Howard Dailey Jones
Howard Dailey Jones

OHIO CITY, Ohio — Howard Dailey Jones, 85, of Ohio City, died at 10:06 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2014, shortly after his arrival at Van Wert County Hospital.

He was born July 1, 1928, in Willshire Township, to the late Ada (Fluckiger) and Clarence Clyde Jones.

His wife, Joan Marie (Clark), survives. They were married Sept. 3, 1950.

Other survivors include his sons: Brent L. Jones of Van Wert, Douglas C. Jones of Ohio City, Keith H. (Marilyn) Jones of Atlanta, Michigan, and David C. (Rose) Jones of Van Wert; brother: Leon B. (Joyce) Jones of Defiance; seven grandchildren: Shawn Jones, Benjamin (Nikki Staten) Jones, Nicole Jones, Jessica, Justin, Julianna and Janessa Jones; a great-granddaughter: Briella Staten; an aunt: Florine Fluckiger; three sisters-in-law: Martha Jones of Ohio City, Marjorie Jones of Dublin, Ohio, and Lois Schoonover of Van Wert, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his brothers: Paul Eugene Jones, Daniel Clyde Jones, Floyd D. Jones, Lloyd S. Jones, and Harold Harry Jones, and sisters: Wilma Josephine Myers, Madge Marcile Jones, and Pauline Kathryn Jones.

He was a farmer and operated the Jones Family Orchard. He retired from Aeroquip Corp. in Van Wert in 1987. He was a member of Grace Bible Church, a 1946 graduate of Wren High School and a member of Farm Bureau.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, at Grace Bible Church in Van Wert. Pastor Lance Hostetler and Howard’s son, Pastor Keith Jones, will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City.

Calling hours are Thursday from 2 - 8 p.m. at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, and one hour prior to services Friday at the church.

Preferred memorial is Grace Bible Church or Wren E.M.S.

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