|Birth: ||Dec. 11, 1945|
|Death: ||Jan. 15, 2011|
Wanda Kay (Neel) Jones was born December 11, 1945 in Mazie, Oklahoma to James Dwight and Virginia Beth (Burns) Neel Atchley. She grew up in Mazie and attended school there through the 8th grade and then transferred to Wagoner High School. Although she was a very serious student, Wanda found time to be a cheerleader and FFA queen. After graduation from Wagoner High School Wanda attended Northeastern State University, earned her bachelor's degree, and became a teacher. She taught school for thirty years in Wagoner's Ellington and Central Elementary Schools. She had the heart of a true servant, always able to put others' needs before her own needs or wants. Wanda was a devoted wife to Ronald Jones, whom she married on July 2, 1965, and a loving mother to her two children, John and Janet. They have been longtime members of the First Baptist Church. Wanda's faith and her relationships with her family and friends were the cornerstones of her life. She was a very easy person to please. She loved gardening, vegetables and flowers, cooking, sewing, reading, and traveling with her family and being an active member of the Starlight Extension Group. Wanda Jones died early Saturday, January 18, 2011 at her Wagoner home, just five weeks after her 65th birthday. This devoted wife, mother, daughter, teacher, care-giver, and friend will be dearly missed by all. Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Ronald Jones; her son and daughter-in-law, John and Suzanne Jones of Miami, Florida; daughter, Janet Jones of Tulsa; mother, Virginia Atchley of Wagoner; three brothers, Jerry Atchley and his wife, Sue, of Mazie, Roger Atchley and wife, Barbara Ann of Broken Arrow, OK and Stephen Atchley of Mazie; five sisters, Barbara Neel of Wagoner, Carol Watson and husband, David, of Tahlequah, Susan Butler and husband, Dennis of Lawton, Mary Ann Peace and husband, Mike of Bartlesville, Jan Huggins and husband, Gary of Wagoner; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her father, James Dwight Neel; her step-father, Cecil Atchley and step-brother, Jimmie Atchley. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at the First Baptist Church in Wagoner. The Reverend Carl Murphy will officiate. Private interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Bennett Addition, in Wagoner. Pallbearers will be Wade Jones, Dennis Jones, Mark Jones, Chris Neel, Jamie Huggans and Ryan Peace. Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Cooper, Carl Meyer, Ron Nicholas, Frank Stephens, Dave Redfern, David Watson, Terry Jones and Ben Akard.
James Dwight Neel (1914 - 1947)
Elmwood Cemetery Bennett Addition
Created by: MillieBelle
Record added: Jan 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64258025