Ardeth Anne <I>Ainsworth</I> Jones

Ardeth Anne Ainsworth Jones

Birth
Plainview, Hale County, Texas, USA
Death 20 Apr 2017 (aged 80)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 178621515 · View Source
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Ardeth Anne (Ainsworth) Jones, age 80, of Oklahoma City left this earth on April 20, 2017 to live with her heavenly Father, whom she loved so much. Ardeth was born in Plainview, TX, on February 25th, 1937 to Addie Mae (Brown) and Richard M. Ainsworth. She attended Edgemere Grade School, Harding Jr. High, and graduated from Classen High School in 1955. She attended Columbia College in Columbia, MO, and graduated from Oklahoma Business School in Oklahoma City, OK. She married the love of her life, Robert (Bob) S. Jones on September 1, 1956.

Bob once said that Ardeth woke up every day with a smile on her face. She loved to make people laugh with her charming wit and humor. Ardeth was very welcoming to other people and a fabulous hostess. She was always involved in any organization that she joined. She served in several capacities in Garden Club, she was a docent at the Oklahoma Museum of Art and enjoyed Art League. Her hobbies included cooking, playing MahJongg and rubber stamping.

Ardeth treasured the Lord and had a deep faith in Him. She loved her relationship with Jesus Christ and had a strong belief that He would answer her prayers. Her favorite verse was Mark 11:24 – "Therefore, I say unto you, Whatever you ask in prayer, believe you will receive it and it will be yours." Through the years, several friends and family asked her to pray for them as she seemed to have a special connection to God.

Ardeth was very involved in Our Lord's Community Church and served as Deacon, taught the Bethel Bible series, served in the Prayer and Welcoming ministries. She also served in a ministry to young mothers and she loved sharing her wisdom, humorous stories, recipes, and other ideas to make a happy home.

She loved to entertain in her home and hosted so many church events, wedding and baby showers, parties for friends and family and holidays. People always said that she made it look so easy. She was the social chairman of the home and she enjoyed getting friends together.

Ardeth and Bob loved to travel all over the world and often, took family members with them.

Ardeth is preceded in death by her husband, Bob, and her parents.

Ardeth is survived by her daughters, Dacia Jorgensen and husband, Greg, Julie Gilliland and husband, Kent, Karen Phillpott and husband, Keith, six grandchildren, Meggie Nelson, and husband, Clay, Ryan Gilliland, Kevin Gilliland, Emily Gilliland (New York City, NY), Kyle Phillpott, Jenna Phillpott, and two great grandchildren, Carter and Adelyn Nelson all of Oklahoma City, OK, brother and sister-in-law, Richard N. Ainsworth and MaryAnn, of Kingston, OK, and sisters-in-law, Luanah Courtney and Sharon Jones of Oklahoma City, and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers at Eden Care, who lovingly attended to her needs for more than two years.

Graveside Service Monday, April 24, 2017, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, 8701 Northwest Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK. Reception Monday, April 24, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm at the funeral home.

Funeral notice published in The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Saturday, April 22, 2017, Page 7A.


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  • Created by: Sondra 'Sandy' Pitman Morrison
  • Added: 21 Apr 2017
  • Find a Grave Memorial 178621515
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ardeth Anne Ainsworth Jones (25 Feb 1937–20 Apr 2017), Find a Grave Memorial no. 178621515, citing Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Sondra 'Sandy' Pitman Morrison (contributor 47138259) .