Jim Jones

May 14, 1922September 25, 2013

Jim Jones, 91, of Liberty, died Wednesday morning, September 25, 2013, at Reid Hospital, Richmond.

Jim was born May 14, 1922 in Bath to Joseph W. and Martha Burer Jones and was a 1940 graduate of Short High School in Liberty. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and attained the rank of corporal while serving with the bomb disposal unit in Guam and Hawaii. His military honors included the bronze star. Jim spent his working career as a meat cutter at Krogers, Mike’s Finer Foods and Woodruff’s. He also farmed for many years and enjoyed woodworking, gardening and working in the yard. In his leisure time, he liked to play euchre. Jim was devoted to his wife and family.

Jim is survived by his wife of 25 years, the former Bev Hoppes whom he married September 24, 1988 in Union County; four children and their spouses: Michelle Lowden and Mike of Liberty, Jenni Gibbs and Chester of Connersville, Brian Morgan and Lisa of New Trenton, Sarah Gifford and Sean of Liberty; his sister: Dorothy J. Jones of Fairfield, Ohio; his brother: Joe Jones and his wife, Martha of Cincinnati, Ohio; his grandchildren and their spouses: Sarah James and Jesse of Fountain City; Aaron Lowden and Nikki of San Diego, California; Chris Smith of Saginaw, Michigan; Matthew James Smith, Kaylee Arnold and Emma Lowden, all of Liberty; Amanda Gibbs of Cambridge City, Buddy, Lewis and his wife, Takoyama; Megan, Shannon and Jesse James Gibbs, all of Connersville; Andrew James Robert Morgan of New Trenton, Ashley Gifford and Aidan James Gifford, both of Liberty; ten great-grandsons with two additional great-grandchildren expected soon; nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by a granddaughter: Mary Doris Morgan; a sister: Mary Reuss and his brother and sister-in-law: Raymond and May Jones.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Fosdick Chapel, Liberty. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery south of Liberty with military graveside honors. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 11 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 8604 Allisonville Road Suite 140, Indianapolis, Indiana 46250. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to



  • Visitation Saturday, September 28, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 28, 2013


  • Interment

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Wanda & Ron Pennington

September 29, 2013

Bev, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless You!

September 28, 2013

I have such fond memories of Uncle Jim. He was my God-Father, and he wore that badge well. We lost our Alan on the same day, it is comforting to know they both went to heaven on the same day. I know they are getting used to their new home together. I have this picture in my head. He was such a jokester. My thoughts and prayers are with you Bev and your family. Neisah aka "Bug" (Uncle Jim gave me that nickname)and family

Susan Kuhens

September 28, 2013

Our family sends our sincerest sympathy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Damian and Dana Risch

September 27, 2013

We send our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Praying for peace and comfort for you all.

September 27, 2013

Dear Bev and family
I'm so sorry to hear that Jim has passed away. He was one of the nicest, kindest people I have ever known. You are all in my prayers. Please let me know if I can help any of you in any way.

Susie Carr (Clevenger)

September 27, 2013

Bev and family... Know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you... May you find peace and comfort through the support and love of family and friends.... God Bless all of you!!