JONES –  Leona Rose, 70, Heron Cay, Vero Beach, Fla., died Monday, Aug. 31, 2009, at Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach. Mrs. Jones was born Sept. 16, 1938, in Johnstown, and moved to Vero Beach in 1994 from her place of birth. She earned her registered nurse license from St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh, and later worked as an RN at Lee Hospital, Johnstown. She was a member of St. John of the Cross Catholic Church, Vero Beach. Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Walter C. Jones Jr., Vero Beach; daughter, Rose Parkinson, Sebastian, Fla.; son, Walt Jones, Charlotte, N.C.; son, Joe Jones, York, Pa.; son, Herb Jones, Elkton, Md.; daughter, Jennifer Beam, York, Pa.; son, Andy Jones, Johnstown; brothers: Herbert Kessler, Johnstown; and Bernard Kessler, Anderson, S.C.; sisters, Margaret Hanley, Johnstown; and Agnes Urbasik, Vero Beach, Fla.; and 17 grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Bernie Jones. Service was held Thursday, Sept. 3, at Cox-Gifford- Seawinds Funeral Home, Vero Beach. Interment, South Florida National Cemetery, Lake Work, Fla. Memorial contributions can be made to Covenant House, 733 Breakers Ave., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33304-4116. Arrangements are under the direction of Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach, Fla. Condolences may be sent through www.seawindsfh.com/obit.php.

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