Ruth Ann Jones
COLUMBIA — Ruth Ann Jones of Columbia died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at her home. She was 82.
She was born Sept. 21, 1928, in Fairfield, Iowa, to Byron David and Laura Ann (Pike) Roberts.
She married William M. Jones on Aug. 14, 1952, in Las Vegas, N.M. He died on Aug. 18, 2011.
Mrs. Jones received her bachelor's degree and master's degree from Northwestern University and her doctoral degree in history from MU. She was a professor at Columbia College and also at Westminster College. She taught piano for many years in her home and played the cello in several Columbia orchestras for many years. Mrs. Jones was a member of the IT Chapter of P.E.O., and a member of First Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Margaret Shull and her husband, Bill, of Warrensburg, Elizabeth Anderson and her husband, Vernon, of Silver Spring, Md., and Bronwen Ashburn and her husband, Robert, of Johnson City, Tenn.; a sister-in-law, Mary Jane Roberts of Albuquerque, N.M.; and five grandchildren, Henry Shull, Eric Anderson, David Anderson, James Ashburn and John Ashburn.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 16 Hitt St.
Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church, and condolences may be sent to the family at www.parkerfuneralservice.com.