Naomi Jones |

Naomi Jones

Memorial services and burial for Naomi Ruth (Schoenig) Jones of Grass Valley will be conducted in the spring at the Glenwood Cemetery in Walnut, Kan.

Mrs. Jones died Friday, Jan. 30, at Brunswick Inn in Grass Valley. She was 85.

She was born Sept. 23, 1918, in Lone Elm, Kan., to Arthur F. and Mattie (Brandenstein) Schoenig. She lived most of her life in Kansas. She graduated from Walnut High School and earned a lifetime teaching certificate from the junior college in Hutchinson, Kan. She taught in a one-room country schoolhouse near Walnut and later taught first and second grade in the Walnut Elementary School. She married Foster Jones on May 26, 1940, at the Walnut Methodist Church. She was a member of the Walnut Methodist Church and later the Girard Methodist Church.

She enjoyed reading, collecting books, arts and crafts, and memorabilia about Kansas. She enjoyed traveling and learning about other states and countries, and had an extensive collection of coffee mugs and other items from around the world. She also enjoyed making clothes, quilts, comforters, dolls and crafts. She and her husband, Foster, traveled to Alaska, Europe, Australia and Hawaii, and enjoyed traveling throughout the United States in their camper.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Foster L. Jones; children Carol Ann Jones and Keith Everett Jones; grandchildren Stephanie Jones Wong of Las Vegas, Nev., Ben and Daniel Jones of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Donna Hurley-Jones of Penn Valley; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Jones of Kalamazoo; and sister, Annabel BeDillon of Phoenix, Ariz. She was preceded in death by her son, Roger Foster Jones in 1990; daughter, Martha Ann Jones in infancy; brother, Arden Schoenig; and sister, Martha Richards.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills.

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