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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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  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West