Journal Express, Knoxville, IA


March 13, 2014

Inez Jones

Inez Luree Jones was born on Feb. 1, 1921, in Swan, the daughter of Earl and Effie (McDaniel) Cowman.

She was raised in the Swan area and attended school there. On May 11, 1940, she was united in marriage to Lester Jones at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. To this union one son, Marvin, was born. The couple made their home near Tracy and farmed for many years. In 1965 they sold the farm and moved to Knoxville. Inez and Lester hung wallpaper and painted after moving to Knoxville. They also worked at Bybee & Davis Funeral Home for over 15 years.

Inez passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at the West Ridge Nursing & Rehab Center at the age of 93 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lester; her brother, Doyle and four sisters: Beverly, Phyllis, Bernita and Norma.

She is survived by her son, Marvin of Knoxville; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and many other family members and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Bybee & Davis Funeral Home in Knoxville on

Saturday, March 1, 2014, with Pastor Brent Hanna officiating.

Musical selections were “One Day at a Time”, “Beyond the Sunset”, “Church in the Wildwood” provided by Geoff Shultz, pianist and Katie Davis, vocalist.

Casket bearers were Rich Jones, Robert Jones, Dick Sterling, Ron VandeKamp, Roger Sytsma and Larry Smith.

Interment was at Graceland Cemetery in Knoxville.

Memorials may be made to H.C.I. Care Services or to the family. Online condolences may be left at

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