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Jean L. (Lyon) Jones, 95, Franklin

Jean L. (Lyon) Jones, 95, of the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin, passed away Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at Community Heart and Vascular Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born Feb. 8, 1919, in Terre Haute, to James and Christina (Duncan) Lyon. She married Hugh Earl “Bud” Jones Aug. 1, 1942. After they married, he immediately went into the service in World War II. He preceded her in death.

She was a 1938 graduate of Wiley High School in Terre Haute and a graduate of Indiana State University. She was a school administrator for 35 years, and of those, 23 years were spent at James B. Conant High School in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Jean and her husband retired in Brown County and enjoyed living here many years.

She loved working in her yard, gardening, flowers, crafts, crocheting, her dogs and laughing; and she cherished the color pink. She especially enjoyed seeking and providing companionship and friendship to others.

She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 442 in Southport and Mount Carmel Christian Church in Trafalgar.

Survivors include her close friends, Kenneth and Linda Wendling of Nashville; two sisters, Christina Lyon Turner of Ohio and Marion Lyon Taylor of Indianapolis; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers, Alexander Lyon, John Duncan Lyon and James D. Lyon; and three sisters, Marie Lyon Lathrop, Mary Lyon Fry and Janet D. Lyon.

The Revs. Cleon Wright and Charles Stanley conducted a service Feb. 20 at Ransford Chapel at the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin. Friends called before the service Feb. 20 at the chapel. Burial was at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Glenns Valley, Greenwood.

Swartz Family Community Mortuary & Memorial Center in Franklin is handling arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to Mount Carmel Christian Church, 2013 W. County Road 750S, Trafalgar, IN 46181; the Humane Society of Johnson County, 3827 N. Graham Road, Franklin, IN 46131; or the Indiana Masonic Home Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 44210, 525 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, IN 46224-0210.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at swartzmortuary.com.

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  • November 1
    Annual chicken noodle dinner, craft bazaar at Christiansburg church
    4 to 7 p.m. Christiansburg United Methodist Church, 7372 S. Christianburg Road
  • November 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 1
    Annual craft, bake sale at Helmsburg church
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St.
  • November 1
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 1
    Annual bazaar, quilt raffle, bake sale, bean dinner
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Goshen Community Church, 2798 Gatesville Road, Bean Blossom
  • November 3
    Nashville Redevelopment Commission
    4:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • November 4
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • November 4
    Government offices CLOSED
  • November 4
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    7 to 8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 5
    Woodworkers club
    7 p.m. Charlie Roush's Shop, 6987 Christianberg Road
  • November 5
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 6
    Gospel jam session
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East, Gnaw Bone
  • November 6
    WRAPS meetings
    7 to 9 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 6
    Salt Creek Trail Committee
    10 a.m. BC Parks & Rec. Office, 1001 Deer Run Lane
  • November 6
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. Helmsburg Elementary School, 5378 Helmsburg School Road
  • November 6
    Rotary Club
    7:15 a.m. Artists Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 7
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 8
    Second Saturday Village Art Walk
    5 to 8 p.m. Downtown Nashville
  • November 8
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • November 8
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 8
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 11
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 11
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • November 12
    Mandatory scholarship meeting at the high school
    6:30 p.m. Brown County High School, 235 School House Lane
  • November 12
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 13
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 14
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 15
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 15
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • November 18
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 19
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • November 20
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • November 23
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    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • December 13
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road