Frank S. Jones, 84, died Monday, April 29, 2013, at his Newton residence.
He was born April 5, 1929, in Turon to Earl W. and Aldine (Sillin) Jones. On March 31, 1951, he married Norma “Mickey” Daugherty, and she survives of the home.
Frank was a member of First Christian Church, Newton, and was a graduate of Pratt High School in Pratt. He served his country in the U.S. Army on the front lines of the Korean War and also in Japan.
Frank and his wife moved to Newton in 1954 from Nebraska and began working at Maxwell’s Flowers. He and his wife eventually became co-owners of the flower shop. They sold the shop in 1995 upon Frank’s retirement. Frank was a member of the Newton VFW and American Legion. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapshooting.
Frank greatly enjoyed spending time with his loving family and many friends, especially his eight grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Mickey of the home; two sons, Rick and his wife Terri Jones of Hutchinson, and Rod and his wife Laurie Jones of Hutchinson; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Maxine Thoman.
Funeral service followed by U.S. Army funeral honors will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, at First Christian Church in Newton, with the Rev. Gary Bell presiding. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery, Newton. Visitation will be 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Petersen Funeral Home, with the family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to Harden Hospice, 301 N. Main, Newton, KS 67114.