JAMES H. JONES
James Harry Jones, 77, son of James Thomas and Loretta (Buck) Jones, was born November 15, 1937 in Ogden, Iowa. He passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014 at the Panora Nursing & Rehab Center.
He graduated from Ogden High School in 1956. He then attended a year at Iowa State. On April 26, 1958, he married Mary Barrer in Ogden, Iowa. They made their home around the Linden area until building their present home in Panora in 1973. Jim worked for Northern Natural Gas for 39 years. He enjoyed tinkering with his tools and doing some woodworking. He also enjoyed playing cards, attending Panorama schools sporting events, along with going to Iowa State football and basketball games, riding his tandem bike with Mary and going on bus tours.
They were members of St. Cecilia Catholic Church. Jim served on the Panora City Council, was a member of the Panorama Football Chain Gang for 40 years, and was a driver for the Panora Ambulance at one time.
He is survived by his wife Mary of Panora; daughters, Julie Tull of Des Moines and Jackie (Bruce) Teague of Stoughton, WI; grandchildren, Erin (Bill) Pumper of Junction City, WI and Kelsie Teague of Stoughton, WI; step-grandchildren, Kopen and Axel Pumper of Junction City, WI; brother Tom (Deanna) Jones; uncle, Charles Jones; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Teresa Elizabeth Jones, and brother Richard Jones.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 3, 2015 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Panora. Burial will be held around 4:15 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Ogden. Visitation will be Friday, January 2, 2015 from 4-8 p.m. with family present from 6-8 p.m. and a Prayer Service held at 7:00 p.m. at Twigg Funeral Home, Panora.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Panora Public Library or the Panorama Booster Club.