Freda Turner Jones


Freda Turner Jones was born September 9th, 1926, the daughter of Otis and Lucretia Turner, near Miami, Ottawa County, OK. She passed from this life on June 29, 2019 at the age of 92, at Freeman West Hospital, in Joplin.
She attended school at Afton, OK through her sophomore year when the family moved to North Miami in the Commerce district and she graduated from Commerce High School, in 1944, with high honors. She made the grade to be selected as valedictorian, but because she had only attended there two years, she didn't receive that honor.
Following graduation, she attended Miami Business College, graduating with full honors. She made a 100 score on the final test, something that had never been done before. She was then employed by Eagle Picher Mining Company as a bookkeeper in the main office, in Miami.
Freda and Jack Jones were married on Feb. 9, 1946, sharing 73 wonderful years.
She has given her life loving and serving the Lord and His work, loving and serving her family and friends and anyone else with whom she came into contact. She faithfully served the churches pastored by her husband for 43 years. It could be said she was a full-time volunteer staff member. She never worked outside of the home, always being available for her family and friends. Following the 43 years she served with Jack, she has faithfully served at the First Baptist Church, in Neosho, MO, for 23 years.
She enjoyed writing poetry, painting, she was an avid reader and a gifted seamstress. Her family and her churches were her pride and joy.
Freda is survived by her husband, Jack, of the home; one son, Mike Jones and wife, Leslie, of Neosho; two grandsons, Joshua Jones and fiancé, Carolyn Murphey, of Joplin, and Austin Jones and wife, Jordan, of Neosho; three great-grandchildren, Jaida, Braden and Lauren; and other relatives and a host of friends.
Services will be Wednesday, July 3, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Neosho, Dr. Todd Decker will officiate. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. at the Mount Hope Cemetery, in Afton, OK. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
Contributions, in memory of Freda, may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, in care of Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.
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Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
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Judy and Max Fletcher
Jul 01, 2019
Jack, Mike and family,. What wonderful memories I have of Freda and your sweet family! I think mom and Freda are rejoicing in heaven! Our hearts will hold tight to her sweet memory!