PHOENIX, NY – Lora A. Jones, 82, of Phoenix, passed away on Monday July 7, 2014, after a long illness.
She was born on Nov. 3, 1931, to her late parents, Ruth Erma (Ingraham) and Leeman Justice Cady, in Preston, NY.
Lora was a graduate of Oxford Academy & Central School, class of 1950.
Lora was very involved in the Phoenix community.
She was a member of Century Club, G .P. I. A., served as a trustee on the Phoenix Library Board, North Country Library Association, Phoenix Central School board member for 10 years – with a two-year post as president, Masonic Lodge achievement award, Post Card Club of Oswego County, Schroeppel Historical Society, Town of Webb Historical Society, Nursery School board member, and a former deaconess.
She was predeceased by brothers and sisters.
Surviving are her loving husband of 62 years, Derwin L. Jones; five daughters and their husbands, Loraine and Don Ridall of Dewitt, Nena and Harry Nash of Syracuse, Debora Jones and Charles Wardhaugh of Volney, Linda and Peter Palmer of Baldwinsville and Loralee and Roy Skinner of Blossvale; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Doris Potter of Oxford, NY; many nieces, nephews, cousins.
Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix.
Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Pennellville United Methodist Church, 389 County Route 54, Pennellville, NY, with Rev. Dr. Russell Hall and the presiding pastor Rev. Jeff Hodge officiating.
Burial will occur at approximately 3:30 p.m. in Riverview Cemetery, County Road 32, Oxford, NY, 13830, and will be conducted by the Behe Funeral Home, Inc., Oxford.
Contributions in Lora’s memory to: the Phoenix Public Library, 34 Elm St., Phoenix, NY 13135