Mary Francis Jones


May 20, 1921 - April 28, 2011




Mary Francis Jones was born May 20, 1921, in Sanborn County to John and Francis (Clark) Kelly. She graduated from Artesian High School. On September 11, 1944, she married Dana Jones in Pipestone, MN. She was a bookkeeper at Dana D. Jones Sales and Service in Artesian for many years. Since 2000, she had been a resident of Mitchell. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell.

She is survived by one son, Dave Jones and wife, Jodie of Letcher and one daughter, Debbie Jones of Huron; three grandchildren: Dayna Jones of Emery, Kelly Tschetter and husband, Phillip of Mitchell, Haley Jones of Sioux Falls; one great-grandson, Hudson Tschetter; and one sister, Margaret “Peggy” Vensel of Los Luns, NM.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dana, one son, Dee Jones, one brother, John Kelly, and her parents.



Monday, May 2, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Tuesday, May 3, 2011
1:30 PM
Holy Family Catholic Church
321 East 3rd Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Artesian, South Dakota

Posted by Nancy Herman on May 2, 2011
To Mary's family,
I did Mary's hair when her and Jodie came to Sioux Falls. We sure did alot of chatting and laughing. what a truly wonderful person she was. She will be missed. Take care and God Bless.
Posted by Vicki (Krouse) Fitz on May 1, 2011
Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Mary was such a beautiful woman and carried herself with such grace. She had a wonderful sense of humor that I will never forget.

Vicki (cousin)
Posted by Sandra Dyer on April 30, 2011
I am truly sorry for your loss. Our loving creator has provided hope and comfort to help us through such difficult times. Isiah 33:24 promises a time when "no resident will say "I am sick".....John 5: 28,29 promises a resurrection.... Rev. 21:4 promises a time when there will be no pain, outcry or even death......The time will soon come when these scriptures will be fulfilled. In the meantime hold on to the memories of your loved one and prepare yourselves that you may be there to greet them when the time comes.
Posted by Peggy Vensel and Paula and Robert Howe on April 29, 2011
Our deepest sympathy for the loss of such a wonderful sister, mother, grandmother, and aunt. Rest in peace, dear Mary. We will miss your unique and priceless sense of humor.
Posted by Sheila Nelson (Cunningham) on April 29, 2011
God granted you a long life so rest in peace have earned it. Tell Mom hello when you see Dave and family and sincere sympathy on your loss, She is at home with Dee and her family now and they are all together,
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