Obituaries

Della L. Jones

Date of Birth: 07/07/1903
Date of Death: 07/14/2009

       Della Lewis Jones was born in Williamstown, Kentucky on July 7, 1903 and passed away at the Grant Manor Care and Rehabilitation Center in Williamstown, Kentucky on July 14, 2009, only one week after celebrating her 106th birthday.   She was the daughter of the late Richard and Sarah Lewis.

       In 1929, Mrs. Jones was united in marriage with Bradley Jones who preceded her in death on January 15, 1969.  Her daughter, Pauline, also preceded her in death.  She is survived by a niece, Helen Johnson of Cincinnati, OH; two great nieces, Jeanette Bronson and Billi Johnson both of Cincinnati, OH; cousins, Mary Warrick of Dayton, OH and James Harris of Cold Spring, KY; four great great nephew and nieces and many many friends.

       Miss Della was a teacher and librarian at several school districts and retired from the Owen County Schools after serving students for over 37 years.  She attended the Woodward High School in Cincinnati, OH and graduated from Lincoln Institute in Shelby County, KY.  She received her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in 1957 and was the oldest living Alumnus of the Kentucky State University in Frankfort, KY.  She received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on May 14, 2009.  Mrs. Jones was the last surviving member of the Ogg's Chapel C.M.E. Church in Williamstown and was a member of the Retired Teacher's Association and a Kentucky Colonel.

       The life of Della Jones will be celebrated in funeral services on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at 1:00 PM at the Williamstown United Methodist Church, 206 Paris Street, Williamstown, KY 41097.  Friends may call at the church from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM also on Saturday.  Burial will take place in the Williamstown Cemetery, Williamstown, KY.  Memorials are suggested to the  at the Kentucky State University, Della Jones Scholarship Fund, 400 E. Main St., Hume Hall, Rm. 102, Frankfort, KY 40601.  Elliston - Stanley Funeral Home, 500 N. Main St., Williamstown, KY 41097 are in charge of arrangements.

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