First Posted: 4/2/2008
Marjorie J. Jones, Chinchilla, 90, died Monday, March 24 at the VNA Hospice at Community Medical Center. She was the widow of Preston Jones, who died in July of 1994. The couple would have been married 64 years. Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late William and Edith Jones Lanyon. She was a resident of Chinchilla and enjoyed summers at their cottage at Lake Sheridan. Prior to retirement, she was employed by the Clarks Summit Scholl District at the Chinchilla Elementary School. Marge was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and the Epworth Class, enjoyed singing with Sweet Adalines, and was an accomplished quilter. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great -grandmother who loved holiday meals with her family and annual family reunions. Surviving are two sons, David W., and his wife, Frances, Clarks Summit; Richard A., and his wife Mary Ellen, Dunmore; a daughter, Sally Robertson and her husband, Ralph, Scranton; five grandchildren, Kimberly, David, Lori, Emilie and Jesse; three great grandchildren, Meghan, Christopher and Colby. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Greta Dippre, Ruth Pappenheimer and Sarah Wellard. A funeral service was to be held Thursday, March 27 from the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit with services by Rev. Arthur W. Davis, pastor of Asbury United Methodist Church. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst. Memorials may be made to the Chinchilla Hose Co., Shady Lane Rd., Chinchilla, PA 18410 or Asbury United Methodist Church, Monsey Ave. and Delaware St., Scranton. For directions or to sign the online guest book, visit .