of Harrison, AR
March 30, 1936 - March 1, 2023
Ruth Leona Jones was welcomed into Heaven on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at the age of 86. She was the daughter of Oliver and Olive Josephine (Foster) Shaw, born on March 30, 1936, in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Jones; a brother, James Shaw, and a sister, Betty House. Ruth grew up and graduated in Richmond, California. She moved to Harrison in 1968. All her life, she sacrificed for the sake of her children and grandchildren. Her passion was serving others in the capacity of cooking, quilting, crocheting, and her church family. She attended Harrison First Assembly Church for 50 years. She was a cashier at Edwards Grocery for several years and a stocker at Mass Merchandiser, from where she retired. She is survived by three daughters, Carren Rivera (Apolonio) of Carson City, NV, Debbie Whitney (Jim) of Harrison, AR, and Tina Grinder (Andy) of Branson, MO; nine grandchildren, Ron Rivera, Connie Gibson, Marta Rivera, Maggie Rivera, Cameron Whitney, Cody Whitney, Vern Saul, Ethan Grinder, and Jareb Grinder; eight great-grandchildren, RJ Rivera, Reilly Gibson, Noah Gibson, Skyler Whitney, Jaxon Whitney, Phoenix Whitney, Malaya Byrd, Aniyah Byrd; and a host of other family and friends. Service was Monday at Roller Christeson Funeral Home, with Brother Dennis Selvidge officiating. The interment was at Maplewood Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ruth's grandsons and great-grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Lee and Rodney Foster.
Ruth was one a million! She was kind and and excellent example of a Christian Lady. Ruth I know is being re-warded for all the kindness she has shown to others here on earth. I visited her Sunday School class with a friend of hers, Mozelle Richardson. I'm sure Mozelle was there to greet Ruth. Two sweet lady's together again.
My heart goes out to you Tina, vern, Ethan, and Jareb, sorry I can not be there for you all, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sorry for your loss
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find quiet peace, love and joy in your fond memories of your loved one.
It is a comfort to know your mom is in the arms of our savior. May God hold the family in His hands and give them the Peace that only he can give.
I'm so sorry for this great loss for your family praying for strength and comfort love and hugs
Debbie and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a pretty lady.In Christ Love,Judy
I love you and will miss you Aunt Ruth. God bless Tina's, Debbie's and Carren's family, my dear sweet cousins. I love you all and will keep you in my prayers.❤❤❤🙏🙏🙏
So sorry for your loss Thoughs and Prayers for your family
So very sorry for your great loss of your mother. Sending prayers and hugs to you all!!
All the family are in my prayers and may you find peace in your fond memories of Ruth.