Mary Lou (Stone) JonesApril 21, 1956 ~ October 4, 2016 (age 60)
Mary Lou Jones, 60 of Markham-Wesley Rd., Gowanda, NY passed away October 4, 2016 at home.
She was born in Gowanda, NY on April 21, 1956 to the late Carlton W. and Joan M. (Pinkel) Stone.
When she was 7 years old she made the most important decision of her life, she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior. At the age of 9 she felt the call to music ministry and began piano lessons with the sole purpose of becoming a church pianist. She realized her dream and was a pianist at East Leon Wesleyan Church where she was a member for 33 years. She also played for funerals, church choirs, soloists and 4 Christmas Cantatas. More recently, she was a member of the Music Worship Team at South Dayton Free Methodist Church where she is a church member. She also enjoyed bicycling, compiling genealogy and hosting family reunions.
She graduated from Cattaraugus Central School and Ellicottville BOCES in 1974. On April 3, 1976 she married her high school sweetheart, Gary D. Jones. Shortly thereafter, Mary Lou's parents formed a partnership with Gary and Mary Lou on the family dairy farm doing business as Way Mar Farm for 15 years. Upon her parent’s retirement in 1992, Gary and Mary Lou continued on as Jones Dairy Inc.
Mary Lou and Gary have two sons; Kevin (Mandi) Jones of Surry, VA and Brian (Samantha Hinton) Jones of Cattaraugus,
NY and four grandchildren; Sarah, Brendan, Landon and Madison Jones.
She is also survived by three sisters; Linda (Jeffrey) Roselle of Chesapeake, VA, Betsy (Robert) Klimczak of Land 'O Lakes, FL and Wanda Stone of Palm Harbor, FL.
Mary Lou would like to thank Dr. Lele and his extensive clinic staff at Roswell Park Cancer Institute for their wonderful compassionate care over the past few years. You’re the best!
Relatives and friends may visit DiStasio-Hills Funeral Chapel 478 Route 83, Balcoms corner South Dayton Sunday from 4pm to 7pm.
Funeral service will be held Monday, 11 AM at the South Dayton Free Methodist Church 327 Pine St. South Dayton, NY with Pastor Matt Wittenbrook officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the South Dayton Free Methodist Church.
Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery, Wesley, NY overlooking the family farm.