Maxine Clark Jones


Maxine Clark Jones, 96, died Sunday, June 23, 2013, at her home in Garden City.

Maxine Clark Jones, 96, died Sunday, June 23, 2013, at her home in Garden City.

She was born Aug. 27, 1916, in Coldwater, to Marion and Estella Garten Bratcher.

Mrs. Jones had been a resident of Pierceville since 1943 where she was a dedicated helpmate on the farm, driving trucks and cooking for harvest crews all while caring for her children. In 1959, she and her husband moved to Garden City, while continuing to farm.

She was a member of Pierceville Federated Church and then the Garden City First United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star and the Senior Center of Finney County. She belonged to the UMW and the Godmothers and also volunteered at St. Catherine Hospital and for Meals on Wheels.

On July 23, 1933, she married Lester Clark in Ashland. He died Feb. 14, 1980, in Mesa, Ariz. On Aug. 5, 1983, she married Arthur V. Jones in Crested Butte, Colo. He died April 25, 2011, in Garden City. She also was preceded in death by a son, Terry Clark; two brothers, Laverne and Felton Bratcher; and a sister, Berniece White.

Survivors include a daughter, Marian Mason of Garden City; a stepdaughter, Karen Walker and her husband John of Ingalls; two grandsons, Cole Mason of Garden City, and Phil Mason of Lindsey, Okla.; two granddaughters, Leah Kathman of Garden City, and Traci Martinez of Wichita; two stepgrandsons, Ty Walker of Garden City, and Travis Walker of Springfield, Mo.; two stepgranddaughters, Tamara Frescatore of Killeen, Texas, and Terra Simon of Pierceville; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Garden City. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Garden City.

There will be no public calling times. Condolences may be sent at Memorials are suggested to the Senior Center of Finney County, in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home, 620 N. Main St., Garden City, KS 67846.


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