Doris Eileen (Francis) Jones, 87, a resident of Indianapolis and Fountaintown, Ind., went gently home to be with her Lord on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, surrounded by all her loving family. She was born in Crawfordsville, Ind. to the late Cassie B. and Lucy W. (Powell) Francis.
Doris married Ancle Jones on Dec. 15, 1940 at the home of Ancle’s grandfather, James Jones, in Tompkinsville, Ky. She was a homemaker 18 years before going to work at RCA and Western Electric. She retired from Western Electric in 1982 but remained a lifetime member of the Pioneers.
Doris was an active member of several Missionary Baptist Churches in Ky. and Ind. She most recently was a member of Sunnyside Road Baptist Church. She often shared with others her strong personal faith and testimony, especially during her illness of the past six months.
Doris is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Ancle Jones; daughter, Betty (Herbert, deceased) Kremer of Greenfield; two sons, Robert (Lou) and Ancle Elvin (April) Jones, both of Indianapolis; 9 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; and a multitude of wonderful, supportive extended family and friends.
Preceding her in death was one son, James C. Jones; and 11 siblings.
The family wishes to acknowledge their gratitude for the loving, compassionate care provided by Community Hospital Hospice Team.
Funeral services will be held in Forest Lawn Funeral Home on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 at 11:00 am with calling from 10:30 until time of service. Visitation will be on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm also in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Sunnyside Road Baptist Church 6102 Sunnyside Road, Indianapolis, IN 46236 or to charity of choice.