Jones Berne

Berne Eugene Jones, age 81, of Lamar, MO passed away January 26, 2021, at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, MO.

Berne was born July 3, 1939 in Rural Cherokee County, KS to Franklin Howard Jones and Minnie E. (Aughenbauch) Jones. He graduated from Pittsburg High School in the class of 1957. On November 20, 1959, Berne married Helen Ruth Linville in Arvada, CO and together they raised two daughters. Berne and Helen lived in Colorado for 47 years and ten years in Arizona, until they moved to Lamar, MO five years ago.

Berne had worked cutting and selling firewood, was an appliance repairman, a groundskeeper for Jefferson County Public Schools Outdoor Lab, a farmer, and spent 12 years managing RV parks in Colorado and California. He enjoyed collecting and trading knives as well going to auctions and garage sales.

Survivors include his wife Helen, of the home; a daughter, Holly Jones, Pittsburg, KS; two sisters, Noma (Harry Lee) VanDorn, Asbury, MO and Judy (Bob) Tolman, Lamar, MO; two grandchildren, Dustin (Crystal) Jones, Fresno, CA and Mallory (Marcus) Sharattenholder, Lewiston, ID and four great-grandchildren, Haily Jones, Makyla Jones, Elijah Jones, and Lucas Wang.

Preceding Berne in death were his parents; a sister, Donna Letton; and a daughter, Starla Miller in 2018.

There will be a private family service.


#2 Prescott, AzKyle Tolman 2021-01-28 21:23
I have many fond memories of Berne and wish I would have spent more time with him and family over the last decades. I am grateful I was able to visit Berne and Helen a few years ago. Every Christmas I think about us cutting our own Christmas trees at Berne and Helen's place at Windy Peaks when I was a kid. I remember Starla getting married and having family all around. I remember visiting Berne and Helen in Coolidge and them coming to our new house in Tucson as we were just starting our family. Berne was an extremely honest and hard working man and never had a bad thing to say. I look forward to seeing him and other friends and relatives in Jesus' presence.
#1 Lamar, MOSamantha Mayfield 2021-01-28 16:35
I am so heartbroken to hear about Berne's passing. He was such a kind, gentle man. He will be missed. Helen and the rest of the family are in my prayers.

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