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Obituary ~ Edward Leroy "Roy" Jones
February 19, 1918 ~ December 26, 2008

The Leon Journal-Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
December 31, 2008


JONES, Roy, 90, of Grand River, Iowa, died Friday, December 26, 2008 at Westview Acres Care Center in Leon. Funeral services will be held at the Slade-O'Donnell Funeral Home in Leon January 11, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation at the funeral home will be Sunday, January 11, beginning at noon with family to receive friends 1:00-2:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Grand River Cemetery Grand River, Iowa.

Survivors include a son, Maurice Jones of Ellston, Iowa; daughter, Ellen Batty of Pardeeville, Wisconsin; and grandchildren.

The Leon Journal-Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
January 14, 2009


JONES, Edward Leroy, 89, died December 26, 2008. Funeral services were held at the Slade-O'Donnell Funeral Home in Leon January 11, 2009 with Rev. Joyce Smith officiating. Burial was in the Grand River Cemetery, Grand River, Iowa.


Edward Leroy Jones, known to all as Roy, was born to Floyd Edward and Kathryn Marie [Cole] Jones on February 19, 1918 in Clarke County, Iowa. He passed from this life on December 26, 2008.

Roy spent his early years in Decatur County, Iowa and graduated from Beaconsfield High School in 1935. On August 26, 1938 he married Alma Elizabeth Boles. They were blessed with three children, Catherine Donita, Ellen Oneta, and Maurice Leroy. Roy began a lifetime of farming north of Grand River. He was also employed by the Charles Stuck Family and later for Sargent's Rock Quarry. He retired from Martin-Marietta in 1984, although he was quoted at that time as saying, "I don't think I could really retire, I've got too much to do." Roy served on the county and local school boards for over 20 years.

Preceding him in death were his parents; wife Alma on April 1, 1997; brothers Francis Maurice, Ralph, and Raymond Jones; daughter Donita Havard; and granddaughter Christina Jones.

Roy is survived by son-in-law Donald Havard and wife Reta of Moravia, Iowa; daughter Ellen Batty and husband Don of Pardeeville, Wisconsin; son Maurice Jones and wife Marsha of Ellston, Iowa; grandchildren: David & Peggy Havard of Erie, Pennsylvania, Marci & Jon Woodward and Shawn & Sherrie Batty, all of Springfield, Missouri, Elisa Jones & Nicholas Webb of Hyde Park, Illinois, and Laura & Derek Rathbun of Overland Park, Kansas; great grandchildren: Tyler & Tiffany Havard, Adam & Larissa Havard, Blake Havard, Tara Havard, Jessica Havard, Garrett and Dillion Havard, Jackson and Elle Woodward, and Isaac Webb; sisters-in-law Dorine Jones and Barb Jones; brother-in-law Mansel Smith; numerous nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Submission by Curtis, January 17, 2009