Josephine R. Jones
02/19/1923 - 06/03/2022
Obituary For Josephine R. Jones
Josephine R. Jones
Feb. 19, 1923-June 3, 2022
Josephine R. Jones, 99, Altoona, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her three loving sons, Friday morning at UPMC Altoona.
She was born in Altoona, the daughter of the late Santo Scaglione and Lola Beckwith-Smith. Josephine married Morris T. Jones on April 28, 1943, he preceded her in death on May 2, 1987.
Josephine is survived by three sons: Morris W. Jones (Sylvia H.) of Fayettville, NC, Richard L. Jones (Carmen C.) and Russell E. Jones all of Altoona; seven grandchildren: Xavier J., Angela M., Morris A., Autumn L., Eric C., Monica R., and Michael B.; fifteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Johnny Smith; sisters: Dorothy Marie Willis and Betty Carr; and many nieces and nephews who affectionately called her “Aunt Jo”.
She was preceded in death by several siblings and a granddaughter.
Josephine was a 1941 graduate of Altoona High School and had retired from Tritex Sportswear.
She was a member of the former Bethel AME Church. Josephine enjoyed traveling, going to casino’s, working crossword puzzles, working in her yard with her flowers, but especially loved spending time with her loving family.
Friends will be received from 11 am-1 pm on Friday, June 10, 2022 at The Stevens Mortuary, Inc., 1421 8th Ave., Altoona, Pa. 16602. A funeral service will immediately follow at 1 pm in the Stevens Memorial Chapel with Rev. Keith R. Moore officiating. Interment will be held at Blair Memorial Park.
Condolences may be made at www.stevensfamilyfuneralhomes.com or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook page.
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