Kay LaVon Jones, 69 years of age, of Concordia, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Sunset Nursing Home in Concordia. She was born June 14, 1943, in Concordia to Kenneth V. and Alice M. (Sadler) Gordanier. Kay graduated from Jamestown High School in 1961. She married James "Jim" Jones on Sept. 8, 1961, in Concordia. Kay retired from The Concordia Blade-Empire in 2004 after 30 years as a darkroom supervisor. Kay was an avid NASCAR fan with her favorite driver being the #99 car, Carl Edwards. She loved being a mother and grandmother and especially loved her "doggies," Ringo and Girlie.
Kay is survived by her daughters, Beckie Jones and Kenyen Bean of Beloit; and Robin Lambert and husband Terry of Concordia; three grandchildren, Phillip Shamburg, Preston Shamburg and wife Heather, Jaleesa Shamburg; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Beverly Walker of Concordia, Jeanie Psalmond and husband Jerry of Moultrie, Ga.; brother, Kenneth "Skip" Gordanier and wife Neta of Minneapolis; two sisters-in-law, Rose Erickson and husband Don of Marquette, Nellie Gordanier of Haysville; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jim on March 31, 2000; and a brother, Rodney Gordanier.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia with Larry Retherford officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Concordia. Visitation will be held from noon to 9 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, in the Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia with family greeting friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Post Rock Humane Society, Meadowlark Hospice or the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at www.chaputbuoy.com. Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia in charge of arrangements.



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