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Martha A. Jones, 81, of Carthage, Mo., passed away on September 1, 2017, at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, Mo.
Martha was born July 24, 1936, in Superior, Neb., to Earnest Leeroy Smith and Iva "Prickett" Smith. Martha was a lifelong Carthage resident and worked at Fairview Greenhouse for 22 years before retiring from there.
Martha married Denny Lee Jones on June 19, 1954, in Carthage; he survives.
Other survivors include one son, Larry Jones, of Blair, Okla.; three daughters, Valorie Moser, Kristi Thrasher (Doug), and Donna McNamara, all of Carthage; two brothers, Dale Smith and Don Smith, both of Carthage; 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Susan Smith, in October of 2011.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 6, at Fasken Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to St. Judes Childrens fund in care of Ulmer Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home
Published on September 3, 2017
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