Nancy Elizabeth Jones (nee Garn), 68, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Mercy New Life Hospice Residence Center, following a lengthy illness. Nancy was born July 1, 1950 in Elyria and was raised in Amherst before moving to Vermilion. Elyria has been her home for the last three years.
Nancy was a devoted wife and mother. She had several and cared for many stray animals. She enjoyed playing Yahtzee on "Nancy Jones Day". She enjoyed connecting on Facebook and engaging in online games with her friends as well. She enjoyed traveling to Amish country and the North Carolina shorelines. In her spare time, she loved going for walks and shopping. She cherished the homemade gifts she received from family and friends and was an avid collector of many things. She treasured her friendship with her sister-in-law, affectionately known as "Maegarn".
She is survived by her husband and best friend, Robert Jones; son Brian Terry of Amherst; daughters, Danielle Trager of Vermilion, Joni Terry of Missouri; stepdaughters, Tina Stanislawski of Lorain, Teresa Jones of Nashville, Tennessee; 12 grandchildren, one of whom she raised, Sadie Terry; brother, Timothy and Mae Garn of Lorain; sisters, Susan and Jerry Bittner and Maureen Garn, both of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Molly Swan of Richlands, North Carolina and her dear friend, Barb Maher of Florida.
Nancy was preceded in death by her brother, Patrick Garn in 1961 and parents, Clarence and Mary Jayne Garn (nee Griesser).
Friends may call Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 5 P.M. until the time of the service at 6 P.M. at the Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to New Life Hospice, 3500 Kolbe Rd., Lorain, OH 44053 or the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106-2204.
For those unable to attend please visit the funeral home's website to share a memory and sign the guest register, www.hempelfuneralhome.com