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Jones James Marker
October 19, 1933 ~ November 15, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Jones James Marker, 90, of Reedsville, passed away at 9:20 p.m., Wednesday, November 15, 2023, at Celebration Villa of Reedsville.
Born Oct. 19, 1933, in the Village of Lumber City, he was a son of the late Jones W. and Electa Maybelle (McMullen) Marker.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his wife, Dorothy May (Davis) Marker; daughter, Kim Leigh Marker; son-in-law, Gary Baitsell, daughter-in-law, Jo Ann Marker; great-great-grandson, Jaxon Pennington; a brother, John “Jack” Marker; and sisters, Nancy Gibbons, and Helen Matthews Flickinger.
Jones is survived by: son, Jeffrey Marker, of State College; daughter, Gale Baitsell, of Lewistown; granddaughters, Laurie Everly and husband, Brett, and Alison Pennington and husband, Joshua; five great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; his brother, Bill Marker, of Lewistown; and many nieces and nephews.
He was a graduate of Lewistown High School, Class of 1951.
Jones was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
He was a member of Big Valley Bible Church and served on the Lewistown Water Company board for many years. He was active in local Republican party polling activities and events.
He was employed by the Mifflin County School District in maintenance prior to retiring and was a funeral attendant for Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Homes for many years.
Jones enjoyed playing golf, traveling, and playing board games.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023, at Big Valley Bible Church, 139 West Railroad Street, Reedsville, followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m., with Pastor Jeffrey Hartzler officiating.
Memorial contributions in Jones’ memory may be made to Big Valley Bible Church, 139 W. Railroad St., Reedsville, PA 17084.
Hoenstine Funeral Home, Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.