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home : obituaries : obituaries November 24, 2015

4/24/2014 8:00:00 AM
Dean E. Jones
March 5, 1929 - April 22, 2014

Dean E. Jones, 85, Rochester formerly of Kewanna, passed away at 6:50 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

Born March 5, 1929, in Huntington County he was the son of the late Virgil and Audra (Bardsley) Jones. On May 9, 1950, in Warren, he married Linda Bashaw. She survives.

He was a 1947 Salomonia High School graduate.

Dean was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in World War II.

Dean was a retired truck driver. He also formerly worked for Nickel Plate Railroad for more than 15 years. He and his wife Linda also formerly owned and operated the laundromat in Kewanna.

He enjoyed fishing and camping as a favorite pastime.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Jones, Rochester; two sons, Ronald D. Jones (Bobbie), Kewanna and Steven L. Jones (Nancy), Virginia Beach, Va.; two sisters, Naomi Martin and Velma Souers, both of Bluffton; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by a brother.

Service is 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Home, Kewanna Chapel with Pastor Aaron McCombs officiating.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, at the funeral home.

Burial with military rites will be at Kewanna Citizens IOOF Cemetery.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Harrison-Metzger-Rans Funeral Homes, Kewanna.

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