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Juanita "Nita" Jones

June 19, 1931 ~ August 14, 2021 (age 90)


Juanita “Nita” Jones was born on June 19, 1931 in Turner, MT. She was the daughter of Francis Kramer and Lila Vickhammer. On August 14, 2021 Juanita passed away due to complications of Covid-19. She passed away at the Republic County Hospital, Belleville, KS. Nita grew up in the North Wagner MT. and Malta MT. area. She attended grade school at Berg, a country school, and high school in Malta, MT. on December 28, 1946 Juanita married Orville Jones of Wagner, MT. They were married by Rev. Albert Howell at the Assemblies of God Parsonage. To this union they would add 3 daughters and 1 son.

Nita had 3 sisters: Vi, Lilly, and Dixie and 1 brother Rusty.

Juanita was preceded in death by her husband Orville of almost 56 years. Also preceding her in death were 1 daughter Bonnie, two of her sisters, a granddaughter, and two great granddaughters. Many other family members also preceded her, too numerous to mention.

Survivors are Daughters Beverly Evins, MT, Carol (Ralph) White, Miltonvale, KS, Lyle (Kelsey) Jones of MT, Sister Vi of AZ, Brother Rusty (Shirley) Vickhammer of MT, Also surviving her are 13 grandkids, 29 great grandkids, and 12 great great grandkids, too numerous to mention are many nephews, nieces, in laws that Nita loved dearly.

At the time of her death, Juanita was living in Kansas, where she moved to in 2004, two years after Orville passed away. Juanita and Orville lived in Oregon where Orville worked logging and various places in Montana on farms/ranches. She Followed Orville wherever work was as that is how she felt wives should do. Many times she would say “money and material things meant nothing. As long as we have each other, family, a roof over our head, food, and clothes we were able to live.”

Nita enjoyed life, her family, and friends. For hobbies she read, crafted, knitted, and crocheted. In her last years she hand quilted and gave many quilts to family and friends.

Juanita was also a good cook and many enjoyed her cinnamon rolls, and pies along with many meals.

Living for God and wanting others to do so was very important to Nita. Many times she would say “If you have a question, read the bible, you will get answers and pray.”

On Juanita’s passing many hearts broke. Her family will miss her more than they can express. A void was made, yet even as all who knew her can rejoice as she now walks with God, Her Lord and Savior.

Funeral Services will be August 19, 2021 at F.C. Hill Memorial Wesleyan Church, Miltonvale, KS at 1:00pm.

Burial will follow at Boulder, MT.

Nutter Mortuary, Concordia, KS is in charge of arrangements.

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