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Perthenia M. Jones

April 10, 2019

Perthenia Mae Jones, age 79, of Columbus, died Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus. For many years, she was an associate of various nursing homes in central Ohio. Raised primarily in New Hampshire, she met her late husband, Donald, while he was stationed in the United States Navy at Quansett Point Naval Base in Rhode Island. The couple later moved to central Ohio with their young to live near his family. A devout woman of Christian faith, she was a member of House of God Church in North Columbus where she served as church secretary. She also assisted in organizing many church functions. She enjoyed listening to nostalgic music of the 50’s and 60’s, working puzzles and reading her Bible. Above all, she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was born May 9, 1939 in Providence, Rhode Island to the late William and Eva Dandy Smith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Donald L. Jones, Sr.; two brothers, Butch and Arthur; two nephews, Bobby and Gary; and a host of brothers-and sisters-in-law. She is survived by her children, Donald L. (Deb) Morford-Jones, Jr. of Marysville, Calvin (Tess) Jones of Las Vegas, Eva Marie (Albert) Jones-Gloska of Columbus, Rebecca (Josette) Jones of Canal Winchester, Thomas (Kim) Jones of Indiana and Alonzo (Aqua) Jones of Georgia; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her siblings, Charles, Jimmy, Bobby, Paul, Alvin, Judy, Althea, Charlene and Marlene; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Memorial services will be held at her church, House of God, at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Multiple Sclerosis Society- National, 651 Lakeview Plaza Blvd, G, Columbus, OH 43085. Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at


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