Mary Ellen Jones

Mary Ellen Jones, age 84, formerly of Lancaster, passed away peacefully at Inniswood Village in Westerville on Tuesday January 19, 2021. 

She was born in Grafton, WV on September 23, 1936, to the late Alden B. and Pauline V. Dunham Carpenter. 

Mary Ellen was a  1954 graduate of Grafton High School and Morgantown Business College followed by a successful career as a wonderful homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 45 years, Carroll D. Jones, with whom she loved attending WVU football games and trips to warm and fun places, creating wonderful memories with family, relatives and special friends. 

Many friends were her neighbors, from her church, or whoever she met at the grocery store.  She adored her five grandchildren who will miss her immensely. Her smile, laugh, and wit, sprinkled with a dash of sarcasm, will be missed but not forgotten.

Also preceded in death were her sisters, Loretta Cockrell and Virginia Floyd. 

Mary Ellen is survived by her children, Gregory A. (Stephanie) Jones, Gwen A. (Tim) Bonham, and Eric S. (Jill) Jones; and grandchildren, Kayla and Tyler Jones, Alex and Renee Bonham, and Grant Jones. 

With respect to the current environment, the family will have private memorial and graveside services.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Lithopolis United Methodist Church or to your local Alzheimer’s association.

We are comforted in knowing that Mary Ellen is with the Lord, her husband, and loving family members and friends in Heaven.  We love you Gammy.

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