Alma M. Jones

RIPLEY – Alma M. (Mann) Jones, age 84, of 9326 East Main Road, Ripley died at home after a short illness on Feb. 19, 2013.

She was born July 31, 1928, the daughter of the late Russell and Berdina (McIntosh) Mann.

Alma was devoted to the Lord and her family and was very active in church and local organizations. Many believe the most important of her God-given talents were her inspiring letters and notes.

She is survived by her loving children, Cheryl (Ray) Jones of Ripley, Jeffrey (Cindy) Jones of Brockway, PA Lori Michalowski of Nashville, TN and the blessing of many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In 1948, she married Ralph L. Jones, who died Jan. 28, 1993. Alma was also preceded in death by all her siblings, Aileen Mann (died as an infant), Arleen Whitney, James Mann and Lana Gonzales.

Family and friends are invited to share memories of Alma at a Celebration of Life to be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Ripley United Methodist Church, 84 West Main Street, Ripley. Private buri-al will be held in warmer weather. In lieu of flowers, memorials to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements are by the Mathews Funeral Home Inc., 104 West Main St., Ripley, NY.