Ardith “Art” Lee Jones, son of Carl Roy Jones and Dorothy Irene (Dean) Jones was born August 9, 1935, in Osceola, Iowa, and passed from this life Monday, August 1, 2016, at Israel Family Hospice in Ames, Iowa, at 80 years of age.

Art grew up and has lived most of his life in Osceola. He was united in marriage to Carmen Colleen Silliman on August 24, 1953, at her parents’ home in Des Moines and two sons, Kevin and Mark, blessed this union.

Art served in the U.S. Army from May, 1957 to March, 1959. He was a mechanic and welder, operating his own shop and working for Wilder’s Truck Service for many years. He enjoyed camping and fishing, his great joy was spending time with his grandsons and following their activities. When the grandsons moved with their parents to Nevada, Iowa, Art and Carmen followed so they could be close.

Those relatives who preceded Art in death were his loving wife Carmen; parents, Carl and Dorothy Jones; sisters, Joann Root and Georgia Carson; brothers, Ronnie, Ken, and Harold Jones.

Art leaves to cherish his memory; son, Kevin Jones of Des Moines, Iowa, son, Mark (Stephanie) Jones of Nevada, Iowa, grandsons, Tanner, Corbin and Logan Jones, sisters-in-law, Janice Jones of Indianola, Iowa and Luella Jones of Osceola, Iowa, as well as other relatives and many friends.

Services were held at Kale Funeral Home - Osceola, Friday August 5, 2016, with Pastor Pete Sheesley officiating.

Interment was in the Maple Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Israel Family Hospice, Ames, Iowa.

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