Obituary for Lois Jones

Lois Jones, age 91 of Northfield, passed away Saturday morning, April 28, 2018, at the care center of the Northfield Retirement Community. Lois Elaine Nielsen Jones was born December 3, 1926, in Hazelwood, Minnesota, to Theodore and Clara (Nelson) Nielsen. As a child she moved with her family to Norma, North Dakota, returning to Northfield in 1940. She graduated from Northfield High School in 1944 and attended nurses training at Franklin Hospital in Minneapolis. On June 27, 1946, Lois married Floyd James Jones. After marriage they made their home in Northfield. Lois worked for many years as an LPN at […]

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Lois Jones, age 91 of Northfield, passed away Saturday morning, April 28, 2018, at the care center of the Northfield Retirement Community.

Lois Elaine Nielsen Jones was born December 3, 1926, in Hazelwood, Minnesota, to Theodore and Clara (Nelson) Nielsen. As a child she moved with her family to Norma, North Dakota, returning to Northfield in 1940. She graduated from Northfield High School in 1944 and attended nurses training at Franklin Hospital in Minneapolis. On June 27, 1946, Lois married Floyd James Jones. After marriage they made their home in Northfield. Lois worked for many years as an LPN at the Dilly Unit of the Northfield Hospital. For over 30 years she owned and operated her business “Nurse Jones Dolly Hospital” and did doll repair for people all over the United States.

Lois was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Lady Slipper Doll Club of Minnesota, and both Love Ladies Quilters and Northfield Quilters. She also enjoyed flower gardening, sewing and was an avid reader. Lois was kind, giving, gentle and a devoted wife, sister, mother, grandmother, special aunty, friend and second mother to many. Her caring, joyful heart showed in all she did and to all she met, in loving care of her patients, sharing her 1,500+ doll collection, quilting with longtime friends, serving at her church. Her devotion to her family was reflected in many ways from cooking, puzzle-making, mentoring and especially in sewing stuffed animals, doll clothes, curtains, dresses and personalized quilts for each of them. Lois leaves a long legacy of love, humbly lived through her faith.

Survivors include her husband of 72 years, Floyd; her children, Michael (Bea) of White Bear Lake, Shelley Silkey of Northfield, Steven (Nancy) of Austin, Texas, John of Seattle; 8 grandchildren, Jennifer Lanciloti (Randy Berg), Brian Jones, Keanan (Molly) Silkey, Sarah Silkey (Jesse Greenawalt), Kimberly (Joe) Kendall, Gregory (Joann) Jones, Colton Jones, Zack Jones; 7 great-grandchildren; her brother Larry (Joyce) Nielsen of Denver; many loved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law David Silkey, her sister Lila Thorson, and her brother Leland Nielsen.

Services will be 11:00AM, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. A reception will follow. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will take place at Meadow Ridge Cemetery in Faribault.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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Funeral

May 9, 2018 - 11:00 AM


Visitation One Hour Before Service
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Northfield
418 Sumner St E Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Burial

Burial: May 9, 2018 - 1:15 PM

Meadow Ridge Cemetery
1435 Willow St Faribault, 55021 Get Directions

2 Comments

  1. Sharyn Mathews

    For Shelley: I saw in the Northfield paper that your mom died. So sorry for your loss. It’s really hard to lose your mom, I know. The notice says your dad is still living–that’s good! May all your memories of the wonderful times you had with your mom give you peace and comfort in this difficult time. I’m thinking of you and sending virtual hugs and good vibes your way. Take care!

    Sharyn (Childs)

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  2. Sharyn Mathews

    Shelley,

    Actually, there are quite a few Class of 68 folks who would like to send their condolences your way…we have a facebook group called 1968 Therapy Group; search us out! I know everyone would love to hear from you. Again, our condolences on the loss of your mom. Many have expressed that sentiment.

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