At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

American Diabetes Association
P.O. Box 15829
Arlington, VA 22215
(800) 342-2383
Web Site

American Heart Association
3186 Paysphere Circle
Chicago, IL 60674
Web Site

Life Story / Obituary


It is with great sadness we share with you the death of John Richard Jones on April 25, 2015 in Traverse City, Michigan. John was born in Racine, Wisconsin on August 4, 1929, the only child of Richard Wallace and Jeannette Jackson Jones. He leaves behind the love of his life and favorite dance partner, Maria 'Midge' Hanson Jones just months shy of 65 years of marriage. He is survived by four children, Richard (Pauline) Jones, Gwendolyn Jones, Jeannette (Sandy) Jones and Sarah Jones Elliott, six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

John worked for many years as a sales manager for McKesson Robbins and Humiston-Keeling. His second career was an owner of a wildlife art store and avid collector of anything old, especially decoys and sporting collectables.

Following his wishes there will be no visitation or services. The family will honor and celebrate his life with a private service in the fall. Please visit John's webpage at www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guest book and share a message with his family.

The family has asked in lieu of flowers to make memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312 or the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.