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January 7, 2013

Nancy Jane Crawford Jones

MEADVILLE — Nancy Jane Crawford Jones, 64, of Meadville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Meadville Medical Center.

Born June 28, 1948, in Greenville, Nancy was a daughter of the late Howard and Lucille Sutherland Bales. On July 10, 1999, she married Brother Tony A. Jones whom she met in 1989 and with whom she had a close bond in marriage and love.

Nancy graduated from Meadville Area Senior High School in 1966 and then studied medical technology at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. From there she went on to work at American Viscose/Avtex in Meadville for 17 years. Nancy then became a self-employed florist for 20 years, opening McBud of Meadville. It was there where she met Tony Jones, who was a delivery driver.

Nancy was a member of St. John Baptist Church of Meadville and was a Hospice of Crawford County volunteer for seven years, together with her husband. Nancy was a talented self-taught seamstress, sewing clothes and designing beautiful keep-sake quilts and other gifts for family members and friends. Nancy loved flowers and always kept a beautiful flower garden. Nancy was a blooming flower herself and will be deeply missed by her husband, family and friends. Rest in peace.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Lucille Sutherland Bales.

She is survived by her husband, Tony A. Jones; sister, Sally and her husband, George Ball, of Cambridge Springs; daughter, Heather Eakin of Union City; and a son, Scott and his wife, Jennifer Crawford, of Tampa, Fla. She also leaves behind granddaughters Riley Stenehjem, Rhianna Eakin and Lucille Crawford; a grandson, Reese Eakin; nephews, Jeremy and Jeffrey Ball; a great-nephew, George Ball; a great-niece, Helena Ball; sister-in-law, Angela Jones; stepdaughters, Terra Smith Jones, Whitney Jones Grennaway, Brittany Jones and Antionette Jones; and grandchildren, Debriaonna Jones, Amar McCoy, William Ludwig and Carday Ellis.

A memorial service will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at St. John’s Baptist Church, 792 N. Main St., Meadville. For additional information, please contact Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs. To send condolences, please visit vanmatrefuneralhome.com.

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