September 16, 1958 – March 13, 2020
Jones, Michaela Mary, age 61, of Yellow Springs, OH passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 13, 2020, surrounded by family. She was born on September 16, 1958, at The George Washington University Hospital, Washington DC, the daughter of Brigadier General USAF retired, Joseph R. and Alma Joan (Smith) Lowry, both of whom preceded her in death. She grew up as one of five children in a military family living and traveling in various locations around the world including Northern Virginia, Montgomery, Alabama, Wiesbaden, Germany, Richards-Gebaur AFB near Kansas City, MO, Scott AFB near St. Louis, MO and Wright-Patterson AFB near Dayton, OH. Michaela married Tom Jones of Yellow Springs on August 9, 1985 and to this union was born their son, Kevin Timothy Jones, of Yellow Springs on May 27, 1986. She is survived by her brother and sisters, Kathleen Josephine (Lowry) Stowe, of Norfolk, VA, her twin sister, Stephanie Ann (Lowry) Rowe, of Fairborn, OH, Thomas James Lowry of Berkley, CA and was preceded in death by a brother, Major USAF, Robert Lee Lowry. She is also survived by several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law living near and far and nieces and nephews both local and scattered around the globe. Michaela graduated from Mascoutah High School in Mascoutah, IL in 1976, earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Wright State University in 1980 and also received her Master’s Degree from Wright State University. She was hired as a reading specialist teacher at Cedarville Elementary School in 1980 and taught in the Cedar Cliff Local School District for 34+ years. Michaela was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Yellow Springs, serving in various capacities on committees and was a liturgical reader. Michaela, fondly known as “Mickey”, was a loving wife and the best mother ever, a faithful friend and steward, a caring teacher, survived by many dear friends and countless students, a lover of kitties, who was devoted and loyal beyond measure to all she knew and loved. ***DUE TO RESTRICTIONS OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT THE CONVENIENCE OF THE FAMILY ONLY WITH A MEMORIAL MASS TO BE HELD AT A LATER DATE. Interment will be in St. Paul Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.burchamtobiasfuneralhome.com.
- DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS ALL SERVICES SCHEDULED HAVE BEEN CANCELED AT THIS TIME
March 21, 2020
It's strange that on the day that I'm transplanting peonies, that you had given me, that I learn of your passing. How very blessed I was to land a job for a great family but best of all to also have gained you as a friend. Looking back, there are so many wonderful memories stored within my heart. Thank you so much for those and for sharing your family with me.
“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” ― Thomas Campbell
March 19, 2020
Kevin, I’m so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I enjoyed her as a teacher and as another mother when I would come to pick up Eric. You and your dad will be in my thoughts. Dawn Miller
Ann Carone Hous
March 16, 2020
To all who loved Mickey, My sincere condolences for the loss of dear Mickey. She was a strong warrior in the battle of her illness. May she have the peace she deserves.
March 15, 2020
I met Mickey at Curves in YS many years ago. Beautiful smile and happy soul. She fought her illness with everything she had! Rest In Peace Mickey, and love to Tom. Dick and Sue Dillon
March 15, 2020
I will always remember Mickey’s bright eyes, her mischievous grin, and her classic style.
March 14, 2020
We love you Mickey, you were a great sister, a loving, loyal wife, mom, and friend. I will carry you in my heart for the rest of my life.