Shirley “Senorita” Jones of The Villages, FL, passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019 at the age of 83 after a courageous battle with dementia.
Shirley was born January 27, 1936 in Venango County, PA and was a daughter of Floyd H. and Dama E. Hart Jones. Shirley was a graduate of AlleganyHigh School and later graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Bonaventure University. She completed her graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Shirley worked as a language teacher in the OleanCitySchool District for most of her career, until her retirement in 1997. Following retirement she volunteered at the Olean GeneralHospital, drove for Interfaith Caregivers, and worked with the Board of Elections.
Shirley was a long-time member of the TrinityUnitedMethodistChurch where she taught Sunday school and served on various committees. She was big supporter of the foreign student exchange program and hosted 12 students from all over the world, including Mexico, Brazil, Norway, and Spain. Shirley often visited her former exchange students after they returned home.
Shirley is survived by her sister Phyllis J. Doban of North Huntington, PA; brother Garry L. Jones of The Villages, FL; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister Linda A. Richardson.
Friends will be received at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State Street, Olean on Friday, July 5, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, at which time a funeral service will be held. The Rev. Susan K. Hadley, of the Trinity United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the AlleganyCemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600 , Doylestown , PA 18901 or online at https://www.dementiasociety.org/donate.