Jane Ann Jones

March 11, 1929March 20, 2020

Jane Jones of Kansas City, Missouri died on March 20th, 2020 at the age of 91. She passed away at her home with her daughters Diane Cheek and Christy Koles by her side.

Jane was born in 1929 in Jefferson City, Missouri to William and Eva Sappenfield. She met her husband Vernon Jones at the University of Missouri and married in 1950. They moved to Kansas City in 1951 and began their family of 2 girls Diane and Christy. Jane was an at home Mom who supported Vern in his insurance work hosting many social events and parties. She was involved with her daughters various activities and many of their friends called her their second Mom. She taught Sunday School at Country Club Methodist Church and was a member of the KC Musettes and Children's Community Theatre. Jane and Vern were members of Rockhill Country Club and Mission Hills Country Club.

Jane attended Jefferson City High School where she was Demolay Sweetheart. She attended Central College where she was Homecoming Queen and continued her education at the University of Missouri while enjoying being a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.

Jane enjoyed playing bridge, cooking, being with family and friends and loved to travel. She and Vern traveled the world when Vern was the President of the Royal Lancers and for his work on the board of Directors of many organizations.

Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Marshall Jones who died in 2005 and her only Sister Sue Tipton. She is survived by her two daughters, Diane Jones Cheek of Lee’s Summit and Christy Voss Koles of Salt Lake City, Utah. She adored and loved her six grandchildren Rion Russell, Marshall Cheek, Will Cheek, Steve Voss, Tucker Voss and Chris Voss along with their spouses. Jane took great joy from her 10 great-grandchildren. She will always be remembered for her humor and wit and we hope all with take a moment to toast her life well lived!

**Because of the coronavirus there will be no funeral or services.


  • William Franklin Sappenfield, Father (deceased)
  • Eva Lynia (Petry) Sappenfield, Mother (deceased)
  • Vernon Marshall Jones, Husband of 55 years (deceased)
  • Sue Tipton, Sister (deceased)
  • Diane Jones Cheek, Daughter
  • Christy Voss Koles, Daughter
  • Rion Russell, Grandchild
  • Marshall Cheek, Grandchild
  • Will Cheek, Grandchild
  • Steve Voss, Grandchild
  • Tucker Voss, Grandchild
  • Chris Voss, Grandchild
  • Ten (10), Great-grandchildren


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Cynthia Talley

March 25, 2020

Diane and Christy,

We are so sorry to hear of Jane's death. She was so fun and always my first choice to chat with at a cocktail party! I know that your Dad, Nancy,Bud, Betty and Mac are welcoming her to heaven with open arms and a glass of wine. The bridge group is down to one! We are sorry that we will not be able to be with you to share in the remembrance of her wonderful life.
Sending you and your family hugs!

Cynthia Cox Talley and Jeff Talley

Doug Jones

March 25, 2020

Jane was such a wonderful person. Along with Vern, they were my favorite friends of my parents. I truly loved them both. Her joy of life always rubbed off on me. I will miss her but I know she is now once again with Vern so I am happy about that.

Amy Cheng Vollmer

March 23, 2020

Christy and Diane,
I am so sorry for your loss at a time when a proper gathering isn’t possible. My mom (an immigrant) learned so much from my friend’s mothers. And yours was so very kind to her at SW events.

My mom passed away in 2009, but I hear her voice in my heart and feel her spirit every day. 🦋

I send you my love and prayers💕😢