Calling Hours:
Friday, May 13, 2016, 1:00-2:00pm
Gathering space in St. Michael Roman Catholic
Church , 85 N. High St., Greenville, PA

Mass of Christian Burial:
Friday, May 13, 2016, 2:00pm
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Rev. V. David Foradori, Pastor, as celebrant

Burial will be private in St. Michael Cemetery

Opal E. Jones, age 97, of 339 E. Jamestown Rd., W. Salem Twp., passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016 in St. Paul’s.

Mrs. Jones was born in Kenton, OH on September 15, 1918 to Willard A. and Elizabeth (Reefer) Holland.

She was a 1936 graduate of Kenton High School and attended St. Mary’s of the Springs College for two years and then Ohio State University, graduating in 1941 with a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing and crafts.  She was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville.  On June 6, 1942 she married Thomas A. Jones, who passed away on March 1, 1998.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Theresa James and her husband Daniel of Niles, OH, three sons, Thomas Tad Jones and his wife Diane of Bismarck, ND, Timothy W. Jones and his wife Mary Ellen of Herndon, VA, John Tyler Jones and his wife Carol of University Park, MD, a sister-in-law Laverne Holland of Florida, a very special family friend, William Adelman, ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, John A. Holland and Lauren Holland and Willard Holland, Jr. and a granddaughter, Christen James.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael School Endowment Fund, 85 N. High St. Greenville, PA 16125 or The Good Shepherd Center, 144 Main St., Greenville PA 16125.

Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville is handling the arrangements.

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  1. Tim Kennedy Tim Kennedy
    May 13, 2016    

    Mary, Dan and Family,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Rejoice in knowing that is dancing with the Angels..
    May our Lord carry you all through this most difficult time.
    My prayers are with you

  2. Connie Hoch Connie Hoch
    May 13, 2016    

    Mary, Dan and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. She was a very sweet lady whom I had the privilege of knowing and then able to work with her daughter! Hold on to the memories.

  3. Kevin Polkabla Kevin Polkabla
    May 13, 2016    

    Sorry to hear about the passing of your grandma. Comfort to you and your family during this difficult time.

  4. Joan Louden Joan Louden
    May 14, 2016    

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Opal was such a wonderful, loving person who had one of the sweetest smiles I have ever seen. As one of her caregivers, it was a joy and a privilege to have her in my life for two years. . Please know that my thoughts and prayers go out to all of your family,.

  5. Ann (Gedeon) Porter Ann (Gedeon) Porter
    May 15, 2016    

    To the Entire Jones Family,
    I was deeply saddened to hear of Opal’s passing. My mother and father , Mary and John Gedeon, spent countless happy wonderful hours with Tom and Opal. My parents met Tom and Opal when the Jones moved to Greenville and they certainly cherished their friendship with Tom and Opal. They especially enjoyed spending time with Tom and Opal’s children and grandchildren whenever they came to visit. Opal will be remembered as a very dear friend. May she rest in peace in her heavenly home and may God bless her family with peace and strength.

  6. Albert J. Beltz Albert J. Beltz
    May 16, 2016    

    To Terry and Elizabeth,
    I am very sorry to hear of your Mom,s (Grandma,s) passing. She will be kept in our prayers.

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