Josephine R. Jones

02/19/1923 - 06/03/2022


Obituary For Josephine R. Jones

Josephine R. JonesFeb. 19, 1923-June 3, 2022Josephine 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 or Stevens Family Funeral Homes Facebook page.

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  • 06/09/2022

    Aunt Jo, I will always remember after church Sunday's, $1.00 gift envelopes, and trays of raisin and chocolate chip cookies on Christmas Day. Most of all, I will remember her asummed mothership. Aunt Jo was so beloved because of how she lived, laughed and loved all her nieces and nephews. She corrected us when we needed it, and was always willling to listen. Her door was always open to us, her family. She was a mother to us all (and I dare say, anyone who knew her Jones Boys). I adored her and am so thankful for the example she set for me.......niece Jackie

  • 06/05/2022

    Ms.Josephine was an ever present figure in the lives of our family. She was my Mom's dearest and most trusted friend.Like so many others of past generations she was a "Grio", passing down information from one generation to another. She was a mentor and had a loving, kind and gentle spirit. Ms. Josephine was a gift to all of us and she will be sorely missed. Margo & Joseph Corbin and David Pyles.

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Funeral Directors

Joseph J. Stevens III

Matthew J. McConville

Christopher J. Feathers

David J. Mason