Valeria M. (Sue) Jones
Valeria M. (Sue) Jones, 98, formerly of Harmonsburg and a resident of Rolling Fields, passed away there Wednesday, November 27, 2019.

She was born September 3, 1921 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Howard and Nellie McCard Sterling. She married Paul H. Jones April 19, 1942 and he preceded her in death October 17, 1984.

Her greatest joy and love was for her husband, sons, family and friends but always acknowledged first in her life was her Lord Jesus Christ.

At the age of 48 she fulfilled her dream, after traveling over 12,000 miles in one year to Erie, she received her degree as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was employed for 15 years by the former Meadville City Hospital and for 15 years as an office nurse for Dr. David Kirkpatrick and Dr. John Nesbitt, retiring in 1983.

She was a member of the Harmonsburg United Methodist Church for over 75 years where she held many positions in all phases of the church including youth groups, board member, United Methodist Women, community vacation bible school and Wednesday bible study.

She was a former member of the Wesbury Board of Directors, member of the 57 year old Towne Club of which she co-founded, volunteer at the Meadville Area Free Clinic, long-time volunteer with Hospice of Crawford County, member of the Red Hat Society, and attended the Lakeland Area Senior Center.

She loved visiting the sick and elderly, especially those in nursing homes.

Survivors include three sons, Paul Jones of Cleveland, OH, Darryl Jones (Gina) of Meadville, and Lynn Jones (Lisa) of Dicksonburg; six grandchildren, Lance Jones of Cleveland, Tammy Jones of Erie, Lynsey Jones of Meadville, Alexis Gerhart of Columbus, OH, Skylar Jones of Erie and Leah Jones of Santa Rosa, FL; two step-granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Eva Jones of Meadville, Louise Walker of Meadville, and Kathryne Jones of Meadville who became her loving sister for over 75 years; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Leslie Jones; her twin brother, Val Sterling; a daughter-in-law, Della Jones; a half-brother, Harold Sterling; three brothers-in-law, Samuel and Webster Jones and Benjamin Walker; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Overton.

Calling hours will be Sunday, December 1st from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. and Monday, December 2nd from 10-11 a.m. at WAID-COLEMAN FUNERAL HOME, 12422 CONNEAUT LAKE RD., CONNEAUT LAKE. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with the Revs. James Tubbs, Russell Hines, and Joseph Rial officiating.

Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Harmonsburg.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Crawford County, 766 Liberty St., Meadville, PA 16335.

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Paula (Melenson) Gunsallus
Dec 09, 2019
Your family is a big part of the fond memories I have of growing up in Harmonsburg across the street from you. Sue was a wonderful lady, so proud of her family and rightfully so. My sincere sympathy. I too will miss her.
John and Bonnie Molke
Dec 03, 2019
What a wonderful lady! She was a big part of our family’s lives for many years! One of Hod’s angels! Our sincere sympathy to all of you! In God’s Love
Leanne Siedlarz
Dec 02, 2019
I am so sorry for the loss. Being from Harmonsburg, playing ball on the field next to your home there, and attending the Harmonsburg Methodist Church, I was blessed to know your mom for many years. She was always quick with a smile and a kind, thoughtful word. There is one less angel on earth, but one more in heaven.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
michael lipps
Dec 02, 2019
We are sorry for your loss. Everytime i talked with her she was always kind and wanted to let me know more about Harmonsburg. She will surely be missed.
Lynne Jarrell
Dec 01, 2019
My sincere sympathies to all you,Sue was an amazing person! Loved by many ,she & our mother Bea were the best of friends! She is happy seeing her Jesus that she served so we'll !
Marilyn Belski
Nov 30, 2019
My sincere condolences. She was such a kind woman who always made you feel welcome.
kim and eric niederriter
Nov 28, 2019
oh we are so sorry to hear this news, please if you need us we are here for you. this is not an easy season of life. moms sure are special !!! 😢
Doug Slater
Nov 28, 2019
One of the most special ladies who ever lived. She touched so many peoples lives. Next to my parent’s, Sue & Paul were the most influential people in my life. She was my 2nd mom! She wii be greatly missed! Love you Sue!
Tammy Jones
Nov 28, 2019
Together they are ♥️
Tammy Jones
Nov 28, 2019
My heart is 💔..... Grandma Jones lived a wonderful life. I have many many memories of her. She's the reason why I love to bake Xmas cookies. Every year her and I would make an assortment of cookies. I enjoyed every minute of it ♥️You will forever be in my 💓 Love you always 💕💕💕
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