Irene M. Jones, 95, of Butler, Missouri passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Heartland of Willow Lane Nursing Home in Butler. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Tuesday September 1, 2015 at the Mullinax Funeral Home, Butler, MO (660-679-0009). Visitation will be prior to services from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler, Missouri. Memorials are suggested to Nevada Seventh Day Adventist Church or Bates County Community Health Foundation. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at http://www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
Irene M. (Terry) Jones was born December 28, 1919 in Rich Hill, Missouri to Joseph and Minnie (Beshore) Terry. She graduated from Rich Hill High School in 1939. Irene worked as a secretary during the war, and continued to work in Kansas City for many years following. She retired from Bates County Memorial Hospital after 17 years. Irene was a longtime member of the Nevada Seventh Day Adventist Church and the Rich Hill American Legion Auxiliary. She was a very active person, loving to travel, taking her first plane trip late in life to Florida. Her love to shop was very evident in the amount of clothing she kept in her closets. Irene enjoyed people, family and friends alike. She looked forward to her phone conversations and to working in her garden and watching the many birds. She will be deeply missed by her loving family and dear friends. Irene was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Earl Jones, four sisters and three brothers. She is survived by her son Jerry Jones (Sharon) of Butler, MO, daughter Joetta Wineland (Russ) of Springfield, MO, son Lindy Barrett (Shirley) of Centerton, AR. 13 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.