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Libby Jones

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June 21, 1921     ~     August 25, 2012

Elizabeth Owen “Libby” Jones, 91, Glasgow, died Saturday, August 25, 2012. Born June 21, 1921 in Harrodsburg, KY, she was the daughter of John Ed Owen and Ruby Redwitz Owen. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charles C. “Buck” Jones, and her beloved brother Tommy Owen, Nashville, TN.

An honor graduate of Pineville High School and Centre College, she was a retired teacher from Glasgow High School, a job that was a joy to her. First Christian Church was her church home, where she taught Sunday School for many years.

Her 22 years as an Air Force wife gave her the opportunity for leadership and guidance with the young wives whose husbands served under her husband—a rare and special opportunity with which she was blessed. Her faith, family, friends, the mountains, the oceans, her students, and her fellow teachers were all very dear to her.

Survivors include her faithful and loving sons: John C. Jones (Barbara) of Clearwater, FL; Thomas N. “Tom” Jones (Mary Bess) of Richmond, KY; Charles A. “Chuck” Jones (Kim) of Charleston, SC; and Curtis L. Jones (Pam) of Louisville, KY; seven grandchildren: Jennifer Rogers (Jason), Amanda Jones, Gina Jones (Chad), Whitney Jones, Meredith Jones, Meggan and Andrew Zena; Nell Owen, sister-in-law; Lee Holzemer, niece; and Steve Owen, nephew.

The family would like to express their gratitude to her physician, Dr. Bill Marrs, and the staff at Barren County Health Care Center for their loving care.

A memorial service will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church of Glasgow. Visitation with the family will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to First Christian Church. Arrangements entrusted to Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home.

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13 Entries for Libby Jones

  1. Nancy Hall Pace says:

    Mrs. Jones was one of our most beloved teachers. She held the bar high and encouraged you to join her there. When I think on my education in Glasgow, she is the top of the list. She will be sorely missed but her legacy lives on in each of us that got to be a part of her classroom. Love and prayers to all of you.

  2. Cheryl Jessie-Brooks says:

    I will forever hold Mrs. Jones as special in my heart. She was one of my favorite teachers. She truly cared about her students and made it a joy to be in her classes and I can say I looked forward to seeing her each day. I learned a lot from Mrs. Jones, not only from books but much about life itself. In later years, she always took time to say hello whenever I ran in to her and never saw me as a stranger. I wish more teachers would pattern after Mrs. Jones and her love and care for others. May God bless your family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. steve vandyke says:

    she was one of my favorite teachers at GHS. my thoughts and prayers for the family.

  4. Todd Hamilton says:

    Mrs. Jones was one of my favorite teachers during my time at Glasgow High. She will be missed by all of us who were her students. God bless the family as you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Lori Pickett says:

    this lovely lady will be greatly missed and my prayers are with the family

  6. lois bulle says:

    sorry for your loss ; i went glasgow high and i remember mrs jones really well she was a sweet lady and also talked to her when my mom was the same nursing home a very sweet lady that will be missed by all who knew her. may god bless her family

  7. Beth Jackman Holland says:

    Chuck and Curt,
    Your mother was such a wonderful lady, full of beauty and grace. I not only admired her as a teacher but as a person. She fostered in her students the desire to learn. Still to this day I think of her when I sit down and open a good book to read. Mrs. Jones lives on in many of us. To all the family, I hope that your sweet memories of her will be of great comfort during this difficult time. My sympathy is with you.

  8. Rita Froedge Garmon says:

    Mrs. Jones was a great teacher! She was one of my favorites at GHS! The family are in my thoughts & prayers! God Bless!

  9. Bobby Cook says:

    Mrs. Jones was one of the best teachers I knew in my 30 years as an educator. I taught close to her room for 13 years at Glasgow High School, she was simplely a classic lady both as a person and as a teacher to her students. She would go beyond her duty to help a student who needed help or just somebody to listen to them.
    To the family, she will be missed by me and my family. Our prayers are with her family. God Bless!
    Bobby and Linda Cook/Family

  10. Carla Pursley Jones says:

    I just saw her in May at the Glasgow bash. She was sitting in front of her room. She remembered me and another student she had. We were so thrilled to see her after 40 years! She was still the same kind, soft spoken lady as ever. What a difference she made in so many lives in her short life span.If only there were more like her in the world. I too had her in high school. She was a treasure. Know that God said ,”JOB WELL DONE” and she is smiling on all of us. God bless.

  11. Sandie Wooten Claywell says:

    Mrs. Jones was one of my favorite teachers in high school. I credit her with opening a vast world of literature to me and for that I will be forever grateful. She was a class act. Whenever I would see her in town she always knew my name. I will miss you.

  12. Ann Stewart says:

    I absolutely loved Mrs. Jones–as a person and a teacher. I will treasure my memories just as the family will treasure their memories of both of their parents. Blessings and peace to all of he family.

  13. Virginia Ellen Meador Hanks says:

    Libby and Buck really rated high with us as they did with my uncle, John Neely Meador. May God bless you in your loss.