Anita Louise Jones


Date: Fri, September 16, 2016
Start time: 11:00 am
Coal Ridge Cemetery
1034 IA S71 Knoxville, Iowa 50138
Arrangements By:
The Cremation Society of Iowa


Anita Louise Jones

Feb. 5, 1938 - Sept. 8, 2016

Anita Louise Locker of Knoxville, Iowa was born February 5, 1938, in the city of Bussey, Iowa. She was the eldest daughter of Kenneth Rex Locker and Emma Alvena (Smith) Locker. She graduated from Bussey High School with the class of 1958. That same year, on April 25, 1958 she and Donald Lee Jones were united in marriage in Bussey, Iowa. To this marriage, three children were born: Rex Jones, Max Jones and Korena Vos.

Anita spent years at home as a full time housewife and mother all while working at Pella Plastics and for Frundt Hybrid Seed Corn in Pella, Iowa and Pella windows in Pella, Iowa. She enjoyed making crafts and collecting knick knacks—with a particular fondness for googly eyes. She enjoyed cooking, especially her “family famous” chicken noodles. She loved all aspects of the human experience, from the peacefulness of watching little birds to the thrills of horror movies. Anita was a woman who loved people. Her love was apparent every time she pulled someone in for a hug. Anita was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister to her family.

She is survived by her children, Rex Jones of Pershing, Iowa and Korena Vos (Steve Shondel) of Chariton, Iowa; her two sisters, Wilma Huff of Newton, Iowa and Dorthy Fenton of Atlantic, Iowa; three grandchildren, Shannon Zubrod of Williamsburg, Iowa, Michelle Knox (Shawn) of Harvey, Iowa, and Keith Jones (Gina) of Pella, Iowa; daughter-in-law, Kathy Jones of Harvey, Iowa; as well as several great-grandchildren.

Anita passed away on September 8, 2016, at her residence in Knoxville, Iowa at the age of 78 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Jones, on April 8, 2001, at the age of 64 years; her son, Max Jones on May 8 2006, at the age of 46 years; her parents, Kenneth and Emma Locker; her sister, Janice Kaster on March 9, 2015, at the age of 70 years; and her grandson, Shaun Jones, on December 8, 2012, at the age of 32 years; and daughter-in-law, Joy Jones on January 8, 2016 at the age of 56 years.

Graveside service will be at Coal Ridge Cemetery on Friday September 16, 2016 at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, bring your favorite covered dish and join the family at Anita’s residence for a luncheon following services.

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