Florence Jones, 87 of Kirkwood, Mo., formerly of Leachville, died Saturday, April 13, 2002, at Des Peres Hospital in Kirkwood. She was the widow of Quill Jones and had lived in Kirkwood for the past year. Born at Bakersville, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Rhoda Shanks. She moved to Leachville in 1945 where she worked for United Telephone Company as its chief switchboard operator. She was a member of the Leachville United Methodist Church and for many years served as a Sunday school teacher and along, with her late husband, was a member of the church choir.
She is survived by a son, Wes Jones of Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Quill Vaughan of Kirkwood, Mo.; two sisters, Wanda Yaggi of St. Louis, and Arlie Lucas of Jonesboro; two grandchildren, Dawn Kooning of Toronto, Canada and Michael Donovan of St. Louis; and four great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today (Tuesday) at Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Rev. Don Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Leachville Cemetery.