Thayne Weston Jones

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Thayne Weston Jones

McCracken - Thayne Weston Jones, 95, McCracken, died Wednesday, September 21, 2021, Larksfield Place, Wichita, Kansas. He was born September 30, 1925 in Alexander, Kansas to Orvin and Fern Jones. He married Valencia (Machree) Jones Jan. 31, 1952, in Forsyth, Missouri, while serving in the U.S. Army in occupied West Germany, where they completed their honeymoon in the Bavarians Alps.

After his discharge, they moved to Columbia Missouri where he completed his degree in Journalism at Missouri University. They took up residence in St James, Missouri, where they published the weekly St James Journal for three years, until sale of the newspaper to the Rolla Daily News. (Today the paper is published from St. James as the Journal-Leader).

In 1956, they moved to Raymond, Washington, where he was employed as News Editor of the weekly Raymond Herald and Advertiser. In 1958, they returned to Rush County, joining the Jones family farm business.

Thayne and his family were members of St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Hays where he was an active lay reader, church Vestry member, and assisted with the administration of the Holy Sacrament.

He is survived by his son Thayne Christian, his wife Marites (Tess) and his grandson Ethan Michael, all of Wichita.

He was preceded in death by his wife Machree, and his parents Orvin and Fern Jones.

Memorial Services will be 11:00 AM October 22 at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 2900 Canal Blvd. in Hays. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date in the Casey Family Cemetery in Forsyth, MO. Arrangements in care of: Chris and Tess Jones, P.O. Box 781083, Wichita, KS 67278.

Memorials in his memory may be donated to the McCracken Library or Museum.

Posted online on October 09, 2021

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Obituaries in Hays, KS | The Hays Daily News

Thayne Weston Jones

Keithley Funeral Homes and Crematory

Thayne Weston Jones

McCracken - Thayne Weston Jones, 95, McCracken, died Wednesday, September 21, 2021, Larksfield Place, Wichita, Kansas. He was born September 30, 1925 in Alexander, Kansas to Orvin and Fern Jones. He married Valencia (Machree) Jones Jan. 31, 1952, in Forsyth, Missouri, while serving in the U.S. Army in occupied West Germany, where they completed their honeymoon in the Bavarians Alps.

After his discharge, they moved to Columbia Missouri where he completed his degree in Journalism at Missouri University. They took up residence in St James, Missouri, where they published the weekly St James Journal for three years, until sale of the newspaper to the Rolla Daily News. (Today the paper is published from St. James as the Journal-Leader).

In 1956, they moved to Raymond, Washington, where he was employed as News Editor of the weekly Raymond Herald and Advertiser. In 1958, they returned to Rush County, joining the Jones family farm business.

Thayne and his family were members of St. Michael's Episcopal Church in Hays where he was an active lay reader, church Vestry member, and assisted with the administration of the Holy Sacrament.

He is survived by his son Thayne Christian, his wife Marites (Tess) and his grandson Ethan Michael, all of Wichita.

He was preceded in death by his wife Machree, and his parents Orvin and Fern Jones.

Memorial Services will be 11:00 AM October 22 at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 2900 Canal Blvd. in Hays. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date in the Casey Family Cemetery in Forsyth, MO. Arrangements in care of: Chris and Tess Jones, P.O. Box 781083, Wichita, KS 67278.

Memorials in his memory may be donated to the McCracken Library or Museum.

Posted online on October 09, 2021