Helen Susan Jones

November 30, 1923July 4, 2018

Helen Susan Jones, 94, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Helen was born, November 30, 1923 in Currie Minnesota to George and Justina Kreucher. She was a veteran of WWII serving in the United States Navy. It was during this time that she met and married the love of her life, David T. Jones on November 30, 1946. Helen was a dedicated and loving wife and mother. She was an active and dedicated member of Holy Cross Catholic Church where she was a member of the Choir and the Lady’s Auxiliary. While at Holy Cross, she taught CCD classes to the children of the parish, preparing them for their First Holy Communion and First Confession. In her later years, she was a parishioner at St. Joseph the Worker and most recently St. Patrick’s church. When David retired, together, they volunteered at the VA Hospital, delivering the Holy Eucharist to the sick and volunteered at the Holy Cross Food Pantry. Helen shared 70 years of marriage with her husband David. She demonstrated to her children and grandchildren what true love and marriage was. She always wanted David to know how important he was to her. Every day before he came home from work, she would comb her hair and touch up her makeup for him. She would tell her daughters, “I took time to make myself look nice for him when we were dating, so why wouldn’t I make sure I looked nice for him after we were married.” Anyone who knew them could see the way they looked at each other and enjoyed their humor with each other. During David’s last days, she never left his side, holding his hand, not letting go until he left this world. Helen taught her children and grandchildren what a mother and grandmother is. For her, there was no greater joy in life then her family. No matter how busy she was, she was always present for her family. She would stop what she was doing to help them through a difficult time, but mostly to enjoy the moment and laugh with them. Her door was always open to her family and friends. The most important things in Helen’s life were her God, her family and her country. It was most fitting that in her final hour, as her children held her hand, after the last of the fireworks were heard and the last prayer of the Rosary was said, she took her final breath and left this world to be reunited with her husband she so missed. As she would always say, “See you later Alligator, after while crocodile.” And to you our sweet sister, mother, grandmother and friend, “Fly high Butterfly”.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, David T. Jones, Susan. S. Jones (daughter), Mark David Jones (son), Joseph Jones (infant son), Debra Jones (daughter-in-law) Aubrey Slatten (granddaughter), Emma Groff (great granddaughter), her sisters, Rosalia, Beatrice, Regina, Isabelle and Lorainne. She is survived by her sisters Florence Cecere and Elaine Gorshe (John); her children Dale T. Jones, Alan M. Jones, Joyce Stanley, Linda Jones (daughter-in-law), Phyllis Buller (Terry), Mary Slatten, George Jones (Janette), Rita Pardun (Michael), Carolyn Forrest (Bill), grandchildren and great grandchildren.


  • Florence Cecere, Sister
  • Elaine Gorshe and husband, John, Sister
  • Dale T. Jones, Son
  • Alan M. Jones, Son
  • Joyce Stanley, Daughter
  • Linda Jones, Daughter-in-law
  • Phyllis Buller and husband, Terry, Daughter
  • Mary Slatten, Daughter
  • George Jones and wife, Janette, Son
  • Rita Pardun and husband, Michael, Daughter
  • Carolyn Forrest and husband, Bill, Daughter
  • 27 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren


  • Rosary Wednesday, July 11, 2018
  • Visitation Wednesday, July 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 12, 2018

Helen Susan Jones

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Susan Heyka

July 11, 2018

I am so sorry we missed Helens’ service. What a wonderful and Godly woman Helen was.
First she showed us how to be a hard worker and a loving and Godly mother and she taught about continuing to live and love and have fun all of her life! What an inspiration she was! The world has lost such a treasure! So very sorry to Mary and all siblings! Helen was so special to all lucky enough to know her.

Kathy Bussey

July 10, 2018

Mrs. Jones was a person that quietly went about doing God's work. She was at most of her grandchildren's sports events while they were at Holy Cross. She was very busy in the parish and always helped with school events. She will be missed. My condolences to the family.

Rose Cook

July 10, 2018

Rose Cook and Family share our condolences. Helen was so kind to all.



Caroline Dierkens

July 9, 2018

Mrs Jones taught our daughter Catechism in her home.
Which began a friendly relationship with her sweet family

AnnaMarie Inzenga

July 9, 2018

Helen Jones, along with her Husband David, was a big part of my life at Holy Cross. She taught my older daughters Religious instructions and later work with me in our Holy Cross Food pantry every Friday for about 15 years. She was always ready to do any thing for her Church. We even had some meetings at her home, which is when I meet the new Pastor and got the job of Parish Secretary for 18 years. When you had Helen and David for friends, you had the world in your hands. So now join you husband so you can be together for eternity! You will never be forgotten. Love you, AnnaMarie Inzenga