Eleanor Marian Kennon Jones, 81, was born July 20, 1935, to Palmer and Ruby (Deshazo) Kennon at Collins and was followed a couple of years later a brother, Neil. She lived in the Collins area the first 16 years of her life.
She went home to be with her savior, Jesus Christ, peacefully on Aug. 16, 2016.
She was saved when 12 years old at the Mt. Enon Baptist Church and was a member of Brush Creek Church for many years where she was the church pianist.
Eleanor married Roy Eugene Miller while he was in the Air Force and lived at Maryville, CA, at Beale Air Force Base. To this union was born two daughters, Judy Ann and Jeannie Kaye.
She learned to sew while the daughters were small and made clothes, drapes, wedding gowns and anything that could be sewed on the sewing machine – even a boat cover once.
After their divorce, she worked as a waitress at the Commercial Hotel Restaurant in Osceola, and for 15 years at the Edwards Press in Osceola as secretary and selling school supplies.
In 1989, she married Jerry Dennis Jones and moved to N. Kansas City where she worked at the Red-X Mall until the flood in 1993, which destroyed the business.
She and Jerry moved back to El Dorado Springs where she worked at Mid-Am Dairy and Witt Printing, then retired to help run their trucking business and brokerage for several years.
Her mother, Ruby, lived to the age of 101 years. Her dad, Palmer, passed away in 1982.
Eleanor is survived by her husband, Jerry; daughters, Judy (Danny Burks) and Jeannie (Steve Tompkins); granddaughter, Jacque Miller; grandsons, Steve (Bubba) Tompkins and Reuben Tompkins; great grandson, Jeff Raymond; and a brother, Neil (Janie) Kennon. She leaves behind many other relatives and a host of friends. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her and knew her.
A service was held Saturday, Aug. 20, in Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs, with Rev. Everett Smith officiating.
The Greathouse family sang “At The Crossing,” “Amazing Grace,” “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” and “How Great Thou Art.”
Casketbearers were Scotty Scott, Gary Collins, Don Boultinghouse, Reuben Tompkins, Jeff Raymond and Steven “Bubba” Tompkins. Interment was in Brush Creek Cemetery, Collins, under direction of Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs, www.sheldonfh.com.