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Katherine Jones

December 13, 2012
The Daily News

SAGOLA - Katherine (Katie) Jones, 94, of Sagola died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at the Iron County Medical Care Facility in Crystal Falls.

Ms. Jones was born March 4, 1918, in Cicero, Ill., daughter of the late Francis and Elizabeth (Getautis) Navickas.

She lived in the area most of her life, and married Perry Jones on Oct. 28, 1933. He preceded her in death in 1993.

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Ms. Jones was devoted to raising children and found great joy and comfort in being surrounded by her family. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, having the patience and compassion and a love that never ended for her family. She enjoyed working puzzles and her family warmly called her the "puzzle queen."

She leaves her son, DuWayne (Carol, deceased) Jones of Wyoming, Minn.; her grandson she raised, Donald Rihtarshick of Sagola; her daughters, Carolyn (Paul) Duncan of Milwaukee, Darleen (George, deceased) Farrell of Crystal Falls, Patsy (Doug) Flatka of Iron Mountain, Geraldine (Dennis) Contois of Marquette; and the granddaughter she raised, Ann Marie (Bob) Shandley of Maple Grove, Minn.

She also leaves her grandchildren, Perry Farrell, Todd (Joan) Farrell and Rocky (deceased) Farrell, Wanda (Gary) Gendron, Rhonda (Bob) Burton, Kim DeClark, Jeff Flatka, Debbie (Mark) Thompson, Dawn (Terry) Knyphusen, Juanita Duncan, Candia (John) Maholic, Shawn (Cassie) Contois and Stas (Eric) Daniels; and her great-grandchildren, Caroline, Abbey, India, Sierra, Travis, Dakota, Montana, Carlee, Ryan, Danielle, Christopher, Randi, Zeth, Cole, Morgan, Tyler, Zoe, and Andre; and great-great grandchildren, Brad, Steven, Grace and Afton.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, four sisters, and her daughter, Jeanette Jones in 1937.

The celebration of the life of Katherine Jones will be held on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at the Nash Funeral Home in Crystal Falls. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., with services following at 11:30 a.m. Father Jeffrey Kurtz will officiate.

Condolences may be expressed online to the family of Katherine Jones at

The family has entrusted the Nash Funeral Home of Crystal Falls with the funeral arrangements.



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