Joyce J. Jones was born on July 27, 1926 in Newton County, the beloved daughter of Roy O. Jones and Margaret Wilson Jones.

Joyce J. Jones was born on July 27, 1926 in Newton County, the beloved daughter of Roy O. Jones and Margaret Wilson Jones.  
She entered into rest on Feb. 26, 2017 in Carthage, Mo., at the age of 90 years, six months and 30 days.  
Joyce was an independent and accomplished woman.  She attended the Midway school, and then medical college in Houston, Texas.  She worked as a medical technologist and worked in medical research in Houston and St. Louis. She also worked for a doctor in Baxter Springs, Kan., and worked in Lockwood, Mo.    
After retiring from the medical profession, Joyce returned to her homeland to help her mother and renew her first love of raising horses.  
An avid equestrian, she especially liked American Saddlebred horses. She shared that joy with her friends Larry and Loretta McBride.      
Joyce is survived by one half-sister, one half-brother, several cousins and nieces and nephews.  
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 3, 2017 at Newtonia Cemetery in Newtonia, Mo. Visitation will be held prior to service from 9-10 a.m. Friday, March 3, 2017 at Ulmer Funeral Home. Officiating will be Tye Zola.
Online condolences can be made at www.ulmerfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.