Althea Grace Jones

Althea Grace Jones, 88, of New Bethlehem, PA, passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at Kittanning Care Center surrounded by her family.

She was born June 20, 1926 in Chickasaw, PA, the daughter of Harold and Minnie (Williams) Hilliard.

Althea was a lifetime resident of the area and graduated from Kittanning High School. She was a member of Widnoon United Methodist Church and also belonged to the Widnoon United Methodist Church Women’s group. In her spare time, Althea enjoyed sewing, reading and growing flowers. She was a talented cook and loved caring for her home and family. Althea will be best remembered for always being dedicated to her family’s well-being.

he will be deeply missed by her sons, Colbert E. Jones and wife, Mary Ann, of Templeton, Garry L. Jones, of Fort Myers, FL, Lewis E. Jones, of New Bethlehem, Nathan W. Jones and wife, Esther, of New Bethlehem, Mark A. Jones and wife, Kelli, of Widnoon, and Karl W. Jones, of Dayton, PA; grandchildren, Christopher Jones and wife, Jo, of Las Vegas, NV, Kristina Cholak and husband, Mike, of Ford City, Bryan Jones and wife, Megan, of Nashville, TN, Lewis Todd Jones and wife, Amanda, of Lancaster, PA, Heather Mae George and husband, Kyle, of Kittanning, Kurtis M. Jones, of Clarion, and Lyndsey B. Jones, of Widnoon; and great-grandchildren, Evan, Dominic, Savannah, Leyland, Emmalynn and Kaden.

Althea was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Colbert A. Jones; brother, Ivan Hilliard; and daughter-in-law, Sandy Jones.

Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at the Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 758 Main St., Rimersburg.

Additional visitation will be from 10 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Monday, January 19, 2015 at the funeral home, with Pastor Joni Williams officiating.

Burial will be in Rimersburg Cemetery, Rimersburg, Pennsylvania.

Contributions may be made in Althea’s honor to the Widnoon United Methodist Church, 108 Unger Rd., Templeton, PA 16259.

Arrangements are being handled by Bauer-Hillis Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.

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