Lila Mae Jones


Lila Mae Jones, 83, died at 11:02 a.m. March 4, 2022 at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

She was born August 3, 1938 in Grandview, IA to Leroy and Sophie Cupps McNamer. She married Ronald L. Jones on July 14, 1956. He preceded her in death August 24, 2012.

A resident of Ottumwa most of her life, Lila had worked as a parts assembler at Everco for over 20 years, retiring in 1996.

She was a member of East End Christian Church.

Lila enjoyed collecting Boyds Bears, puzzle books and was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving is a daughter, Lora Spurlock of Ottumwa; two sons, Dale Jones of Ankeny and Dana (Marie) Jones of Ottumwa; sixteen grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; two sisters, Sarah Machholz and Mabel Shepherd.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Ronald Jones, Jr; two daughters, Rhonda Jones and Lisa Key.

Visitation will begin 12 p.m. Tuesday March 8th, at Reece Funeral Home with the family present to greet friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Cremation will follow the visitation. Inurnment will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, near Eldon, at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Hope Lodge in Iowa City.

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