JONES, Frank Lester 1885–1940
Posted By: Pat Hochstetler, Volunteer (email)
Date: 3/10/2013 at 14:08:54
Funeral Rites for Lester Jones Held Here Saturday
Lester Jones died at his home here at 4:00 o’clock Thursday afternoon, May 30. He had been in ill health for some time and had submitted to an operation for the removal of a brain tumor at Rochester, Minnesota last winter. Since then his condition grew slowly worse.
Frank Lester Jones was born June 21, 1885, near Gilman, Iowa, and died May 30, 1940, at the age of 54 years, 11 months and nine days. He was the son of Douglas and Lida Jones the third in a family of seven children. His boyhood was spent with his parents on farms in central Iowa, and he received his education in country schools.
He became a carpenter and followed this trade with the exception of a few intermissions, until last fall when he was stricken with his fatal illness.
On November 26, 1913, he was united in marriage to Phoebe E. Beeman at Conrad, Iowa and purchased the home where he still lived at the time of his death. To this union was born a daughter, Eva, now Mrs. Chester Fraker of Waterloo who, with his wife survives.
Also left to mourn his loss are his little granddaughter, Janice Fraker, his mother, Mrs. Lida Jones, two brothers, Elmer of Conrad and Arthur of Waterloo, and three sisters, Mrs. I. D. Beeman, Mrs. John Dodd and Mrs. Bess Carnes all of Conrad. One sister, Martha, preceded him in death.
He will be missed not only by his immediate family but by the entire community. His friendly and genial disposition and willingness to lend a helping hand in time of need endeared him to child and man alike.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Methodist church in Conrad with Rev. Ernest C. Allen in charge. A duet, Mrs. Clyde Newton and Russell St. Clair accompanied by Mrs. Ben Frederick provided the music. Floral bearers and pall bearers were nieces and nephews of Mr. Jones, namely, Mrs. Wilbur Long of Independence, Mrs. Merl Bockes of Grundy Center, Mrs. Russell Amundsen of Liscomb, Misses Edna Jones and Thelma Carnes of Conrad, Lyle Dodd of Waterloo, William Beeman, Glenn Dodd, Edwin Jones and Ted and Richard Carnes of Conrad.
Source: Unknown newspaper clipping found in scrapbook belonging to my great grandmother.
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