Obituaries Bill Jones

Bill Jones


Bill Jones

July 17, 1930 – Oct. 5, 2020

TOPEKA — Bill Jones, Topeka, died Monday, October 5, 2020. He was 90.

He was born July 17, 1930, in Topeka, the son of Earl and Davenna Jones. He attended Topeka High School and graduated from Overbrook High School in 1948 and Washburn University in 1953.

He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps until retiring. After retiring from the military, he began his employment with USD 501,until retiring in 1990.

Bill married Pattie Parre Dec. 27, 1953, in Osage City. She survives in Topeka. They enjoyed 67 years together and especially their travels around the world.

Cremation is planned. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, at Overbrook Cemetery, Overbrook. Dove Cremations and Funerals, Southwest Chapel, is assisting the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospital Travel Fund, 1305 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS 66612 or KTWU Endowment, 1700 S.W. College Ave., Topeka, KS 66621.

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