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Carol "Gene" Jones

July 5, 1942 ~ July 27, 2021 (age 79)

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Carol “Gene” Jones, 79, of Moorhead passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Burgess Health Center, Onawa, Iowa.

A Celebration of Life Service will be 1:30 P.M. Saturday, August 14, 2021 at the Little Sioux Church of Christ, Little Sioux, Iowa with Pastor Wayne Bahr, Pastor Scott Jones, and Pastor Steve Sheridan officiating. The family requests for those attending to please wear casual dress. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.

Carol “Gene” Speake was born July 5, 1942 in Woodbine, Iowa the daughter of Herbert Buford and Lenore Pearl (Vorman) Speake. She went to school and graduated from Woodbine High School.

Gene and John Clyde Jones were united into marriage on October 30, 1960 in Woodbine, Iowa. To this union four children were born, Bob, Billy, Carol, and David.

Gene operated her own daycare for twenty years. She also worked at the bank in Whiting, Iowa, Burgess Health Center, Onawa, Iowa, and the elevator in Woodbine, Iowa. She was a great mother to her children. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Gene enjoyed sewing, reading, camping, riding her bicycle, and riding motorcycles. Gene was also a girl scout leader.

Gene was a member of the Whiting Christian Church in Whiting, Iowa and also a member of the Little Sioux Church of Christ, Little Sioux, Iowa.

Survivors include her husband, John Jones of Moorhead, Iowa; children, Bob (Robin) Jones of Whiting, Iowa, Carol Jones of Whiting, Iowa, and David (Sheila) Jones of Bentonville, Arkansas; grandchildren, Nicholle, Ryan, Jason, Aaron, Charlotte, and Cash; great-grandchildren, Mariah, Tyler, Kailie, Jade, Caleb, Chloe, Cia, Caden, Hannah, Addison, Bentley, Carter, Hensley, Eira, and Coltor; brothers and sisters; Gerry (Don) Otte of Woodbine, Iowa, Janice (Bruce) Kline of Woodbine, Iowa, Jimmy Speake of Houston, Texas, Bobbie Ford of Moorhead, Iowa, and Patricia Seaburger of Moorhead, Iowa; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Speake of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Anita (Terry) Trueax of Omaha, Nebraska; brother-in-law, Jack Jones of Omaha, Nebraska; and many nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert and Lenore (Vorman) Speake; infant son, Billy Jones; two sisters, Ann (Rosac) VonHuenstein and Lavonne Jones; one brother, Lyle Speake; parents-in-law, Carrie Mildred (McCrary) and John Virgil Jones; and four brothers-in-law, Warren Ford, Carl Seaburger, Jim Jones, and Jerry Jones.

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Celebration of Life Service
August 14, 2021

1:30 PM
Little Sioux Church of Christ
405 Mulberry Street
Little Sioux, IA 51545

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