MISSION – Alice Yesley Jones, only child of an only child, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at Mission Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born on July 1, 1913, in Chicago, IL, she was almost 104 years old.
Her divorced parents, only child, Edith S. Yesley and Frederick M. Yesley, and her husband, Edwin A. Jones, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Jones is survived by her two daughters, Dorothy (Dottie) Heminger and her husband, John, of Mission, TX and Judy A. Jones of Michigan City, IN.
Grandchildren include Eric J. Heminger and his wife, Amy, of Huntertown, IN and Edye M. Button and her husband, Alan, of Cape Coral, FL.
Great grandchildren include Kelsey J. Heminger, Connor E. Heminger, Jasmine M. Button, Jocelyn A. Button and Jordyn K. Button.
After graduating from high school at age 16, Mrs. Jones joined a Chicago dance troupe and two years later, traveled with them to perform professionally in New York City and other major venues. Upon returning to Chicago several years later, she began working as a secretary for Reinke-Ellis Advertising Company where she met her future husband, Edwin A. Jones (Kelly).
An avid swimmer, reader, sports fan (Chicago Cubs and Bears) and bridge player, Mrs. Jones helped organize various bridge groups in Mission, TX, where they retired; and in Auburn, IN when living with John and Dottie after her husband died, March 31, 2006.
2016 saw her sports dream come true: her beloved Cubbies won the World Series! Mrs. Jones’ love of card playing continued to two days before her death when she won all three games played with daughter, Dottie.
No local visitation or service is planned. A private service will proceed burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, IN at a later date.
You are invited to sign the guest book at www.ricbrownffh.com. Services under the direction of Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.