A celebration of life for Eleanor Joanne (Lady) Jones, 90, Lawrence, will take place at a later date.
Eleanor Joanne Jones (Lady) died on November 20, 2021 with her family by her side at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Eleanor was born on June 4, 1931 in Ottawa, KS and was the oldest daughter of Katherine and Wayne Lady.
She is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, as well as her son Steve Jones of Lawrence, KS and her daughter Deb Jones from Massachusetts.
She is predeceased by her brother Ronald Lady and her sister Karen Redford.
Eleanor has one surviving sister, Elaine Berry who lives in Virginia. She graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1949. Eleanor was instrumental in working at the University of Kansas Computer Center for 17 years. During her early retirement days, she and her husband enjoyed traveling the Caribbean Islands, Hawaii, and the Southwest. Eleanor loved playing Pinochle with her St. John card buddies.
We will miss her stories of her early days living in North Lawrence with the “Sand Rats”.
Her family wants to give thanks to Floor 3W at LMH and the adult day center and home support of PACE
Messages & Condolences
Joanne was the “super mom” of Arkansas Street! I’ll never forget how she dutifully drove Steve and me to Broken Arrow School every morning in the 1970 Pontiac Catalina. Joanne was also the “queen” of 2607 Arkansas. She kept the Jones home beautifully clean and decorated (no shoes on the carpet) and took care of Bob and her family with love and style. Best of all, she was the most loving kind of mom who always did her best for Steve and Debbie, whether it was a weeknight dinner or birthday celebration. She was a genuine, old-fashioned 1960s-70s mom like you just don’t find anymore. You will always live on in our hearts, Joanne!
I never had an encounter with Joanne that wasn’t pleasant and memorable. She was such a nice lady (her maiden name was apt) who dearly loved and was so proud of her family. My condolences to her entire family, especially Steve.
Many wonderful memories with our good friends Bob and Joanne Jones when Jim and I were all young enough to all enjoy many activities. Joanne will be missed .
Joanne and Bob are like my second parents. I spent hundreds of hours at their home – tormenting them with Steve-e. I have such fond memories of Joanne. My parents became friends with Joanne and Bob and my Folks thought the world of Joanne and Bob. So thankful to have spent so much time at “Jonzey’s” home and my wonderful memories of Joanne will be with me forever. God bless you and family.
So sorry to hear of Joanne’s passing. I worked with her at KU. She was a kind and wonderful lady. She will be missed.
To Bob, Deb and Steve we are sad to hear of Joanne’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
So sorry about Joanne. If Bob needs anything he can reach out to us.
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