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Obituary for Gloriann P. Jones
Gloriann Jones hummed her last tune alongside loved ones on January 28th, 2016 at age 85. She threaded her way through life, beginning in Frederic, WI, where she stitched together many patchworks that would shape her spirit. She was cut from a fully Swedish cloth, and wove a certain thriftiness into her days; waving off challenges and gathering lifes notions with a genuinely compassionate spirit. Gloriann was renown in the church and community for her needlework and donated countless hours creating articles for her congregations enrichment. She was a superior seamstress, and created all of her daughters wedding dresses. She married her husband of nearly 50 years at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, and they set out for a life together, settling in Cottage Grove, MN to raise their four children. Gloriann lived life on the bias, fully devoted to her family, and particularly enjoyed teaching Sunday school for decades, coaching her girls softball teams, and her role as Girl Scout leader. Gloriann worked with her hands, religiously baking the much-loved buns, wove many a rug, and always overlaid her work by humming or singing a tune.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert and daughter, Stephenie Jones of Montana. She is survived by her daughters, Teresa Jones of Wisconsin, Jeanna Basch of California; son, Douglas Jones of Mississippi; and her six grandchildren and great-grandson. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimers Foundation.
A celebration of her life will be at 10 oclock on Tuesday, February 2nd at All Saints Church in Cottage Grove.
Rowe Funeral Home, 715-327-4475 and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown, 715-825-5550.