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Laura Lee Jones (59) returned home to the Lord on June 27, 2019. She faced the fight of her life with grace and courage. Her unwavering faith in God when she encountered her fourth bout of cancer was an inspiration to everyone who knew her.
She was born on April 2, 1960 in Kansas City, Missouri to Bonnie and Bruce Jones.
Laura graduated from Shawnee Mission South High School in 1978 and continued her education at Kansas University where she majored in Social Welfare. Her education prepared her for an established career working with children of all ages.
Laura’s surviving family members include her mother, Bonnie Jones; siblings, Lisa Endriss (Chris), Bruce H. Jones, Jr. (Missy), Jason Bradley Jones (Alisa); sister-in-law Jossy Jones; nieces and nephews – Brandon Richard (Evelyn), Rachal Collins, Geoffrey Jones, Jr., Christopher Jones, Grace Jones, Lainey Jones, Bradley Jones, Jr., Alison Jones; great-nieces and nephews – Brandon Richard, Jr., Alex Collins, Sofia Richard and Avery Jones. Laura also leaves behind many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and numerous devoted long-time friends including Doug McDonald who became an honorary Jones many years ago. There will be a permanent void left in the hearts of all who loved Laura.
Now that she is with her Savior, Laura joins her brother Brian and her father, grandparents, aunt, uncles, cousins and friends who left this earth too soon. Many adoring pets were deeply loved by Laura and the belief that she would be reunited with them and also her loved ones gave her comfort in her final days.
A Celebration of Laura’s life will be held on Friday, August 9, 2019, 7 p.m., Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 9514 Perry Lane, Overland Park, Kansas 66212.
www.OurLaura.com contains the complete obituary and photos of Laura throughout her life.
Miranda Henderson says
I only got to take care of Laura a couple times, but in our short time together her loving soul, compassion, and kind heart touched me. She made me a beautiful picture of a sloth, as she did for the the nurses and doctors who took care of her. I will forever keep that picture hanging on my fridge. Her KU family is sending lots of prayers to her loving family/friends! We will forever keep her in our hearts!
Kelly Doherty says
Laura… We are heartbroken… The world lost a beautiful soul and heaven is richer today because of her. My family was privileged to know her and have her in our lives for 8+ wonderful years. She was a mother to my three daughters and a sister to me. Words cannot express what she meant to me, my husband and my girls and the impact she had on our lives. She was part of our family. She taught my girls to be the women they are today….lovers of Jesus, brave, courageous, kind and loving. She will forever be a part of our family and live on in our memories. I thank the Lord that we were able to have her in our lives for those years. We were truly blessed.
Brien Moylan says
Laura worked in the nursery for many years at Knox Church. Laura loved taking care of children and they loved being around her. Thank you, Laura and God bless you and your family, now and forever.
Marcie Mahoney says
Laura lived up the street. We’d go to each other’s houses and I’d see her at Knox Church, Hillcrest Jr. High and SM South. We followed the same path; Social Welfare. She was such a giving, beautiful soul who will be dearly missed.