Obituary of Barron V. Jones
Barron V. Jones passed away Tuesday evening, July 16, 2019, at his home at Newton Village.
There will be a PRIVATE Family Funeral services and burial for Barron, at Newton Union Cemetery. The Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home in Newton, have been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to Newton Village, Barron's family, or to a charity of your choosing.
Barron V. Jones, 94, the son of John A. and Laura (Barron) Jones, was born October 23, 1924, in Ira, Iowa. He graduated from school in Newton, and enlisting in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving on the USS Bangust. He was employed by the Maytag Company in Newton, retiring after 45 plus years of service.
On September 4, 1948, Barron was united in marriage with Mary Ann Bishop, at the First United Methodist Church in Newton. He had devoted his life to his children and family. He was a Life Member of the Newton VFW Post #1655 and the Elks Club and a member of the United Methodist Church. He enjoyed woodworking and building, he built his home and remodeled it many times over the years. He enjoyed finishing and restoring antique furniture, gardening, sharing the vegetables with friends and family, watching and following the Iowa Hawkeyes in football and basketball, loved orchids and going to Minnesota fishing.
Barron was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Mary Ann on Feb. 25, 2006; his step-mother Marie Jones; his brothers and sister: Alfred Jones, Harlene Ettelson, Jerry Brown and Jack Jones; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Charles and Edith Bishop.
Those left to honor Barron's memory include his daughter Jan (John R.) Booth of Newton; granddaughter Darci (Mike) Kidd of Dallas Center, great grandchildren: Delaney, Isabel, Rowan and Jack Kidd, granddaughter Jori Booth (Aaron), great-granddaughter Ellie Booth, grandson Adam (McKena) Booth of Ankeny, great-grandsons: Carson and Braden Booth; his son Scott V. (Marisa) Jones of Ames; grandsons: Eric and Marcus Jones; his nephew Fred (Phyllis) Jones of Edna, Texas; niece Carol Hammon of Grand Rapids, Michigan; and his many friends.To send flowers to the family of Barron Jones, please visit Tribute Store