Joan Jones

Joan Jones

Joan Jones

Joan Von Behren Jones, age 79, passed away on her birthday, March 12, 2014, at Villa Pines Living Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 15th, 2014 at Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin.  Pastor Tim Board will officiate.  Interment will be at Mt. Repose Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 14th, 2014 at Roseberry’s Funeral Home and again on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Joan was born to Christian Henry and Josephine (Paepke) Von Behren on March 12, 1935, at the family farm in Troy Township, Sauk County.  She received her early education at Cassell School and graduated from there in the spring of 1949.  Her family relocated to Sauk City that year and she graduated from Sauk City High School as class valedictorian in 1953.  She entered Wisconsin State College-Platteville and graduated in 1957 with a B.S. degree in Secondary Education.  Joan married John Robert Jones on July 28, 1956, and joined him at Fort Hood, Texas upon completion of her degree in 1957.

Upon John’s separation from the U.S. Army in 1958 they returned to Wisconsin and made their home in the Adams-Friendship community where John was employed as a teacher at Adams-Friendship High School.

Joan worked as a substitute teacher at A-F High School throughout the 1960’s.  She taught adult classes for Mid-state Technical College in the late 60’s and early 70’s.  She entered graduate school at UW-Madison and received an M.S. degree in Counseling and Guidance in 1971.  In 1974 she accepted a position as a guidance counselor at A-F High School.

While at A-F High School, Joan served as a class advisor, National Honor Society Advisor, Academic Decathlon Coach and was named the first district Title IX Coordinator and served in that capacity for 14 years working to bring the A-F School District into compliance with federal requirements. She was a member of the Wisconsin Education Association (WEA), the A-F Education Association, and the Wisconsin School Counselor Association and was certified by the National Board for Counselor Certification.  She served for many years as part of the Equity Cadre of CESA 5 and the Department of Public Instruction.

In addition to her professional life and raising her family, Joan was an avid reader, serving the Adams County Library Board for 13 years during the formation of the county library.  She enjoyed sewing and cooking for her family and friends.

Joan began singing in her very early childhood and was a member of choruses, choirs and vocal ensembles throughout her school days.  She sang for many weddings, funerals and special occasions for much of her life.  She was proud to have been among the founding members of the Sand County Players in 1977.  She acted, sang, directed, and assisted in almost every aspect of their productions over the years.  She served its Board of Directors almost continuously from its beginning to the time of her death as both Board Chair and director.

After her retirement in 1995, Joan became active in the Adams County Historical Society, the Adams County Retired Educators and the Adams-Friendship Education Foundation.

In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by three brothers: Lyle (Mary), Alan, Sr. and Dale, Sr. Von Behren; a niece, Marissa Roofe and nephews, Michael and Dale Von Behren, Jr.

Joan is survived by her beloved husband, John R. Jones, sister, Shirley (Edwin) Knudson and brother, Rodney (Jackie) Von Behren; sisters-in-law Monnie and Kathleen Von Behren and Mary Jones; a brother-in-law David (Diane) Jones, and a maternal aunt, Leona Shinker; her daughter, Dawn Rae (Marc) Jahnke and three sons: John Alan (Brenda), Hugh David (Eunice) , and Wynn Dale Jones, Grandchildren Marissa (Charles) Glenn, Kasey (Kevin Richter) Jones, Alicia and John Jones.  Brandin McConochie, Karissa (Chad) Kratz and great grandchildren: Karlee, Christopher and Cassie Jo Kratz.  Also surviving are a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as a lifetime of kind and caring neighbors and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Adams-Friendship Education Foundation Arts Center Fund or a charity of your choice.

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  1. Marie Robicheau says:

    May God in tenderness impart courage & comfort unto your hearts.
    She was a great lady, friend and so much fun to be with. She will be remembered and missed by all who knew her.
    May God bless each and everyone in your family to deal with such a great loss

  2. Rick Falk says:

    I was so sad to hear of Joan’s passing. She was a great lady in so many different ways. Always a smile on her face for everyone she met. Always tried to help anyone in need. Always took the time to give advise to any student who dropped in regardless of time of day and what she was doing. Always encouraging. Always looking on the bright side of any issue, and finding that silver lining. A beautiful voice and talented actress! We may have lost a friend on earth, but God has gained an angel in Heaven. I’ll bet she has already joined the choir! My deepest sympathy and prayers are extended to John and family.

  3. Lori Ward says:

    I am sad to hear of Mrs. Jones passing. My prayers and thoughts to the family.

  4. Ginny (Newsom) Batie says:

    May knowing that Mrs. Jones had made a positive impact on so many lives that she touched while on this earth help you during this difficult time. Blessings to the Jones family.

  5. Tamra (Tammy) Abbott says:

    My prayers go out to the Jones family. So sorry to hear about the loss of Joan. She was a wonderful lady! She is at peace now & an angel looking down on all of us! Remember all of the good memories & cherish them.

  6. Dennis & Judy Allen says:

    John and family, If you were lucky enough to cross paths with Joan in your lifetime, you certainly remember the contagious smile and great attitude she always had. Let all of the wonderful memories help you through this difficult time, Joan is smiling down on all of us, thanks Joan for your giving life. Our sympathy and prayers are with you all.

  7. laurie and pat waite says:

    My deepest sympathy to the Jones family, our prayers are with you.

  8. Marissa and Charles Glenn says:

    Best Grandma that a granddaughter could ask for! You were absolutely amazing and will be greatly missed, but in the words of Mike Leckrone, “We never say goodbye, simply we’ll see you soon, and ON WISCONSIN!”

  9. Edward and Lorelei Steiskal says:

    So sorry for your loss, Joan was one of the most wonderful people we have ever had the honor to meet.

  10. Terry Barthel says:

    Rest in Peace Mrs. Jones, You touched many lives in the time you were with us..

  11. Terry Barthel says:

    My prayers to the Jones family…Whenever I came to school (way back when) and I walked in a class room and Mrs. Jones was a sub for the day I knew it was going to be a good day..She was a very special lady..Rest in Peace Mrs. Jones..

  12. Barb and Kevin McCue says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the family. She was a wonderful lady.

  13. Debra Lawsing says:

    I have so many fond memories of Joan. No one can ever come close to her sense of humor. She was a fighter. My thoughts are with the family.

  14. Mark and Jo Ann (Ribbke) Hiller says:

    Our deepest condolences go out to Mrs Jones family… She was quite a lady and will be missed.

  15. Bill & Judy Taylor says:

    John & Family: Please accept our sympathy for your loss. Joan had spent her entire life giving to others and expecting nothing in return. She served as a role model of service to her community, family, & friends. During her life she had touched thousands of people in a positive way. As a result she has made us all better individuals. May your void of her presence be replaced by her memories and she will continue to provide you with guidance. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers as you heal from the loss of your loved one.

  16. Nancy (Lobenstein) Pedersen says:

    Dear family of Mrs. Jones… She always told me she was my “Ma Jones” whenever I would see her. I got to know Mr. and Mrs. Jones in 1968 as I became their babysitter during the summers and then of course many nights too. I always had so much fun watching John, Hugh, Dawn and Wynn. Mrs. Jones sang at my wedding and she was my seamtress taking care of all my alterations for my wedding dress. She was such a perfect lady, always had such a beautiful smile. The world has lost a wonderful lady but we have gained another angel to watch over us. May you Rest In Peace Ma Jones… Never to be forgotten, Nancy

  17. Art and Mary Jo Foster says:

    May God bless her family. Joan was a great lady. She always seemed happy to see us when our paths crossed. She was such a great example for all those around her.

  18. Kimberly Hein Harris says:

    Joan was a sweet, witty , and wonderful woman, mom, friend , grandmother, and mentor to many and will be missed! May God give you the strength to see you through this time of sorrow. My dear friend Dawn ,hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about. So very sorry you’ve lost your mom, I am here for you anytime if you need or want anything and always will be . Love you,Kimberly

  19. Monica Arndt (twachtman) says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the jones family. She was always a friendly face in a crowd to talk to and reminisce. She always asked how everyone in the family was doing and what we were doing. Very find memories.

  20. June Hesler says:

    My deepest sympathy to the Jones Family. I too will miss her.

  21. Larry and Becky Oleson says:

    Our sincere sympathy is extended to the entire family.

  22. Hans & Dorothy Menck says:

    To all the Jones family- We are so very sorry for your loss. Joan was a wonderful woman who always had time for everybody. May God help you through this sad time.

  23. Rhonda Shinker Malhotra says:

    So very sorry to that cousin Joan is gone. She was a very special lady and will be missed.

  24. Karen Hoffmann, James & Matthew Schindlbeck says:

    Our deepest sympathy for John and family, we were quite sadden for your loss. My boys say how privileged they were to have Joan as a guidance courslor and thought so highly of her. No matter how many students Joan dealt with, she always made each one feel very special. It seemd Joan always would bring a smile to ones face especially when the “school days” got rough! I will always remember her sitting in her chair rolling from one end of her office to the other end with a BIG smile on her face! She really new how to make a day run smoothier. Such an amazing women. We will always cherish the memories of her and how she made so many people smile!

  25. Ron and Deb Boettcher says:

    Our sincere condolences at this time. Joan was a caring and compassionate person. She undoubtedly will be remembered for a very long time – memories that will carry the Jones Family through this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.

  26. Audrey and Robert Hein says:

    Sorry I can’t be there my special Jones Family. May the love of God surround you. Those we love live forever in our hearts. Mother Jones we celebrate your life, you gave so much to others. I will cherish our friendship forever.

  27. Laurie Falash says:

    Truly a wonderful woman. I so enjoyed seeing her in the Sand County Plays. Much talent all rolled into one beautiful lady. My deepest sympathy. Melba

  28. Sandy (Fusaro) & Doug Renner says:

    She was one of the most wonderful women I know. I have known her for more than 50 years and she always made me laugh every time I saw her. John, I’m afraid you and I are in trouble (again), because when your mom and mine get together and start comparing stories they may each find out things they didn’t already know. Watch out for the lightening, of course after all these years there probably isn’t much they hadn’t already found out. I feel blessed to have talked to her not more than a couple of weeks ago. I will miss her greatly. Our Deepest Sympathy.

  29. Mike and Kathy Kopf says:

    Our condolences go out to the Jones family. While I never had the opportunity to meet Joan, I believe you can always gauge the character of a parent on the character of his or her children. Knowing John and Huey, it is quite obvious that Joan was a person of great knowledge, who had a large and caring heart.

  30. Terri Parr Maguire (Hilo HI) says:

    John and family,
    Our sincere condolences. Joan was an inspiration in my teaching and a great source of support in tough personal times. I will miss our annual visits. Mike was happy he had a chance to know her and thank her for her influence on our daughter. Our thoughts are with you.

  31. Ray and Cheri Witz says:

    Our sincere condolences to her family. She was our guidance counselor in high school. She will be missed in our community.

  32. Steven "Scoop" Schotten says:

    My condolences to John, Brenda and your family!!!!

  33. Janis Bacon Rhinehart says:

    Joan was a great Lady. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God grant you peace.

  34. Pam Collins says:

    Dawn and the entire Jones family, thinking of you and the wonderful memories so many people have to cherish of Mom Jones.

  35. Deb (Smith) Wolf and Randy Smith says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Joan has a wonderful life story and we are certain she will be greatly missed by many, many people.
    Deb and Randy

  36. Lora Harvey Poppele says:

    My heart felt condolence to the family of Joan. She was truly a remarkable woman. How very blessed everyone was to know and love her. The memory of Joan will always be held in high regard. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  37. Denise Schmidt says:

    Sincere Sympathy To The Entire Family……she was an inspiration to me and to the whole community. Her warm smile and silent embrace were always there when you needed it to be. She will be missed. Heaven has gained a very special angel.

  38. Chuck and Barb (Larson) Dehmlow says:

    So sorry for your loss. You have our sincere condolences at this difficult time. Mrs. Jones was quite the lady, she will be missed by many.

  39. Dianne (Stevens) Baumann says:

    What an amazing lady! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  40. peter j coles says:

    may the great spirits welcome her and give her loved ones peace of mind memories will keep her in the hearts that loved her

  41. Frank and Pat Kierstyn says:

    John and family,

    Your loss is shared by our whole community and beyond. As much as we wish Joan could have been been with us forever, her example is her legacy. Not many of us will ever touch as many lives as she has.

  42. Irene Rathermel and family says:

    Our condolences to Joan’s family – she was a wonderful lady and will be missed.

  43. Melissa Parr says:

    My deepest sympathies to Joan’s Family.
    Joan was a great woman that caught me before I had screwed up my entire life. She was a great guidance counslor and good friend. When I moved away from my mother she was always there if I needed her and sometimes when I didn’t think I did. She also kept my mother in the loop when I screwed up. Lol not always grateful for that.
    She will be deeply missed by many people in the community she made a huge mark on the world.
    I am grateful that I can say I knew her and she helped me in many ways

  44. Krisitn Grabarski Johnson says:

    What an amazing woman who touched and inspired so many of us A-F Alumni! Her infectious smile and warm voice will be missed by the community and those who knew her. I am very sorry for your loss.

  45. Robert Warren says:

    When you have touched and guided as many hearts and minds as Joan has, you are never really gone. We will miss your smile and physical presence but can take comfort in the lasting memories. Peace and love to you and your wonderful family.

  46. Coral Smith says:

    To the entire Jones family,
    Deepest sympathy to you all at the loss of your dear wife and mom. She will long be remembered, by all who knew her, for the special person she was!

  47. Tom and Terri Harvey-Beversdorf says:

    The Jones’ are wonderful people. We have enjoyed working with John and Joan. We carry the wonderful memories of Joan and the privilege to have been their children’s teachers. Deepest sympathies.

  48. Roberta Nelson Mcfarlane says:

    To jones family, sorry to hear about her death, I remember her in school, she was very sweet.

  49. Dennis M McFarlin says:

    John and Family:

    Our thoughts are with you.

  50. Sherry Sherd says:

    My deepest sympathy to the Jones family She has left this world to soon but what an incredible legacy she has left us in this community. Forever in my prayers

  51. The Jackson Family, Mike Izzy Jimmy Brianna and Kayla says:

    Hugs and love from all of us. Joan was such a great woman, and touched so many lives. Her smile, wit, enthusiasm, and passion will be sorely missed.

  52. Lisa Gurecki and family says:

    My deepest sympathy to your family during this tremendous loss. Joan was a wonderful woman with a passion for life. She touched the lives of so many people, and she will be fondly remembered by many.
    May God watch over you at this time.

  53. Lisa & Ron Allen says:

    Our deepest sympathies to the Jones families. Joan will be greatly missed by all that loved & knew her. Keep your memories close & may they bring you much comfort during the coming days. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. (Class of ’87 & ’86)

  54. Peggy (Joyce) Connell says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of Joan, Mr. Jones. She shall be missed by many in A-F. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. She is in God’s hands now and He is gently holding her. God bless you and your family.

  55. Sue Anderson says:

    Mrs Jones will be truly missed. She was a loving and caring person. She helped to make sure I graduated High School, she always had time for her kids, at school and outside of school. We truly lost a wonderful person. Her love and her light will continue to shine through the wonderful family and friends she left behind. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Always remember the wonderful way she cared for everyone and the smiles she always gave.

  56. Scott and Becky Pease says:

    Mr. Jones and family-

    Thoughts and prayers to you and your family through this difficult time!! What an amazing woman who gave so much to her community!!! God be with you all!!!

    Scott and Becky Pease~

  57. shawna gruber and Rita Foth says:

    Sorry for your loss… she was a great lady.. she will be missed..

  58. Nick & Debbi (Jencks) Segina says:

    We’re so sorry to know that Joan is gone. Reading through the notes and comments, her spirit will live on in all the lives she touched. What a wonderful legacy! Thankfully, she is no longer suffering and can rest in peace knowing His glory. Sending thoughts of comfort to you all.

  59. Dennis & Peggy Falk says:

    The community at large suffers with you John and family. She will be sorely missed. may God bless and keep her!

  60. Kay Olson-Martz says:

    Mr. Jones

    I know you have always told me to call you “John” but it is so difficult, because of the respect I have always had for you with my children in school and you as my “Boss”, you will always be Mr. Jones.

    I can’t tell you how sorry I am for you with the passing of your beloved wife, Joan. She was always such a “Lady”. she was so wonderful with my children as their Advisor. The work and the volunteer hours she gave to our community were truly amazing.

    Mr. Jones I am sorry that I will not be able to attend the services for her. Please accept my deepest Sympathy. Know that she touched the lives of many and not only in our community. They say that when someone passes over, and you see Cardinal’s coming around, that will be your loved one coming to let you know that she is watching over you.

    My deepest Sympathy and I know that through your tears and laughter you will have many memories to share. You and your family will be in my thoughts, as always, Kay Olson-Martz

  61. Tony (Class of 1995) and Gretchen (Class of 1993) Sindelar says:

    To the Jones family:

    Our deepest sympathy and prayers. Mrs. Jones was an inspiration to all who knew her. She was always full of life and energy. She will be missed dearly.

  62. Peggy Stormoen says:

    Joan has been a tremendous influence in my life. Her kindness, caring and concern went beyond the doors of the school. She listened and offered advise that helped me to become an adult. Every time I would be in town to shop or get groceries she would give me the warmest loving hugs. I loved those hugs because they were so genuine. My deepest sympathies to the family.

  63. Elana Ackley says:

    Wynn…. My most sincere condolences to you and your entire family. God has another beautiful angel in his kingdom. Remember our chats and know that she is free now. I am here to talk if you need to. I will hold you and your family in my prayers for comfort for your sorrow.

  64. Dawn & Jim , Zeke & wyatt Stone says:

    Our sincerest sympathy to the family & friends of Joan. May your grief soon become many, many wonderful memories!

  65. Allan & Mary Jo Klaus says:

    John and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed by all of us who were lucky enough to have known her. She touched so many lives in such a positive way and was a great roll model for hundreds of A-F young adults. She will leave a hard to fill void in many community organizations. RIP Joan, Heaven’s choir awaits.

  66. Lori Haschke says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, John.

  67. Tammy ( Graham ) Hammond says:

    So sorry to the Jones family for your loss. She was an amazing woman.

  68. Jim and Ardy Olson says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you John and family. Joan always brought a smile to our faces and brightened our day! She will be missed.

  69. Pat and Les Paulson says:

    Joan was a kind, warm, caring colleague with a wonderful sense of humor.
    Still remember playing “load the bus” after a difficult day at school.
    She helped all the A-F students for so many years.
    Les and I extend our sincere sympathy to all of you.

  70. Lizz & Ken Flory says:

    John & family – so sorry for your loss. I will remember Joan from school, her part in SCP and her work with Relay for Life. She left an impression on many people and will not soon be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  71. Roger and Ellen Chambers says:

    Our deepest sympathy to family of Joan Jones. Joan touched the lives of so many people in a very positive way. She will truly be missed, but never forgotten.

  72. Lester Collins says:

    my heart is heavy with sadness for the loss of this exceptional women. not only did she have a great impact on my life. she was also an inspiration to so many of us. her passion for her family and friends always showed clear. her contributions to the communitee an the arts were widely known and her part in scp history will ring forever. she was a class act. I will sadly not be able to make it back for her funeral. but my heart and prayers will be with her and her family. god bless the Jones family.

  73. Joe Prindle says:

    I want to extend my most sincere sympathies to her friends and family. She was a wonderful, caring person and I am glad to have known her. She touched a lot of lives and helped a lot of young people as they tried to find their place in the world.

  74. Karen (Smith) Barak says:

    I remember Joan’s always enthusiastic participation in school events and the community. She will be missed and remain in the memories of many who have passed the halls of AFHS. To the Jones family; I’m so sorry for this great loss.

  75. Romie and Shirley Theisen and family says:

    Many prayers and condolences to John and family. Always cherish the great memories. Joan was a blessing to this community, never to be forgotten. Now she is likely organizing, singing, dancing in Heaven.

  76. Scott Colburn and Kathy says:

    My sincere condolences on your loss John and family. It is hard to accept your loss at this trying time, but your love for her and your family, and GODs grace will get you through these trying times. I will never forget the times and the pure enjoyment that we shared together with Joan. he was an exceptional woman, and a joy to have known.

  77. Joe and Sue Smith says:

    John and Family,
    Know that Joan is in God’s hands now and he will watch over and bless her. Christmas services will not be the same without her
    beautiful voice. She will be missed by many. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. God be with you and grant you strength
    in this time of loss. Our sincerest sympathy.

  78. Linda Stumpner says:

    My deepest sympathy to the Joan Jones Family.

  79. Lilah Hammond says:

    John and Family my thoughts and prayer’s are with you. Joan was A great happy person will always remember her fondly. We had some great time in the play’s together. Lilah Hammond

  80. Thomas and Brenda Murphy says:

    What a great neighbor, teacher, and friend. Our thoughts and prayers to the family.

  81. Al and Susan (Garnett) Furbee says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. She was always cheerful and helpful to those in the community. She wrote a letter for me when I joined the Air Force and they took that as a better reference than my transcript ! She was a very nice person.
    Deepest sympathy.

  82. Margaret Myers says:

    Brenda and John, prayers for you and your family during this very sad time. Joan always had a smile and time to visit a minute when I would see her in town, she will be missed by many.

  83. Larry & Evelyn Johnston(York) says:

    To the Jones Family, Please except our heart felt sympathy. Joan always had a smile, for all. I have very fond memories of her, as a sub(P.E) It was always so much fun with her. Unless, one would get sent to the locker room early.(and than one knew one did something wrong) Joan had a very warm and giving heart. Rest in peace, Joan. God bless.

  84. Joe and Sharon Lobenstein says:

    Condolences to the family of Joan. May she find eternal rest.
    from A-F alumni:
    Joe Lobenstein ’59
    Sharon Anderson Lobenstein ’60

  85. Kim (Konkel) Williamson says:

    To Joan’s family and loved ones: so sorry for your loss. I appreciated her assisting me with deciding which classes would best benefit me when I went to college. I thank her for looking at our potential and encouraging us to pursue various options after high school and looking out for our best interests.
    -Kim (Konkel) Williamson, AFHS Class of 1994

  86. Kim (Konkel) Williamson says:

    To Joan’s family and loved ones: so sorry for your loss. I appreciated her assisting me with deciding which classes would best benefit me when I went to college. I thank her for looking at our potential and encouraging us to pursue various options after high school and looking out for our best interests. ~Kim (Konkel) Williamson, AFHS Class of 1994

  87. Chuck and Alice Parr says:

    We have wonderful memories of Joan!
    Our condolences to the family.

    Chuck & Alice Parr

  88. Lloyd and Pam VanBeek says:

    John and Family, so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She was a very special and caring lady. Our thought
    and prayers are with you at this time.

  89. Bernie Soley Roggenbauer & Esther Soley says:

    To the entire Jones Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of Joan. May the love you share and all your memories wrap their arms around you and give you peace and comfort.

  90. Jerry and Cindy Murphy says:

    John and family,so sorry to hear about Joan. She was a great lady and neighbor. She will be missed by everyone that knew and loved her. With our sympathy.

  91. Tom Brien says:

    To the Jones family Joan was a very special person and very talented in the many things she was involved in. I have fond memories of Joan playing my Grandma McGinty at the theatre in the history of Adams. I joked with her afterwards that she was my Step Grandmother.

  92. Rose Corton (Schonasky) says:

    My prayers will be with your family at this time.

  93. Bob Bowser Jr says:

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. Joan was an icon in our school while we there and she touched many peoples lives. She will be missed by many but also having her touch our lives was a blessing.

  94. Allison (Duchateau) Storts says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Joan’s passing. My childhood memories are filled with her and other SCP members laughing and having fun while putting on plays. My sympathies go out to her family. She will surely be missed.

  95. Renne & Joe Pinson says:

    John, Wynn and family, you have Joe’s and my sincerest condolences on the passing of your lovely wife, mother, aunt, sister. She was a beautiful woman, inside and out. The angels will not have to train her long, and they may want to take a few notes when she gets situated at the head of that class in heaven. Cherish your memories, lean on your loved ones and one day at a time. Prayers to you all.

  96. Stephen & Diane Hamilton says:

    We have many fond memories of Joan. She was always encouraging and supportive. She was a wonderful lady. May you and your family find comfort in knowing that you will see Joan again one day. Psalm 116:15, Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. Prayers for you and your family, John.

  97. Greg Manthey says:

    Our thoughts are with the entire Jones family during this difficult time. Joan was a terrific person who raised some extraordinary kids! To John, Hugh, Dawn and Wynn, know that your mother was an inspiration to all who passed thru the doors at Adams Friendship school district!

  98. Judy & Jerry Jameson says:

    We are very sorry to hear of Joan’s passing…….our heartfelt condolences to her family.

  99. Randy Oliva says:

    Moving from Chicago to Adams Friendship at the start of my high school years was very nerve raking for me. Joan made the transition so easy. Helped make starting in a new school so welcoming. And she was always there anytime to talk to with any problems through those years. And especially encouraged me to follow my dreams as a performer. She def. made an impact on my life. Thank you Joan. God Bless you.

  100. Derek & Lisa Curless says:

    God bless your family during this difficult time. Now is the time to cherish the many great memories that you had with Joan and surround yourself with friends and loved ones. She was a very special lady who had a contagious laugh – her love for the Arts is something that I will always admire about her.

  101. Joyce Moore says:

    Word cannot express the sorrow when I heard of Joan’s passing .The entire community will miss her. Keep the wonderful memories close .Memories are such a comfort in days to come Prayers

  102. Loren Lecy and Peg Henriken says:

    Joan was onc of a kind, always smiling and sharing her wit. As you hold each other for comfort share her memories. Let God, family, and friends comfort you during this difficult time. she love all of you. happy birthday Joan, RIP.

  103. The Family of Richard C. Holt says:

    I want to express my deepest sympathies to your family. I remember growing up in the A&F area and having Joan right there beside all us kids. She was a special lady and I remember her kind words during my own parents funerals.
    From the Richard C. Holt & Family, Jeff, Tim, Todd, Troy and Rob

    Timothy Holt
    La Crosse, Wisconsin

  104. Wendy Wenzel says:

    I am so truely sorry for your loss. I loved her as if she was my own mother; she helped me dearly when I needed her and was my salvation many a times…She will be very much missed. God Bless you all. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

  105. Gary Zernia says:

    My condolences to the entire Jones family,
    I will alway remember Joan and the warmth she
    Showed me and everyone who’s heart she touched.
    She will a special place in my heart always.

    Gary Zernia

  106. Aletta & Bob Grabarski says:

    John and family, our deepest sympathy in the loss of a special lady, your beloved Joan. You must be of heavy heart and mere words will not in themselves lessen the load, however your memories of her as well as memories of so many others and their words will help you appreciate what a special person she was. The positive reflections will pay tribute to the legend she leaves. In the words of a recent song, “It’s not what you take with you when you go, but what you leave behind!” May she Rest in Peace!

  107. Robby & Jackie Yost says:

    Joan’s smile always brightened up the room were ever she was. She will be missed by all in the community. Rest in peace Joan we love you! All our prayers to your family.

  108. Dennis L Bubla (San Antonio, TX) says:

    To the Jones Family, I extend my sincere condolences, with thanks and appreciation to Ms. Jones for the memories to us as students in AF High. Such a distinguished teacher and counselor with an even more distinguished professional career; Ms. Jones shall always be remembered for her kind words, empathy towards students, and overall care and concern she demonstrated to us on a daily basis; which has carried so many of us onwards and upwards in our own careers through across this nation and the world. It is the important and distinctive accomplishments, coupled with a the attributes of a fine, honorable lady, that many of us in the community shall always remember with fondness for many years to come. Thank you, Ms. Jones. I pray Almighty God shall rain down an abundance of peace and blessings for the family in their time of loss.

  109. Jeff & Laurie DeVaney says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Joan was a beautiful, funny, wonderful lady who will be missed by many. May she now rest in peace.

  110. Bev Ward says:

    My Deepest Sympathy to the family. Keeping you in my Prayers.

  111. Donna Kirsenlohr says:

    John—our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time. Joan was a lovely person and will be missed by many.

  112. Jodi Helgeson says:

    What wonderful memories we will all have of Joan. I feel privileged to have known her in my lifetime. My prayers are with you all.

  113. Becky Smith says:

    I have so many fond memories of Joan and her beautiful voice as she would share her music in church and her infectious laugh as she spent time with the Academic Decathalon team. She cared deeply about us as students and young adults just beginning our life journeys. My high school years would have been missing a special part if she had not been part of them. She will be missed.

  114. Gordon & Mary Lee Klaus says:

    John and Family…..Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of loss. Everyone who knew Joan will miss her, especially her friends at the Adams County Historical Society and all her “school” friends. Condolences to all of you.

  115. Ross & Mary Moore says:

    Joan has touched many people in her involvement with the community , school and just seeing her at a store. She always said , hi to everyone, asked about the grown children and how they were doing. You shall be missed very much Joan. We extend our sympathy and prayers to her family. God Bless and remember the great memories.

  116. Karen and Don Rathke Hartwig says:

    Joan touched the hearts of many….. She will be missed. Deepest Sympathy.