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Obituary – Alice Yesley Jones

May 3, 2017

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 Services under the direction of Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission.


May 3, 2017
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  1. Dottie Heminger

    Mom, I miss and love you so much! You have always been my role model and touchstone. I know human beings are not perfect; however, you came close Regardless of my age, you were there to cheer my successes and to wipe away the tears any failure caused. Your gentle, affirmative demeanor was a constant reminder of how I should act. Every lesson you taught was filled with love. Judy, my family and I loved our precious time together with you and Dad. If I am a good woman, wife and mother, I have you to thank.

  2. John Heminger

    Alice Y Jones
    I loved the mother that picked me for her daughter. Dottie and I have been married for 52 years and plan to be married for many more years to come. She was a wonderful woman who lived a very long time and brought beauty, love, and joy where ever she was.

  3. Judy Jones

    Mom, I miss you and think of you everyday. You and Dad were wonderful parents to Dottie and me and I know that you are together at last whichgives me peace and contentment.

  4. Eric Heminger

    I love and miss her so much. She was one of the sweetest women I’ve ever known in my life. I had so much fun, as a kid, going camping at Cutty’s and Jellystone Park with her and my grandpa. She also introduced me to so many foods that I still love today like: pop tarts, oatmeal raisin cookies, ice cream sandwiches, and especially jello with fruit and cottage cheese in it. She was one the most important people ever in my life. I am so glad that she got to finally see the Cubs win the World Series! If she only knew how much I willed that to happen for her. I will never forget her and will love her forever.


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