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“Some of the best memories of my childhood were of going to Grandma Jones' and meeting up with all our cousins, aunts, and uncles. RIP Aunt Betty. ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Charlene Switzer Munn - IN

“Sending prayers. Aunt Betty, you will live forever in our hearts and memories. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Denise Denomy - Tucson, AZ

“I remember Betty being a quite loving person with a smile when ever she greeted you. My condolences to the family! She will be forever missed...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Pauline MCGinn Steinbach - IA

4 of 7 | Posted by: ED MCGINN - QUINCY, IL - COUSIN

“Judy, Jim an family, I am very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts an prayers. God bless you all! ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Irene - Chariton, IA - Friend

“Judy, Jim & familes: You are in our thoughts & prayers. Aunt Betty was loved by so many & will be greatly missed. Uncle Charlie is happy to have...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Deborah A. Craig Petersen & Family - IA

“Judy and Jim, We were so sorry to hear about your mother. Our thoughts and sympathies are with you. ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Richard and Jan Allison - Moravia, IA

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Elizabeth "Betty" Jane Jones, age 89 of Albia, died Sunday, February 10, 2013, at Monroe County Hospital in Albia.

Betty was born July 13, 1923 to Lawrence and Margaret (Schmitz) McGinn in Weller, IA. She married Charles Jones on January 22, 1946 in Weller. To this union, four children were born, Jerry, Judy, Joe, and Jim. Charles preceded Betty in death on August 28, 2009.

Betty grew up in Weller and attended Sage Creek Country School. She later attended Albia High School. After school, she worked in Chicago, IL before moving back to Albia where she worked at and retired from Chamberlain's.

Betty was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and St. Mary's Altar and Rosary Society in Albia. She enjoyed going to the casino, watching ball games, shopping, and also quilting.

Betty is survived by two children, Judy (Pat Murphy) Rogers and Jim Jones, both of Albia; six grandchildren, Shane (Michelle) Holmes, Jessica (Joe) Carley, Cassie (Andrew) Ryken, Cody Jones, Michael (Haley) Kent, and Brian Jones; six great grandchildren, Elexa, Terrin, Tate Dylon, Kaden, and Carter; a sister, Maxine Lohse of Albia; and two brothers, Paul and Tom McGinn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charlie; two sons, Jerry and Joe; a sister, Mildred Richmond; and three brothers, Bill, Donald, and Patrick McGinn.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Friday, February 15, 2013, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Albia, with Fr. Michael E. Volkmer, C.PP.S. officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Weller.

Visitation will open at 4:00p.m., on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Tharp Funeral Home in Albia, with Betty's family present from 6-8 p.m. A rosary will be led by St. Mary's Altar and Rosary Society at 4 p.m. and a Christian Wake Service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.

A memorial has been established to the family.