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Ella Rose Jones
  • St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
    Spearville, KS
  • Memorial contributions may be made to:
  • Seasons of Life Living Center
    Syracuse, KS

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“Mom & I will miss not having the chance to make up for any lost time that has gone by, like we were going to do. You'll forever be in our hearts & we...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Danielle Jones - El Dorado, KS

“To the family of a very special Lady, Ella Rose She made me 2 sets of tea towels with her beautiful hand work for my birthday as you see her and my...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Victoria (Duesing) Tague - KS

“Ella Rose was one of my very favorite people; always, always smiling. I have so many fond memories of her. I will always remember her laugh. She was...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Samantha Wilson - Dodge City, KS

“Granny Grunt, she was always just a phone call away and I loved getting those special phone calls from her on my birthday and listening to her...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Dusty Heck - Holly, CO - Grandson

“Miss Rosie was a life long freind and customer of the Sanko's I recall many a "coffees" at her sister Monica's when a child with my mother and later...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Mark Patty and Cassie Sanko - KS

“"Granny Jones" as I affectionately knew her always took time to talk to us when she saw us, ask how we were and give us her wonderful smile, she was...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Ronda Worden - Dodge City, KS

“Well Mom it is my turn to light the candle for you. It will never go out. Love ya Bunches and I'm really going to miss you. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Kathy Heck - Holly, CO - Daughter

“Granny Jones was one of the classiest women ever. She had poise and grace, enduring love and devotion. She was such a role model to not only me,...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Bobbi Jo Wiescamp - Pueblo, CO

“Aunt Rose or "Jonesy" as we liked to call her was one very special lady. She had a heart of gold and would do anything for a person, whether asked or...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Becky Hornung - Spearville, KS

“Granny Jones was always proud of her kids, grandkids, and family. No matter what we ever did, you always knew Granny was in your corner. She taught...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Chad Wilson - Cashion, OK

“So many memories of the Jones and Laudick kids and their patient and enduring mothers, Ella Rose and Leona! Ella Rose was a woman of quiet dignity,...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Phyllis Laudick Butts - Minneola, KS

“One of the strongest and most loving women I have had in my life. She had lost so much but was always there with the right words to help me when I...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Linda Hubin - Jetmore, KS - Niece

“I have never known a stronger woman than my Granny Jones. I don't know where I would be in life if Granny wasn't there for me. She means the world...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Frank Wilson - Oklahoma City, OK

“Ella Rose was always a joy to see, bright and cheerful. May she rest in peace with the Lord. She was a remarkable woman. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Jeanette Gunkel - Spearville

“What a delightful lady Ella Rose was. Friend of our family for years. I was her hair dresser for many years until she couldn't drive to Spearville...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Carol Hernandez - Spearville, KS

“So sorry to hear of Ella Rose's passing. Many memories of our families in my life. Family history and connections have always been important to me....Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Connie Burkhart - Spearville, KS


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Ella Rose (Bosman) Jones was born October 18, 1922 in Spearville, KS and departed this earth on February 7, 2013 at the Seasons of Life Living Center in Syracuse, KS. Ella Rose was a long time resident of Spearville, KS where she went to school, married and raised her family.
Ella Rose was born to Ted and Anna Bosman. She was the third daughter born to the couple. She had two older sisters, Rita and Monica, and one baby sister, Ida. When the girls' parents died in 1931, the three oldest girls went to live with their beloved Uncle Bill Bosman. Ella Rose worked on the farm with Uncle Bill helping him with daily chores. She fondly talked of her farm memories helping drive tractor and fetching grain from the silo. She would also get a mischievous glint in her eye when she would talk about trapping her two older sisters in the bathroom by sticking baby mice under the door. The girls wouldn't give her pie so she got even.
Ella Rose graduated from Spearville High School in 1941 where she was a baton twirler for the marching band. Later that August she married her sweetheart, Bobby J. Jones. Together they had eight children – five boys and three girls - which they raised in the Spearville community. Ella Rose committed her life to her husband and children. She served the people of Spearville through babysitting, cooking, and cleaning. Nearly every home in Spearville has some connection to Ella Rose whether she cared for their children or grandchildren, cooked their wedding, anniversary, or funeral meals, hung their wallpaper or painted their walls, or cleaned their homes. She loved the community of Spearville and devoted her time and energy to its betterment.
Ella Rose is preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Anna Bosman; husband, Bob Jones; daughters, Dixie Jones and Valarie "Valli" (Jones) Wilson; sons, Danny "Link" Jones, Rex Jones, Robert "Bobby" Jones; sisters, Rita (Bosman) Kauer and Monica (Bosman) Hornung; uncle, Bill Bosman; father-in-law, Jim Jones; mother-in-law, Lois (Miller) Jones; brother-in-law, Melvin Jones; sisters-in-law, Katy (Ward) Jones and Juanita (Jones) Gulick; brothers-in-law; Edmund Hornung, Albert Kauer, and Pete Roberts; and son-in-law, Robert "Bob" Heck.
She is survived by her sons, James "Buck" Jones of Dodge City, KS, William "Bill" Jones and wife Connie of Lott, TX; daughter, Kathy Heck of Holly, CO; sister, Ida Roberts of Junction City, KS; daughter-in-law, Donna Jones of Eldorado, KS; brother-in-law, Walt Gulick of Kinsley, KS; grandchildren, Jamie Schweer, Kelly Jones, Lane Hutka, Jon Paul Jones, Jill Jones, Chad Wilson, Shannon Wilson, Ryan Wilson, Jesse Wilson, Frank Wilson, Bobbi Jo Wiescamp, Dusty Heck, and Danielle Jones; 18 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.