Lois A. Jones, a longtime Waukesha resident, died on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at her home surrounded by her family at the age of 74 years.
She was born in Milwaukee on Sept. 20, 1938 the daughter of James and Martha E. Krasnicky. Lois was a 1956 graduate of Custer High School in Milwaukee. She received her Associates Degree from WCTC in secretarial science and until the day she passed away never regretted her education or the use of her skills. On July 1, 1961 she married Kenneth D. Jones in Milwaukee and they spent their life residing in Waukesha County.
She worked as a secretary for many years and was very active in many organizations including: the Mental Health Advisory Committee of Waukesha County, Dousman Derby Square Dancers, Waukesha Block Parent Safety Program and the local PTO when her children were younger among many others. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Waukesha where she served on several church boards and committees and taught Sunday School. Lois enjoyed traveling, volunteering in different community organizations, playing games, dancing, doing crafts, knitting and crocheting, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.
She will be sadly missed by her husband of 51 years, Kenneth of Waukesha and their two children: Keith D. Jones of Milwaukee and Linda S. (David) Wellerritter of Waukesha along with three grandchildren, Emily Wellerritter of Waukesha, Joshua Jones of Texas and Jessica Jones of Milwaukee. She is further survived by her brother-in-law and sister-in-law George and Erdine Jones of Horseshoe Bend, AR, by her cousin Patricia (Albert) Hajek, her very special friend Trude Deglau along with many other friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her only sister Mary Agnes Krasnicky and her grandson Jacob Jones.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, from 3 p.m. until the 5 p.m. memorial service at First Baptist Church, 247 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186. Reverend James Carlson will preside. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to First Baptist Church, the Waukesha Memorial Hospital Foundation, 725 American Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53188 or to Camp Tamarack, E879 Golke Road, Waupaca, WI 54981.
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