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Wayne Edward “Too Tall” Jones, 71, of Mound City, Kan. died unexpectedly Friday, June 26, 2015 at his home.
Wayne was born Nov. 30, 1943 in Kansas City, Kan. to Daniel Rinehart and Margaret Bernice (Herren) Jones. He graduated from Mound City High School with the Class of 1961. “Too Tall” was employed with General Motors Corporation as a Union Representative with Local 31 for 36 years.
Wayne was a family man who enjoyed his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. He was an avid coin collector and enjoyed surfing eBay and fishing. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Wayne Edward Jones Jr. on Jan. 4, 1964; one grandson, Bobby Brown; one brother, Daryl Dean Jones; one sister, Danice J. Bigelow; and one sister-in-law, Francis Jones.
Survivors include his wife, Darlene Jones of the home; three daughters, Donna Jones and husband Daniel Ramirez, Pamela Simpson and husband Richard all of Kansas City, Mo., and Carmen Jenness and husband Brandon of Gardner, Kan.; two stepsons, James Perry and wife Kim of Newark, Calif. and Daniel Perry of the home; three brothers, David Jones and wife Shirley of Kirbyville, Mo., John Jones of Holt, Mo., and Michael Jones and wife Linda of Tampico, Mexico; three sisters, Carol S. Martin and husband Bill of Moreta, Va., Linda Johnson and husband Garry of Platte City, Mo. and Nancy Fairchild and husband Pete of Silver City, N.M.; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory Mound City Chapel. The funeral service will follow at 12 pm. Burial will be in Colbert Cemetery. Friends and family may leave on line condolences at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements: Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory Mound City Chapel.

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