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Gary “Joe” Jones, 63, of Olathe, KS, went to be with the Lord on October 23, 2018, after a long battle with multiple medical issues. He fought a long and hard battle, and anyone who knew him knew quitting was never an option. He was born on March 8, 1955, in Bethalto, Ill, to James and Alvie Jones. Joe traveled the world when he worked for PPG Biomedical and worked as a police officer in Bethalto, Ill. Joe was a football coach, a wonderful husband and father, and a volunteer at Villa St. Francis Nursing Home. Joe is preceded in death by his mother, father, sister Karen Cathorall, and brother Gordon Jones. He leaves behind his loving wife, Verna Jones, Olathe, KS, his daughter Heather Snook (Steve), Olathe, KS, his son James Jones (Jennifer), Leavenworth, KS, his son Gary Jones Jr., Kansas City, MO, son Jeff Westfall, Shawnee, KS, and his brother James Jones, Bethalto, Ill. He also leaves behind grandchildren Faith Snook, Connor Snook, Caelan Snook, Aelana Snook, Adriana Jones, Kayla Jones, Jacob Jones, Tennessee Jansen, and Cole Jansen, as well as many add-on children and grandchildren. The visitation will be at Christ Family Church, 905 S. Chestnut St., Olathe, KS 66061, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on October 30th. Funeral will be on October 31st at 10 a.m., also at the church, and he will be laid to rest at Monticello Union Cemetery.
Toby A Blauwasser says
I only met Joe once and I immediately liked him. I wish I had gotten to know you both sooner. He was a good man. I was lucky to have met him. And yes, his coffee cakes were heavenly. I hope that you are as well as you can be. Joe is in heaven and out of pain. Frankie and I are here for you. Please consider coming out to Colorado, just to relax, walk, talk, and recover. You have earned a vacation from all the stress, sadness and grief. Time to take care of yourself. I suspect that is going to be hard to do as you’ve always taken care of everyone else. But you deserve it. Sending you love and a big hug from Longmont, Toby
Jeff & Sheri Challandes says
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. A lot of great memories from being in Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts and going through school together. I’m honored to have had Gary as a good friend…my only regret is not keeping in touch after high school.
They say time will heal your pain/loss but just remember, memories live on forever…as long as you have those memories, Gary will always be with you. My God Bless you all.
Connie & Bob Ashley says
Heather and family,
We are deeply sorry for your the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless and guide you all through this difficult time.