Mary M. "Peggy" Jones |

Mary M. "Peggy" Jones

Mary M. “Peggy” Jones, age 83, passed away Nov. 8, 2005, at M. J. Clark Retirement Village in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She was born Nov. 4, 1922, in Wyandotte, Mich., and lived most of her life in Northville, Mich., where she attended the First Presbyterian Church, was a proofreader for the Northville Record, volunteered for the American Red Cross and was a Girl Scout leader. She was a longtime member of the Ann Arbor Choral Union. Peggy met her husband, Albert, while attending Michigan State College, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. After retirement, she and Al moved to Cherokee Village in Hardy, Ark., where she was a member of the Players Guild, President of the Methodist Women’ Society, a member of the church choir and bell choir and also a member of the Square Dancing Association. Peggy is remembered by her family and friends for her lovely singing voice. She was thrilled to have had an opportunity to sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Peggy had a great appreciation for the beauty that surrounded her. She was a gifted poet, pianist and artist. She loved to sew and knit. She graced her family with a special love and a charming sense of humor. She is survived by her children, Carol L. (James Y). Watson, of Northport, Mich., Margaret Susan (Wesley W.) Bara, of Lansing, Mich, and John A. “Jack” Jones, of Glenwood Springs; grandchildren, Jeffrey R. (Jennifer) Joanisse and their children Winston and Isaac; Andrew J. Watson, Kathryn L. Watson, Thomas G. and Anne Bara, Daniel J. Bara and David Charles Bara; sisters Jean Greenshields and Joan Misener, of Florida; and nieces, nephews, cousins and long-time friend, Gladys Weiss. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert E. Jones III, an infant brother, Jackie, and dear friend Ruth Jerome. There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the M. J. Clark Retirement Village in Grand Rapids, Mich., with Pastor Beth I. Ernest officiating. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider International Heifer Project, P.O. Box 1692, Merrifield, VA 22116-1692 or the Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross.

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