Martha E. Jones, 74, Gilead, passed at 7:01 a.m., Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at Dukes Memorial Hospital of Peru.
Martha was born on April 23, 1946, in New Castle, to the late Roscoe LeRoy “Rocky” and Carolyn Marie (Davis) Retherford. She married on Jan. 3, 1964, to Darrell M. Jones, he preceded on Feb. 11, 2011.
She was a graduate of Anderson High School in 1964. She was a homemaker and her life goal was to raise her family. She loved her kids, grandkids, and great grandson. She was known to be a lot fun and enjoyed all kinds of music. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed crocheting, coloring, and sewing and was an excellent seamstress. She made clothes for her kids as well as dolls.
Martha is survived by her children Darrin Jones of Gilead; Tim Jones of Gilead; and Kristi and husband Barry Vigar, rural Macy; grandchildren, Brantley, Racheal, and Bobby; a great grandson Archer; siblings Rosalie Crouch, Anderson, and Larry LeRoy and wife Jodi Retherford, Summitville; and six nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her niece Melinda.
The funeral service will take place at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 14, at Hartzler Funeral Home 305 West Rochester Street Akron, with Pastor Trent Eikenberry and Pastor Robert Engle.
The committal service will take place in the East Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, at 2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 14.
Visitation hours will be from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 at Hartzler Funeral Home, Akron.
Memorial contributions can be made in Martha’s memory to your local animal shelter.