Gladys Jones, 69

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Gladys L. Jones, 69 of Wakeeney, Kan., formerly of Mountain Home, died Sunday, June 12, 2005, at Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital.

She was born Nov. 3, 1935, on the family farm in rural Trego County, Kan., to John J. and Fannie (Razak) Littlechild. She attended Pleasant Valley School District #3 in Trego County, Kan., and earned her GED through Colby Community College.

Gladys was a caregiver for her parents and worked for the Senior Companion Program in Kansas for many years.

"She was always willing to help others," her family said. "Gladys was a devoted mother and grandmother who never underestimated a listening ear or the smallest act of caring."

Hobbies included bowling, bingo, reading, playing cards, fishing, and cooking. Christmas candy was her specialty.

She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Mountain Home.

Survivors include: two sons, Steven Jones and his wife, Tracy, of Peterborough, N.H., Allen Jones and his wife, Amy, of Brookings, S.D.; a brother, Kenneth Littlechild of WaKeeney; three sisters, Evelye Tegtmeyer and Mary Ellen Overland, both of WaKeeney, and Betty Elder of Milwaukee, Ore.; and two grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; five brothers, Dale, Myron, Walter, Jack, and Robert Littlechild; and two sisters, Grace Kysar and Barbara Ann Brown.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.