorites being her many different varieties of roses, peonies and African violets.  She could grow anything including orchids and even had a blooming orange tree and a bird of paradise in her house.

Surviving family members include her sons Ken (Linda) Jones of Olathe and Jerry Jones of Broomfield, Colorado; six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.  Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Lester, her parents, brothers Lawrence and Earl Eads and sister Hester Babcock.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014  at 2:00 pm at Crippin Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Paul Nystrom officiating.  The service will conclude at the chapel.  Interment will be at the Olathe Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction of Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory, Montrose, Colorado.