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Geraldine “Gerry” M. Jones

A funeral service celebrating the life of Geraldine “Gerry” M.. Jones, 90, of Newark, formerly of Harbor Hills, will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, with Pastor Bob Beyers as celebrant. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery, Jacksontown.

Gerry died suddenly Monday morning, June 8, 2009 in Newark. She was born July 1, 1919, in Fremont, the daughter of the late Cyrus Ernest and Rosella (Boyer) Wingard. She was a graduate of The Ohio State University, College of Education, Class of 1941. She was a lifelong homemaker, who enjoyed her former memberships in the Hebron United Methodist Church and Hebron Mutual and Civic Improvement Club. She was a former secretary of the Harbor Hills Country Club and Board Member of Structurlite, Inc.

She enjoyed golfing at Harbor Hills and Moundbuilders Country Club, and also enjoyed traveling and reading, and had resided in the Naples, Florida area for many years following retirement.

She is survived by her loving family which includes her husband, Charles Jones; her children, Barbara Hupp of Thornville, Charles (Martha) Jones of Lexington, Ky., William (Jane) of Hebron, David (Linda) of Columbus, Ann (Chris) Swisher of Bloomington, Il., and Katherine (Roderick) Wells of Jacksonville, Fl.; her 14 grandchildren; and her 13 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her four brothers and one sister.

Her family will receive friends on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home, 285 E Main St. in Kirkersville, where an on-line video tribute and guest register are available at www.Hoskinsonfuneral. com.

The family has requested that expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial contributions be made to the Dawes Arboretum, 7700 Jacksontown Rd S.E., Newark, Ohio 43056.

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