July 28, 2020
Lillian Hope Jones, age 79, of Marysville, died peacefully Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Bluebird Retirement Community. She retired in April 2019 after serving decades as secretary for Union County Coroners, Dr. Malcolm MacIvor and Dr. David Applegate. She was office manager for Dr. MacIvor’s private practice for over 40 years. A devout Christian and longtime member of Marysville First Baptist Church, she served as the church treasurer for many years and also sang in the choir. A genealogist, she was a longtime member of the Union County Historical Society and served as secretary for 22 years. Proud of her Scottish heritage, she took several trips to Scotland during her life, where she visited her clan MacKenzie castle, “Eilean Donan.” Hope grew up in Milford Center and Marysville and was a 1958 graduate of Marysville High School. An avid tennis player, she also enjoyed spending time with her many cherished friends at the Marysville Swimming Pool. She will be remembered for her devotion to Christian faith and to her family and friends. She was born December 28, 1940 in Paintsville, Kentucky to the late William and Lorena May Rice Jones. She was also preceded in death by all of her siblings, Charles Jones (infant), Helen Crider, Donald Jones, Glenna Hyland Mapes and John Jones; her in-laws, Gilbert “Max” Crider, Claudia Jones, Richard Hyland and Rodney Mapes; a niece, Barbie Jones; and a nephew, Brock Jones. She is survived by many nieces and nephews, Jan (Mike) Kimbler, Rebecca (Donald) O’Donnell, Carla (Marc) Wells, Mike (Barbie) Crider, Scott (Carroll Neidhardt) Crider, Debbie (Robert) Day, Pam (David) Bobb, Chad (Kari) Jones, Terri Winter Grub, Ben (April) Laird and Bob Laird; a sister-in-law, Linda Jones; and many other relatives and loving friends, including Linda Hoopes (Gale) Trees and Sandy (Doug) Morris. A funeral procession will form at 1 p.m. Monday, August 3, 2020 at Underwood Funeral Home and proceed to Union Township Cemetery in Milford Center for a graveside service. Pastor Peter Hamilton will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church or Union County Historical Society. Underwood Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.
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