Kenneth Leo Jones

May 10, 1928February 10, 2012

Kenneth L. Jones entered into his heavenly home on Friday, February 10, 2012 after a brief pulmonary illness. Visitation will be at Mount Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO 64131, on Friday, February 17, 2012 from 6-8 PM. A funeral service will be at Colonial Presbyterian Church, 9500 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64114-3996, on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 3:30 PM. The church will open at 2:30 PM for additional visitation; internment will be at Mount Moriah after the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Kenneth was born on May 10, 1928, in Slater, MO to parents Ruth Lewellen Jones and Bernice Brown Jones and graduated from Slater High School.

Ken married his high school sweetheart, Nellie Venable, on June 22, 1947; they were married for almost 65 years. They were active in their church and community while lovingly raising their family. Ken and Nellie owned Dollins Tool, Inc. in Independence, MO, and were active in the tool-and-die industry. Ken was instrumental in the creation of the tool-and-die apprentice program at Maple Woods Community College. Ken and Nellie loved travel, especially to Colorado. Kenneth lived his faith in God and Jesus Christ, setting an example of integrity, love, and fun in all he did.

Kenneth was survived by his wife; one daughter, Debby Jones Williams; one son-in-law, Michael Williams; one son, Greg Jones; one daughter-in-law, Sandy Popp Jones; five grandchildren, Melinda Williams Howe, Megan Williams Johnson, Meredith Williams, Bradley Jones, and Alissa Jones; six great-grandchildren, soon to be seven, Matthew Williams, Blake Howe, Isabella Howe, Peyton Howe, Roan Johnson, and Valen Johnson; one sister, Janice Jones Sutton; one brother and sister-in-law, Sam and Myra Jones; nine nieces, Pat Babylon Harves, Janet Babylon Fain, Susan Babylon, Phyllis Whitt, Pamela Babylon Gulick, Trudy Babylon Arnold, Janelle Babylon Caulkins, Connie Sutton Stanley, and Ginger Jones Brucks; two nephews, Paul Sutton and Dan Jones; and twenty great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Philip Richard Jones; one brother-in-law, Ralph Sutton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Bettye Babylon and Charles and Anna Hemme; one nephew and niece-in-law, Ralph and Debbie Sutton; one nephew, Charles Richard Hemme; and one great-nephew, Robert Fain. Condolences may be made at Arrangements under the direction of Mount Moriah & Freeman Funeral Home, Kansas City, MO.


  • Visitation Friday, February 17, 2012
  • Visitation Saturday, February 18, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 18, 2012

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February 18, 2012

Nellie, Debby, and Greg,

We extend our sincere sympathy on the passing of Kenny. Our families share many long years of friendship and we have lots of delightful memories of Kenny and your family. We are very sad to lose him and hope you may find grace and peace at this difficult team.

Love, Demi Lloyd and family

Amy Davies-Vigil

February 18, 2012

Dear Nellie,
What a Wonderful Love story you all had...we will miss Ken, his smile, his laughter, the times we all had in Colorado & KC, but especially the example of His Christ Filled life that touched us all. How honored we are to know you and have known Ken as part of our family. I was given the gift of talking with Ken on the phone during his last days...I told him when he gets to Heaven to have Dad play him a song on the piano! We love you Nellie and we will visit soon. May God Bless you ...Love, Amy, Ben & Maggie

Patty Moore Ralston

February 17, 2012

Dear Nellie, Debby, Greg, and families,
I only have MANY happy memories of times spent with your family - whether that was at church, YF, retreats, New Year's Eve get togethers, or just hanging out at your home. What an impact you have had on my life! Thanks for showing me Jesus and His love and acceptance and for all the encouragement you gave me. I so appreciate the fact that our families have been friends for almost 50 years, and that you continued to meet with Dad and Doris. Your family is in our prayers for God's comfort, peace, and hope for eternity. Thanks for sharing Kenny with me; he lives on in a lot of ministry that is happening throughout the world! Love you all!

David Davies

February 16, 2012

so sorry Nellie and all the Jones family for your loss. Ken was the example of what a real Christian man, husband, dad, granddad, business man and American is all about. James Jeffrey took me to play golf with Ken in 1980 and the Jones have been dear friends to all members of our family over the decades. praying for the Jones family this week. God bless you. in Christ love and mine, dave davies.

Paul Sutton

February 16, 2012

Uncle Kenneth was a fine gentleman with a great sense of humor. Stacie and I will miss him. You have our deepest sympathies.

Larry/Josie Bossaller

February 15, 2012

I am a cousin of Kenneth. He was always a fun nice guy. So sorry for his loss. He is in a good place now.

February 15, 2012

What wonderful memories of times we spent together in YF and working together at Calvary! Thanks to you and Kenny both, Nellie, for giving your time and your love to all of us for so many years. What a difference you made in so many lives by your example of faith and love - certainly in mine.
I pray that God will give you peace and comfort and much joy in the memories you made.
Love to Nellie and Debby and Greg,
Debbie West Ramsdell

Michael Williams

February 15, 2012

I lost my second dad.

Gary Marzolf

February 15, 2012

I have such wonderful memories of your Dad. If I had not met your family I wonder what my life would be like today. They were a wonderful witness to me of the love of
God. Your family are in my prayers.

February 15, 2012

Debbie. So sorry to hear about your Father's passing. I have such great memories of sitting in your family room talking to your parents. Your Father was such a kind man. Always smiling. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time of loss, Sandy Holliger Kelley ( New Bern, NC)