Stricken seriously ill last Wednesday when she suffered a stroke, Mrs. Barbara Jones, eighty-one, 168 Madison Street, city, was claimed by death yesterday afternoon. In her demise Wilkes-Barre loses one of its most highly esteemed and loveable old ladies and many were the expressions of regret voiced when announcement of her death was made in the neighborhood.

Born in Nova Scotia she came to Plymouth in 1868, fifty-five years ago, and resided there until thirty-four years ago when the family came to Wilkes-Barre. About four years ago she suffered a first stroke but recovered sufficiently to be about the house until Wednesday.

Mrs. Jones was a devout member of the Presbyterian Church and in her younger days took an active part n the activities of her church. She was charitably incled and no appeals from the needy were needed by her. She possessed many ennobling traits of character which endeared her to all who knew her. In her neighborhood she was looked upon as the "Grand Old Lady." She had a smile and a cherry word for everybody, especially the young folks and she will be greatly missed by the little ones.

The deceased is survived by the following children: Obediah, at home; Harry, Wilkes-Barre; Robert, Detroit; George, Philadelphia; also by one sister, Miss Jane Turnball, Wilkes-Barre and a brother, William Turner, Plymouth.

The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. Services will be conducted at the home and interment will be in Shawnee Cemetery at Plymouth.

This article was given to me by my grandmother Dorothy Truswell and has been placed here without persmission. There is no author on the article so I have no way of giving credit to anyone for writing it.

Thank you
Tim Morehouse Jr.

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