Pauline Ann Jones, 71, of Athens, went home to be with the Lord at 10:58 am, Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born January 4, 1940, in Englewood, CO to Kenneth Mercer and Harriet Grace Lawrence Townsdin. She married James E. Jones on February 3, 1973 and he survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Christine A. (Christian) Spain of Springfield; one grandson Liam Spain; two sisters, Elizabeth Clanney of Harrison, AR and Ruth M. (M.J.) Townsdin of Des Moines, IA; several nieces, nephews and cousins and multiple friends.
Her parents and one brother, Kenneth L. Townsdin preceded her in death.
Pauline was a member of Springfield Southern Baptist Church. She was a resident of Athens for two years and formerly lived in Springfield. She worked for Horace Mann Insurance Company; retired from Franklin Life Insurance Company where she was an executive secretary for the company President, Mr. Hatmaker. She also worked for IBSA and the American Lung Association.
Visitation: 1-3 pm, Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 3 pm, Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Keppler officiating.
Burial will be 12 noon, Monday, October 22, 2012 at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society.