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Dr. Forrest Henry Jones, 92, of Columbus, Kan., passed away at Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at his home in Columbus.
He was born Feb. 24, 1925, at Columbus, the son of Wilbert and Ethel (Blincoe) Jones. He attended Columbus City schools, then graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Pittsburg State University in 1948. He then graduated with his Masters of Arts degree from the University of Kansas in 1950 and then in 1954 he received his MD from the University of Kansas.
Dr. Jones served in the United States Army from August 1943 until he was honorably discharged as a Tech Sergeant in June of 1946.
In 1948, he married Lois Roam, at Columbus. She preceded him in death in 1989. In 1990, he married Karen Brown, at Afton, Okla. She preceded him in death
Dr. Jones was a physician in his private practice, in Columbus, for 36 years. He then worked for the Public Health Service for nine years, before retiring in 2000.
Membership was held in the First United Methodist Church, of Columbus; Prudence Lodge #100 and Order of Eastern Star, in Columbus; Scottish Rite Consistory, of Fort Scott, Kan.; Mirza Shrine, of Pittsburg; ROJ, Ct#47, of Tulsa, Okla.; Oklahoma Academy Family Practice; and the Southwest Clinical Society, Kansas City, Kan. Dr. Jones also served two terms on the USD #493 School Board, in Columbus.
Survivors include a son, Dr. David Jones and his wife, Kathy, of Chanute, Kan.; a daughter, Margaret Pillar and her husband, Harold, of Columbus; three grandchildren, Andrew Jones, Rachel Cleaver, and Justin Pillar; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives; two brothers, Wilbert C. Jones and Nelson Jones; and a sister, Margaret Lokken.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday (Jan. 22) at the Park Cemetery, in Columbus, with Ron Johnson officiating. Friends are requested to meet at the cemetery. Burial will follow the services.
The family suggest memorials to the Shriner's Children Transportation Fund and/or Hospice Compassus, of Pittsburg. These may be left at, or mailed to, the Brenner Mortuary, 114 East 4th Street, Pittsburg, KS 66762.
Friends may also leave condolences online at brennermortuary.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary.
Published on January 20, 2018
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