Paula Joan Moore Jones, 55, of Reserve, KS, passed away at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. She and her twin sister, Peggy, were born March 13, 1959 at Hiawatha, KS, to Raymond and Monica White Moore.
Paula graduated from Hiawatha High School with the Class of 1977. She loved spending time with her family, friends, and doing special things with each of her children and grandchildren. She also loved to tend to her garden and canning the produce she grew.
She had worked in the Brown County Appraiser’s Office for 25 years and was County Appraiser for the last six years. She was an active member of Zenith Chapter #184, Order of Eastern Star.
Paula married Vurn M. Jones, Jan. 14, 1978. He survives of the home. She is also survived by four daughters, Jaime (Jeremy) Arnesen, Jackie (Brandon) Ruch, all of Reserve, Robin (Courtney) Adamson, of Omaha, and Marta (Robert) Phroper, of Burchard; eight grandchildren and a foster grandchild, twins Liam and Laila Jones, Cameron Jones, Lexys and Zander Ruch, Ace Adamson, and Zeus and Dane Phroper; four sisters, Pat Sinning, of Hiawatha, Debbie Gilliam, of Topeka, Marcia (Roger) Madere, of Horton, KS, and Peggy (Rocky) Dialing of Huggins, MO; brother, Stephen Moore, of Hiawatha; father- and mother-in-law, Thurman and Grace Miller, of Reserve
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, David and Danny Moore; a sister, Kathy Moore; and a grandson, Carson James Adamson.
A Celebration of Paula’s life is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at First United Methodist Church of Hiawatha. Rev. Randy Quinn will officiate, assisted by Pastor Rich Lehmkuhl. Interment will follow at Corneilson Cemetery, east of Reserve.
Friends may call at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha after 10 a.m. Friday; the family will meet with friends from 6-8 that evening.
Memorial contributions suggested to the Paula Jones Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home. A special message may be sent to the family at www.chapeloaksfuneralhome.com