Dolores E. Jones nee Mullen of Maryland Heights, MO, formerly of Cuba, MO, was born on Wednesday, August 29, 1928 in St. Louis, MO to John Edward Mullen and Martha Leona Walden Mullen. She passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021, at Evelyn’s House in Creve Coeur, MO at the age of 92 years, 8 months, and 25 days.
She attended schools in the Crawford County R-II School District. She married the love of her life Bill Z. Jones in Steelville, MO on August 19, 1946 and to this union two children were born. They were married for 69 years before his death in 2015.
In her younger years, Dolores owned and operated her own hair salon out of her basement called the Pink Flamingo Salon. She styled the hair for her family, friends, neighbors, and those she attended church with. She had accepted the Lord early in life. She and Bill attended and were very active at Fee Fee Baptist Church in St. Louis, MO. They loved bowling in the church league, attending Sunday School, and helping in Vacation Bible School.
Dolores was a member of Maryland Heights Extension Club for over 30 years. She volunteered at Missouri Baptist hospital as a food tray passer and both she and Bill delivered food for Meals on Wheels. She had a servant’s heart and loved helping others. She also substituted as a cook at Remington Elementary School in Maryland Heights.
She was talented at quilting, knitting, and crocheting. She had made a quilt for every one of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved roses and tending to her flowers. She enjoyed watching Gunsmoke on TV. She had a special bond with her son's dog, a 140 lb. plus Cane Corso named Bruno. She was especially fond of her grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents John and Martha Mullen; parents-in-law John and Oma Veach Jones; brothers Ed (Alma Gene) Mullen, Wayne Mullen, and Don (Lois Jean) Mullen; sisters-in-law Pearl (Roy) Barnacle, Mary (Jim) Roberts, and Alma (Cecil) Edgar; brothers-in-law Kenneth (Lucille) Jones, John (Ida) Jones, and Doyle (June) Jones.
She is survived by her children Darlene (Daniel) Ploussard of Maryland Heights, MO and Mark (Brenda) Jones of Florissant, MO; brother Clinton (Judith) Mullen of Derby, KS; sister-in-law Joy Mullen of Woodbury, TN; grandchildren Stephanie (Harold) Burton, Douglas (Tabitha) Goodman, Marcus Jones, Jason Jones, and Brittany Jones all of St. Louis, MO; great grandchildren Justin Goodman, Joshua Rinck, Collin Jones, Brandon Jones, Mya Jones, Alaina Jones all of St. Louis, MO and Brendan Goodman of Venice, FL; great-great grandchild Ethan Goodman of St. Louis, MO; nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Visitation was from 12:00PM to 1:00PM on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, MO. Funeral Service immediately followed at 1:00PM with Rev. Spencer Hutson officiating. Burial was at Lick Creek Cemetery, Cuba, MO.
Memorials may be given to Lick Creek Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, MO.
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