Dateline: January 26, 2006

Funeral services for Irene Rhodes Jones, age 93, were held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2006, in Robertson Chapel of Memories with Rev. Tom Garmon, minister of the First United Methodist Church in Clarendon, officiating.  Burial was held in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mrs. Jones died Friday, January 20, 2006, in Amarillo.  She was born April 26, 1912, in Cooper, Delta County, Texas, to John Wesley and Oda Pearl Lewis Rhodes.  She was the third of eight daughters.  Her family moved to Brice, Texas, in 1913 and then to Clarendon.  She graduated from Clarendon High School in 1933.  She married Marvin Roger Jones on August 11, 1945, at the San Jacinto Methodist parsonage in Amarillo.  She attended Amarillo College of Hairdressing and later owned Irene’s Beauty Salon in Clarendon.  After selling her business, she helped her husband with the farming business.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Clarendon.  In March 1999, she moved to Amarillo and resided at Park Towers and then Ware Memorial Care Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Marvin in 1986; and three sisters, Matti Chamberlain, Ruth Riley, and Dorothy Adamson.

Survivors include four sisters, Jewell Stewart and Betty McElroy both of Amarillo, Ailene McElroy of Clarendon, and Johnnie Adamson of Bakersfield, California; eight nieces; ten nephews; 21 great nephews; 16 great nieces; 23 great great nephews, and eleven great great nieces.

The family requests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, PO Box 157, Clarendon, Texas 79226-0157 or to Citizens Cemetery, PO Box 983, Clarendon, Texas 79226.

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