Iris Lavonne Jones of Miami, Okla. passed from this life Friday, May 11, 2018 at Windridge Nursing and Rehab in Miami, Okla.  She was 81

Iris was born December 7, 1936 in Miami, Okla. to Joseph R. and Ruth Elaine (Covey) Jones. She had lived all her life in Miami and graduated from Miami High School Class of 1954. She worked for the City of Miami for 26 years where she was a department secretary for the   Mayor’s Office. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Miami, Okla. and was a volunteer at Integris Miami Hospital. 

Iris was preceded in death by her husband J.B. Jones October 28, 2003, two sons Stephen Jones and Greg Jones, her daughter Pamela Lovell, her parents and her brother Larry Jones.

Survivors include her two grandchildren Christine Lovell of Miami, Okla. and Ryan Lovell of St. Louis, Mo. and her sister Ramona Dowty of Miami, Okla. 

Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Miami, Okla.  Rev. Rick Longcrier will officiate. Interment will be in G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, Okla. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home Chapel in Miami. Services have been placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, Okla.  Online condolences may be made at