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Levi D. Jones, 102, died at 8:04 a.m. Sunday, July 16, 2017, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 19, 1914, in LaGrange County, to David E. and Mary (Miller) Jones. On Dec. 7, 1937, in LaGrange County, he married Mandy Gingerich. She died Oct. 6, 2006.
Surviving are six sons, Larry (Mary Ellen) Jones of Shipshewana, Levi (Janet) Jones Jr. of Indianapolis, Lynn (Jill) Jones of Topeka, Winford (Ulonda) Jones of LaGrange, Kenneth (Vera) Jones of Middlebury and Jacob (Loretta) Jones of Shipshewana; six daughters, Marilou (Dale) Mast of Fort Myers, Florida, Judy (Josey) Bontrager of Shipshewana, Elsie (Alvin) Miller of Middlebury, Rebecca (Mervin) Byler of Wolcottville, Ruth (DeWayne) Miller of Shipshewana and Linda (Ernest) Lehman of Topeka; 62 grandchildren; 229 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Esther Horst of Gulfport, Mississippi.
He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; two sons, Paul and John Jones; two granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; six brothers; five sisters; and one half-brother.
He was a farmer, plumber and a member of the Old Order Amish Church. He enjoyed riding his bicycle and traveling. He loved attending the Mennonite Relief Sale, helping with Mennonite Disaster Service and spending winters in Florida. Levi also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Monday, July 17, and all day Tuesday, July 18, at the Jacob Jones residence, 3290 N. 500 West, Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, at the Alton Bontrager residence, 2780 N. 500 West, Shipshewana.
Services will be conducted by the Rev. Elmer Schrock and the home ministers. Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery, Shipshewana.
Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.
Published on July 16, 2017
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