Janice M. 'Jan' Jones

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Janice M. "Jan" Jones, 83, of Alta, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, at the Crescent Point of Niantic, CT. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at 10 a.m., at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Alta. Burial will be held at the Woodlawn Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, from 5-8 p.m. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Alta. The Nicklas D Jensen Funeral Home of Alta is in charge of the arrangements.

Janice M. Jones was born on a farm north of Aurelia, Ia., on July 7, 1928, the daughter of Walter and Roberta (Sitz) Meinking. She attended grade and high school at Brooke consolidated school, graduating in 1946. She chose to attend Northwest Institute of Medical Technology, Minneapolis, Minn. After her graduation she was employed at Spencer Municipal Hospital. She was the first medical technician to be employed at the Spencer Hospital and twenty years at the Hartley Hospital, Hartley, Ia.

In 1950 Janice was married to Bill Loder, Spencer, Ia. This union was blessed with three children, Jane, John and Ann. On Jan. 28, 1980, Janice and Lowell Jones were married and lived in Alta at Jone's Funeral Home. In 1990 they retired and continued to live in Alta, Ia.

Janice enjoyed reading, golf, dancing, traveling, and following the Iowa Hawkeyes. She was a card player of several clubs and a 50-year member of PEO. She and Lowell spent many winters in Tucson, Ariz. She was a member of Alta Trinity Lutheran Church where she was active in Esther circle.

Janice was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She had such fond memories of all the family fun programs with laughter and happiness at holiday time.

Preceding Janice in death were her parents; her husband, Lowell in 2007; step-daughter, Judy Kearney; and a special cousin, Francis Richard.

Left to cherish her memory are daughters: Jane Eilers of Salina, Kansas, and Ann Loder Block of Niantic, Conn.; son, John Loder of New York, N.Y.; step-daughter, Connie Jones and partner, Brenda Collins of Sioux City, Ia.; step-son-in-law, Bill Kearney of Sparks, Nev.; grandson, Austin Block of Niantic, Conn.; granddaughters: Jennifer and husband, Bryan Klepper, of Sherwood Forest, Md., and Joey and husband, Adam Gaines of Omaha, Neb.; step-grandson, Kevin Kearny; step-granddaughter, Colleen Horowitz; seven great-grandchildren: Jack, Vivian, Lucy, Eddie and Jay Gaines, and Will and Audrey Klepper; a sister, Julia Meinking of Aurelia; and cousins: Barbara Johnson and David Sitz.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to PEO Chapter GB or the Alta Public Library.

On-line condolences can be made at nicklasdjensenfh.com