Beatrice Jones, 71

Beatrice A. Jones, age 71, of Sturgis, died Saturday, April 11, 2009, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis.

Beatrice was born Aug. 14, 1937, a daughter of George Paul and Teresa (Young) Miller in Elgin, Ill.

On April 12, 1958, Beatrice married Marvin R. Jones in LaGrange, Ind. He preceeded her in death in April 1993.

Beatrice was previously employed at Miller’s Merry Manor in LaGrange in the housekeeping department. She later started her business as a maid service in Sturgis which she operated for many years. She formerly attended the Sturgis Baptist and Sturgis Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are a son, MarvinĀ  R. Jones Jr. and his finance, Sharleye Rielly; a daughter, Starr L. (Doug) Darren Tharp of Muncie, Ind.; a stepdaughter, Marvel Ray and Rick Frye of Texas; four sisters, Alicia Potter of Lexington, Ky., Marlene Coney and Pamela Perrin both of Illinois; 11 grandchildren, Phillip M. Tharp, Sarah L. Tharp, Hannah L. Tharp, Jessica (Jones) Ernsberger, PFC Tyler S. Jones, U.S.M.C. Marvin R. Jones III, Morgan J. Jones, Christian S. Gibbs, Jessica A. Parrigin, Candace L. Salmons and Cody T. Salmons; six great-grandchildren, Brian M. Ernsberger, Darren M. Tharp, Carter M. Ernsberger, Katerine S. Tharp, Haley D. Parrigin and Preston T. Parrigin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a stepmother, Betty Chupp; a sister, Carol Humble; and a son, George Jones.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Carney-Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange, Ind., where the funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Pastor John Shoup of the Sturgis Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in LaGrange.

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