Alma Jewell Jones, 99, died at her home in Glasgow on Sunday, August 7, 2022. She was an accomplished, elegant, remarkable lady of excellence who loved the Lord, her family, and her many dear friends. She had a pure, true loving heart and is and was beloved. She kept countless people in her prayers daily and was devoted to her family and country. She faithfully remembered birthdays, attended important family events, and helped so many. She traveled the world. She toured Jerusalem and the Holy Land including Egypt, and traveled to Mexico, Canada, England, France, China, and most states in the Continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii, to name a few.
She started teaching elementary school in a one-room school in Barren County, Temple Hill School, then moved to Louisville, Ky. where she retired after 44 years. She was a member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association and the Glasgow/Barren County Retired Teachers Associations.
She was the daughter of the late James Ira Jones and Myrtie Crabtree Jones of Nobob. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Gladys Pace, Ruby Smith, and Roxie Arterburn; and brothers, Kenneth Jones, Brent Jones, Thomas Jones, and Clifton Jones; nephew Timothy Jones: and great, great nephew, Justin Bush.
She was affectionately known as “Aunt Alma” to her nieces and nephews. At family gatherings, she was surrounded by the children, and everyone wanted to give and receive her hugs. She showed great joy, delight, and interest in the lives of her nieces and nephews and their families. She is survived by Wilma Rogers, Wilton Pace, Randal Pace, Sharon Bartley, Shauna Depp, Rodney Pace, Kenny Smith, Corma Cameron, Dannie Arterburn, Linda Martin, Terry Bush, Jennifer Marshall, Kathy Jones, Brent Allen Jones, Gary Jones, and Sherry Harlow; 24 great nieces and nephews; 44 great, great nieces and nephews; and a great, great, great nephew and niece.
A Big Thank You to the wonderful caregivers that became Miss Alma’s friends: Irene, Phyllis, Jackie, Rhonda, Scarlett, Karen, Mary, Barbara, Becky, and Julie. They gave her tender loving care and freedom for her to live in her own home.
Visitation will be on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at Poplar Log Cemetery at 3 p.m. with a graveside service at 4 p.m. Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. Please share your condolences with the family online at www.hatchersaddler.com.