She was just four days shy of her 95th birthday. Ann was born in Norwalk, Oct. 26, 1924, to Frank and Cecilia Schafer. She graduated from Monroeville High School in 1942.
Ann married Richard Jones and resided in Monroeville where they raised their five children. Ann’s focus in life was her family. She loved preparing home cooked meals and baking pies. Ann’s fulfillment in life came from taking care of others. She was a loving and beautiful presence in all the lives of those that surrounded her. Ann’s faith was also at the forefront of her life. She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Monroeville where she always maintained an active presence within the parish.
Ann is survived by her children, David (Janet) Jones, Gary (Cindy) Jones, Christine Berry (Mel Holida), Jeffery (Janeen) Jones, Robert (Lisa) Jones; seven grandchildren, Stephen Berry (Laura Dunn), Jessica (A.J.) Alt, Leslie (Brian) Chase, Corey Jones, Kyle Jones, Clayton Jones, and Justin Jones; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Schafer; one sister, Theresa Karl; sisters-in-law, Norma Jones and Theresa Schafer.
In addition to her parents, Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Jones; and her siblings, Orch Smith, Mary Moore, Norb Schafer, Warren Schafer, Ed Schafer, Alfred Schafer, Joe Schafer and Pete Schafer.
Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Pfeil Funeral Home, Monroeville Chapel, 109 Monroe St., Monroeville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 66 Chapel St., Monroeville. The Rev. Ron Schock will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Monroeville.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 66 Chapel St., Monroeville, OH 44847 or St. Alphonsus Catholic Parish, 1322 Settlement Road, Norwalk, OH 44857.
Condolences may be shared with the family at pfeilfuneralhome.com.