Died: Tuesday Dec-19-2017
Funeral: Friday Dec-22-2017
Morrison Payne Funeral Home
321 E Main St
Burley, ID 83318
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Opal May Jones, age 90 years young, passed away Tuesday morning December 19, 2017 surrounded by loving family and care givers in Pocatello, Idaho.
Opal was born May 28, 1927 to John Edward and Florence Annie Schenk. Opal married RDean Jones on August 18, 1946 and together they raised and nurtured three children. Following RDean’s passing, Mom continued to work for Ore-Ida Foods and served as a shop steward for fellow employees. Her fairness and common sense helped many workers. Opal retired after working 30 years, leaving the plant in a limousine and chauffeured to her retirement party held by fellow employees. Opal never knew a stranger, nor did you leave her home without a smile on your face.
Opal was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 40 years, two brothers and five sisters.
She is survived by her children, Marlo (Penny) Jones, Julie (Dan) Graf, Brenda (Mike) Tillotson, ten grandchildren, and twenty-three great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017 at Morrison Payne Funeral Home at 321 East Main St. Burley, Idaho with Chaplain Michael Farnes officiating. Visitation for friends and family will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Immediately following the service, a graveside ceremony will take place at Pleasant View Cemetery, Burley Idaho.
Opal’s family would like to express a heartfelt thanks for the tender care offered to Mom by the loving staff at Monte Vista Hills Healthcare Center & our own Jodi Tillotson with Heritage Home Health & Hospice.
Condolences for Opal Jones
From: Helen kowitz
we feel so blessed to have had aunt opal in our family and she will be missed. Prayers and syMpathy to Marlo Julie brenda and their families.
David and helen
From: Jani (Gochnour) DeMond
Opal was a great friend to Mom. She will be missed.
From: Dave and Ginger Pockel
Marlo, Julie, and Brenda, so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Will keep each of you and your families in our prayers.
From: Shannon Baker
Sure enjoyed doing opal's hair over the years and getting to know such a neat lady.she always made you laugh and always had a story and adventure each week. She will be missed.
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