Dorothy Ruth Kitts Jones, 85, of Grove, OK passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, July 25, 2010.

She was born June 12, 1925 in Stella, Mo. to W. H. and Cora Kitts who both preceded her in death. She married Carl Duane Jones on April 4, 1942.  They lived the majority of their married life in Joplin, Mo. and then retired to Grand Lake over 30 years ago.  Carl preceded her in death on August 12, 1999. Dorothy was a housewife and homemaker who loved taking care of her family.  She always had an open door for anyone that wanted to stop by for a visit. 

She is survived by her children, Carl “Ed” Jones and wife Kathleen of Wyandotte, Okla.; Richard “Rick” Jones and wife Karen of Highland Beach, Fla.; Tena Marie Jones of Vinita, Okla. and Thad Jones and wife Lori of Boca Raton, Fla. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Mardy Jones and wife Audrey of Little Rock, Ark.; Kelley Jones of Washington, D.C.; Brad Jones and Heather, Dalton Jones and Megan Jones all of Boca Raton, Fla. and three great-grandchildren, Mardis Jones and Jesse Jones of Little Rock, Ark. and Bradley Jones Jr. of Boca Raton, Fla. There are two sisters, Annabelle Coffman and husband Gene and Cleo Bryan who survive as well as a brother-in-law, Larry Jones and wife Elnora and sister-in-law, Bonnie Haynes. One sister and one brother preceded her in death. Additionally she is survived by many nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends.  Although we will miss her warm smile and gentle heart, we can all have peace knowing that Dorothy and Carl can finally continue on their path together.

Services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday at Clark Chapel of Memories, Neosho, Mo., with Dr. Jerry Seigel officiating. 

Burial will follow in Macedonia Cemetery, in Stella, Mo. 

Pallbearers will be Mardy Jones, Mardis Jones, Jesse Jones, Dalton Jones, Larry Jones and John Myers.

Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from noon - 5 pm, where the family will receive friends from 3 - 4 pm.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Leukemia Research Foundation, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.

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Arrangements under direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, MO.