In Memory of

Marie Ellen Jones

February 3, 1955 - August 21, 2022
From: Cherokee, IA

Marie was born on February 3, 1955 at Buena Vista Hospital in Storm Lake, IA to parents John and Lucille (Dryer) Jones.  Marie was a twin to Mille (Jones) Bruhn.  Marie graduated from Aurelia High School in 1973.  After graduation, Marie attended Buena Vista University for one year in Storm Lake, IA to become a teacher.  She left college to marry the love of her life, Jerry Jones. 

Marie worked a short while at Lundell Manufacturing, Hy-Vee Deli, Dairy Queen and Liberty Foods.  She started doing licensed daycare in her home to many young children over the years.  She loved the little kids and became friends to the families.  Later, she worked in the cafeteria at Roosevelt School enjoying  the students.

Marie was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She loved sports.  After high school, Marie played softball and volleyball with her sisters.  Millie and Shirley were chosen to play on an all star team for softball.  Marie was referee for co-ed adult volleyball games for many years.

Marie Ellen Jones of Cherokee, IA passed away at the age of 67 early Sunday morning, August 21, 2022 at Cherokee Regional Medical Center.  She was preceded in death by her parents;  John and Lucille Jones; brother, Tim Jones; and nieces, Shannon and daughter, Selena; brother-in-law, Jimmy Jones, Jim Beck and Butch Hope.

Marie is survived by her loving husband, Jerry Jones of Cherokee, IA, daughters, Danielle and (Krista) Jones and children Axton (A.J.) and Kohen of Des Moines, IA;  Jennifer and (Steve) Curtis and children Trevor and Kaleb of Cherokee, IA; sisters, Shirley Beck of Cherokee, IA; Millie (Tim) Bruhn of Cherokee, IA; brothers,  Jerry (Sharry) Jones of Spirit Lake, IA; Leon Jones of Cherokee, IA; Tom (Carla) Jones of Aurelia, IA; and Dave Jones of Cherokee, IA; sisters-in-law, Wanita Hope of Amarillo, Texas, Mona (Dennis) Cargin of Amarillo, Texas; Becky (Tom) Ruth of Fort Smith, Arkansas; Betty (Jim) Harman of Cherokee, IA; Kris (Jeff) Peters of Colorado Springs, CO and Karla (Kevin) Wilkie of Cherokee, IA; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 25, 2022, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Pastor Jonathan Riggert
Public visitation with family present will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
Aurelia, Iowa


Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 12:13 PM
“So sorry to hear this just found out”
- Randy and pam peterson
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 12:13 PM
“Deepest sympathies to all of you. I know you will miss her terribly.”
- Moosie Benson
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 12:13 PM
“You will be missed Marie. Loved all them days of playing cards and hanging with you and Jerry. Prayers for you Jerry and the whole Family. God Bless”
- George B Powell Jr
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 12:13 PM
“Jerry, Danielle, Jennifer and family, My deepest sympathy to you at your loss of Marie. Many good memories of those days on the softball fields. She was always a friendly and well-liked person. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. God bless. ”
- Brenda Husman
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 12:13 PM
“Oh Millie, I am so sorry to hear about your sister.
Sending hugs honey”
- PattySue Flint
Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 10:55 AM
“So sorry to here of the loss of Marie. Prayers sent to the family. ”
- Mary Morris
Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 10:55 AM
“My heart goes out to the family. I played ball with Marie for years back in the day. We were the 1-2 combination. She was an awesome pitcher. RIP Marie”
- Carla Jarratt
Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 10:55 AM
“Jerry and Family
We are so sorry for your loss, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayer's. Marie was an Awesome Lady and she will be missed by many. Keep your memories close to your hearts ❤❤❤”
- Jeff and Mary Triplett
Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 10:55 AM
“Sorry to hear about Marie. Your in our Prayers
- Sally Wilkie
Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 10:55 AM
“I'm sorry about your loss.She was a great lady to get to knew.I always seen her walking with brother all the time.My prayers are with all of you”
- Melissa Eberly
Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 10:55 AM
“Praying for all of you! Marie was always such a loving person! She will be missed by many! Cherish your memories, keeping you all in my prayers!”
- Kathy Grienke
Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 10:55 AM
“Jerry we are so Sorry for your Loss ”
- Sherry Lynn Wilchester
Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 10:55 AM
“So very sorry for the loss of your loved one.”
- Ed & Terri Nelson
Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 10:55 AM
“To the Marie Jones family:
Kyle and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies. Marie was always a very friendly gal.
She will truly be missed by many. May your faith lift you up in this difficult time.
Sincerely, Kyle and Karla Lundy 🙏🙏”
- Karla and Kyle Lundy
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