Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Maria (Kotelnikova) Jones

Surrounded by her family, Maria Jones, age 90, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center. Maria was born in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on March 31, 1921.

On July 3, 1947, in Milwaukee she was united in marriage to Donald E. Jones, who preceded her in death, July 31, 2006. Maria was employed at Rainfair for a number of years until her retirement. She was a member of the YWCA, actively involved at the River Bend Nature Center, and volunteered with many community projects and fundraisers. Maria was an avid golfer and played into her late eighties. She remained active swimming with the quarry rats, exercising two to three days a week at the health club, and taking long walks along the lake. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her three children, Karen (Gary) Christianson, Richard (Kathy) Jones, Bruce (Karen) Jones; five grandchildren, Michael Christianson, Nicole and Christopher Jones, Alexis and Andrew Jones; sister-in-law, Marianna Rothe; nephews, Robert Jones and Lance Jones; other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Alexander.

A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, December 4, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Brad Van Fossen officiating. Private graveside services will be held at Wildwood Cemetery in Sheboygan. Relatives and friends may meet with the family on Sunday at the funeral home from noon until time of service at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to one’s favorite charity have been suggested.

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