Clela Jones


Clela Irene Jones, 92, of Waveland, passed away February 26, 2018 at Ben Hur Health and Rehabilitation. She was born on November 14, 1925 in Waveland, to the late Evan and Verna (Crane) Bannon. On January 26th, 1946 she married Carl Norman Jones. He passed away June 27th, 2006.

Clela graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1944. She was a homemaker, enjoying sewing, gardening, reading, researching family genealogy, and spending time with her family. She was a member of the Browns Valley Baptist Church and the Raymond Todd American Legion Auxiliary Post 323.

She is survived by her daughters: Shelia Sorrels, Rockville, Kelly (John) Steelsmith, Waveland, nine grandchildren, and thirteen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sons; Clyde Jones, Richard Jones, Denny Jones, brother, Richard Bannon, and sister Evelyn Farley.

Funeral Service will be 10:00 AM Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Machledt & Servies Funeral Home 301 East Green Street Waveland, Indiana 47989 with Pastor Ken Green officiating. Burial will follow in Freedom Cemetery. Friends may gather for visitation on Wednesday, February 28th from 4:00-7:00 PM.

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4 thoughts on “Clela Jones

  • Chris Need Rohrman

    Kelly, so sorry for your loss. Janine and I were talking yesterday and we said that all of our mom’s are in heaven planning a camping trip with a beverage and rolling down the hills. Watch out heaven, here comes Ethel!
    Remember all the good times, it helps the sadness fade away.

  • Nancy Stonebraker

    God saw you were getting tired,
    And a cure was not to be.
    So He put His arms around you
    And whispered, “Come To Me.”

    Although we loved you dearly,
    We could not make you stay.
    A golden heart stopped beating,
    Hard working hands at rest.
    God broke our hearts to prove to us,
    He only takes the best.
    So sorry for your loss. Clela was special to me. She will be missed greatly. My love to all you–Nancy Jones Stonebraker

  • Jim Owen

    Dearest family and friends. I’m so sorry to hear about Clela’s passing. I’ll always have fond memories of the reunions either at New Market, Browns Valley or maybe the park in Crawfordsville (even when the boys would take me to the barn for a good thumpin’ Being a kid raised by his grandparents I probably needed the instruction). The reunions didn’t seem all that important when I was younger, but now I wish I could return to those days. I’m sorry to say that due to the flu we won’t be able to attend tomorrow’s service. I do wish G_D’s blessings and peace on all your family.