Anna Meredith Jones, age 97, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away early Friday, August 27, 2021, at the Medicalodge in Ft. Scott.
She was born March 10, 1924, in Garland, Kansas, the daughter of Archie White Dickerson and Ora Ethel Edgell Dickerson. She married Robert L. Jones on August 3, 1940, in Nevada, Missouri. She and Bob moved to their home in Marmaton in 1960.
Meredith was a talented seamstress. She used her talents to create many beautiful formal gowns. Meredith, along with her mother, owned and operated the Dickerson Slipcover Shop in Ft. Scott for many years. Meredith was a member of the Grace Baptist Tabernacle where she actively served as Sunday School teacher for twenty-six years and also served as church pianist and organist.
She loved being outdoors and working with her flowers. Following her husband’s death, she later moved to Cavalry Crossing where she made her home for several years prior to moving to the Medicalodge.
Survivors include three sons, Jimmie Jones (Susan) of Ft. Scott, Gary Jones (Alice) of Joplin, Missouri and Mike Jones of Marshfield, Missouri; eight grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren and twenty-seven great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Norman Dickerson (Bev) of Orlando, Florida, a sister-in-law, Maxine Dickerson of Bronson, Kansas and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, on February 1, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Gene Dickerson, a daughter-in-law, Kathie Jones and a sister and brother-in-law, Teresa and Norbert Morewald.
Rev. Brian Rhoades will conduct a graveside service at 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 30th at the U. S. National Cemetery.
Family and friends may meet at the Cheney Witt Chapel prior to leaving for the cemetery at 10:45 A.M.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 P.M. Sunday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to Integrity Hospice or the Grace Baptist Tabernacle and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.