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 Mary Elizabeth (Gilden) Jones, age 95 of Lamar, Missouri passed away Friday, August 7th, 2020 at Truman Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Lamar, Missouri.

 
Mary was born April 9, 1925 to James W. Gilden and Mildred C. (Davis) Gilden in Graden Springs, MO. She married William H. (Bill) Jones on October 18, 1942 and together they had three children.
 
Mary was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a long time member of the Milford Christian Church. Mary loved cooking, gardening (sharing her produce) and canning. She also liked to do embroidery work on long winter days.
 
Survivors include one son; Mike (Terri) Jones, two daughters; LaWalta (Terry) Johnston and Willa Mae Owen all of Lamar, MO; eight grandchildren; Dana (Jason) Evans, Deana LeGrand, Terry Don Jr. (Kim) Johnston, Amanda Jones, Kimberley Gastel, Michael Jones, Randy Schlichting (Matt Francisco) and Dusty Schlichting, as well as numerous great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
 
Preceding Mary in death were her husband; parents; five brothers; five sisters; one grandson and one son-in-law.
 
A Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Lamar, MO.
 
Contributions are suggested and made payable to Cookson Hills Christian School in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

Comments  

#3 LamarJanet Sitton 2020-08-10 14:48
Your Mom called me several years ago and told me to come by and get some of her beautiful flowers and take them to my Mom at the nursing home. She would call me and tell me when they were in bloom What a giving person.
She was a blessing.
#2 Lamar mo.David Turner 2020-08-10 14:21
Our sympathies to the family of this fine woman.
God shall wipe away all tears.
#1 Lamar, MONancy Hughes 2020-08-09 21:22
LaWalta and Willa Mae, I am so sorry for your loss of your sweet mama. She touched the lives of so many along with "The Gum Man" and will be missed by all of us who knew her.

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