Russell Eugene Jones, 90, passed away peacefully on Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019, at Frontier Health and Rehabilitation Center in St Charles, Missouri. He was born in Eldorado, Kansas, December 1, 1928. The son of Roy and Mattie Jones.
Russell graduated from Winfield High School, class of 1946. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army and served in the occupation of Japan during the end of WWII. After the war he attended Kansas State University studying Civil Engineering. He worked for the Kansas State Highway department as a surveyor.
Russell Married Mary Margaret Flattery on May 19, 1951. They would have five children together. Russell worked for Metropolitan Life insurance company in St Joseph Missouri. After joining New York Life Insurance Company as a manager, he moved his family to Chillicothe Missouri. Being promoted to General Manager and CLU, he relocated to Amarillo, Texas and later Bellville, Illinois.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Mary M. Jones and grandchild Andrew E. Jones. Surviving is his daughter Susan K. Jones; sons Reginald E. Jones, Terrance A. Jones, Kent B. Jones and Steven J. Jones; grandchildren Alan, Andrew, Allison, Brian, Corinne, Henry, Ian, and Zac; and great-grandchild Finley.
As a member of the Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus there will be a service of remembrance in Winfield, Kansas. Those who wish to remember Russ in a special way may make a gift in his memory to the Catholic Charities of St Louis. The address is 4445 Lindell Blvd. St Louis, MO, 63108.