Rosemary L (Longstreth) Jones

July 16, 1928 ~ September 15, 2019 (age 91)


91 year old, Rosemary L Jones, of Rensselaer, formerly of Wheatfield, passed away September 15, 2019.

Rosemary was born on July 16, 1928, in Parr, Indiana to William Edward and Nellie Marie (Gilmore) Longstreth. She graduated from Wheatfield High School and attended St. Vincent’s Catholic College in Indianapolis for a nursing degree. She worked at various hospitals and doctor’s offices throughout her career. She was a member of Sorrowful Mother Catholic Church in Wheatfield, Indiana. She married the love of her life, John Frederick ‘Coach’ Jones Jr. on February 18, 1950 at St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer. Rosemary love the Chicago Cubs and IU Basketball.

Rosemary is survived by her loving children: John Frederick III (Marsha) Jones, Mary Kenning, Margaret (Rick) Seymour, William ‘Ed’ (Monica) Jones, 10 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren, and sister-in-law: Sis Longstreth, and 3 foster children: Michael Willoughby, Dan Willoughby, and Brian Willoughby,

Rosemary was preceded in death by her husband: J. Fred ‘Coach’ Jones, granddaughters: Jacqueline Jones Potts, Chelsea Jones, sisters: Lois Smith & Martha Hunter, brothers: ‘Jim’ Longstreth, ‘Bill’ Longstreth, and infant twins: Carl & Leon Longstreth.

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the Boersma Funeral Home, Wheatfield, Indiana. Funeral Mass will take place on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Rensselaer with Father Donald Davison officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Calvery Cemetery, Rensselaer.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Sorrowful Mother Food Pantry

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September 19, 2019

4:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Boersma Funeral Home
90 East Grove Street
Wheatfield, IN 46392

Funeral Mass
September 20, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Augustine Catholic Church (Rensselaer)

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