Clarabele Burgess Jones

FENTON — Clarabele Burgess Jones, 90, of Fenton, died on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton, with Pastor Jeremy Peters officiating. Burial will take place in Woodland Cemetery, in Reed City. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. Those desiring may make contributions to Lake Fenton United Methodist Church.

Clarabele was born on Feb. 5, 1925, in Owosso, the daughter of Harry and Ida May (Manning) Burgess. She was a 1942 graduate of Owosso High School. She married Dean Edgar Jones on June 20, 1942, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 1994. Clarabele resided in Fenton since 2006, coming from Frankenmuth and Reed City. She was employed by Smith Bridgman's Department Store. She was a member of Lake Fenton United Methodist Church. She volunteered at the grocery store at Lockwood Senior Living, the Clothes Line Thrift Shop in Frankenmuth and Reed City Skilled Nursing Facility. She also had learned Morse code, because her husband was a ham radio operator.

Surviving are daughters, Susan, and husband, Patrick Hegarty, of Gaylord; and Jennifer and husband, Michael Clapp, of Fenton; two grandchildren, Ryan and wife, Jillian Clapp, of Costa Mesa, Calif., and Alyssa and husband, Ryan Wilson, of Sandusky; great-grandson, Maxwell Wilson; brother, Charles and wife, Mary Ann Burgess, of Chelsea; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; adoptive parents, Cliff and Clara Doan; brothers, Lee Burgess and Cliff Doan; and sister, Eva Way.

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