Joella Jones

Jan 26th, 1940 - Nov 15th, 2020


Rose Hill Cemetery

Sat, Nov. 21st, 2020 1 pm


Rose Hill Cemetery

Sat, Nov. 21st, 2020

Joella Jones

Joella L. Jones, 80, of Leavenworth, KS, formerly of Marion, passed away on November 15, 2020 in Baldwin City, KS from advanced Alzheimer’s .

Joella was born in West Plains, Missouri to Verle and Aline (Lock) Bottom on January 26, 1940.  She married James O. Jones on September 27, 1958 in West Plains, Missouri.  She was a devoted wife and mother working outside the home in various office/administrative roles over the years. She was an avid antiquer and loved her dogs.  

Joella is survived by James O. Jones (husband), Mark R. Jones (son) and wife Beth, Judy Whiteside (sister), three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Joella is preceded in death by Daughter, Lorri Ann McCuan; Mother, Aline Bottom; Father, Verle Bottom. 

Graveside services will be Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 1 pm at Rose Hill Cemetery with Dr. Bob Wagner officiating.  Family and friends are asked to meet directly at the cemetery.  Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.

The family request you consider a memorial donation to either of the following in Joella’s name:

The Alzheimer’s Association


Midland Care

200 SW Frazier Circle

Topeka, KS 66606

785-232-2044 èDonate

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10 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Penni Hurst

    From: Acworth, Georgia

    Date: November 18, 2020

    So very sorry for your loss, Mark. Sending prayers to you and your precious family.

  • Guest: Bob Gravatt

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: November 18, 2020

    So sorry to hear about Joellas passing. She was a dear friend of my Mom Sharon. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Guest: Merry Weeks

    From: Leavenworth , Kansas

    Date: November 18, 2020

    A beautiful person inside and out. She will be missed.

  • Guest: Lisa Clendenin

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: November 19, 2020

    Mark & Beth – I’m so sorry. We worked together at Diagraph and she was a sweet lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Lisa & Steve Clendenin

  • Guest: Dorotha Jones

    From: Columbia , Missouri

    Date: November 19, 2020

    Joella, you will be so missed in our family. I have great memories of our 60 years as sister-in-laws in the Jones family. Our kids were always so anxious for Uncle Jim and Aunt Joella to come for our Jones Christmas as they knew the fun would start.

  • Guest: Dana (Kinsey) Blanchard

    From: Paducah, Kentucky

    Date: November 19, 2020

    My condolences to you and your family Mark. Prayers for peace and comfort.

  • Guest: Roberta Blankenship

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: November 20, 2020

    Deepest Sympathy to James, Mark & Beth.
    I worked with Joella at Diagraph Industries for many years. Joella was a very talented lady. She had personality plus. I am so glad she was a part of my life.

  • Guest: Maryann Payne

    From: Johnston City, Illinois

    Date: November 20, 2020

    I feel truly blest to have called Joella my friend; a friendship that goes back over 30 years. We have shared both laughter and tears down through time. We made wonderful memories together, memories that I will always treasure. May Gods peace and comfort be with my dear friend James, Mark & Beth.

  • Guest: Shana

    From: Kansas City , Missouri

    Date: November 20, 2020

    My deepest condolences to the family. I had the pleasure of being Joella’s Care giver, and Driver to and from Midlandcare on the days she would attend. She is a beautiful soul, inside and out! I made a good friend within that time, and , How she will be missed
    God bless you Joella

  • Guest: Janine Arthur

    From: Saint Charles, Missouri

    Date: November 24, 2020

    You are missed my dear, beloved friend! I know I’ll see you again someday when it’s time for my homecoming, and that comforts my heart and my soul! I hope you know how dearly loved you and James both are! You hold a very special place in my heart! Until we met again…