Rita Marie Jones, longtime Rolla Resident, passed away on January 13, 2013 just shy of her 82nd birthday, following a lengthy illness.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Leonard and Bobby Chicoine, and her husband, Willie Herman Jones, formerly of Licking.

She leaves behind her daughter, Kathy Jones Smith, her son, Mark Jones and wife Connie, grandchildren, Keith, David, and Sarah Jones, former daughter-in-law, Michelle Jones Harrison, all of Rolla; and grandchildren, Whitney, Gatlin, and Wade, of Houston, TX.  

Rita enjoyed cake decorating for many years and was fondly known as the “Cake Lady.” She also sewed one-of-a-kind Barbie Doll clothes and loved to toll paint. Above all, Rita’s fondest memory was being a volunteer at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center for twelve years.

A visitation for the family and friends of Rita Jones will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla. Interment will take place at a later date in the Prescott Cemetery near Licking.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association.

Online condolences may be offered at www.nullandsonfuneralhome.com

All arrangements are under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home of Rolla.