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Kathleen “Kathy” Jones


Kathleen “Kathy” Jones, age 91, walked on to her heavenly home on October 22, 2023. Kathy was born July 18, 1932 in Thompson, MI to parents Hiram and Elaine (Boyd) Squires. With her early years in the north, the upper peninsula was always ‘home’ to her. Later, her family moved south where she graduated from Warren High. On September 25, 1959, she was united in marriage to Billy Homer Jones in Warren, Michigan. Their years together brought them back and forth between the Harrison area and Kentucky.

Kathy was a beautician, EMT, and a busy mother of six before attending Mid Michigan Community College for her LPN license. Most of her medical career was spent working in nursing homes. At one time, she was also a civilian marksman. Kathy enjoyed cooking, gardening, and canning for her family. She was proud of her heritage as a member of the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. And as a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Kathy enjoyed sewing quilts for those in need and being involved in church activities. The Brook of Houghton Lake was her home for the last few years. So many there became like family, and she considered the staff her girls. The role as “GG” was her favorite. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandbabies and liked to share many stories about them.

Surviving Kathy are children; Amy (Jim) Yost of Prudenville, MI; Angie (John Teague) Grundy of Webberville, MI; Sherry (Bruce) Chandler of Robards, KY; Gary (Sassy) Jones of Graham, KY; Larry (Kitty) Jones of Clarksville, TN, thirteen grandchildren; Jimmy, Ben, Jamie, Sarah, B. J., Sara, Billy, Kendra, Samantha, Christen, Danielle, Jeremiah and Mark, twenty-one great-grandchildren; Logan, Alex, Claire, Jacob, Isaiah, Isaac, Caleb, Elisha, Hannah, Gracie, Payton, Keenan, Ava, Gunnar, Hunter, Claire, Lily, Ivy, Violet, Wesley, and Wynona. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Billy Jones; son Danny Jones; great-grandson Noah Yost; sister Pearl Carr.  

Funeral services honoring Kathy will be held Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. from Clark-Stocking Funeral Chapel, 165 West Oak Street, Harrison with Pastor Timothy Sheridan officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Plains Cemetery, Harrison. Visitation for Mrs. Jones will take place on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at Clark-Stocking Funeral Chapel from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and on Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. until time-of-service. Memorial gifts in memory of Kathleen may be considered to: St. Luke Ladies Christian Fellowship or Compassus Hospice. To share an online memory or condolence with Kathy’s family, please visit: Arrangements and care of Mrs. Jones are entrusted with Clark-Stocking Funeral Chapel and Cremation Service (989)539-7810.