Frances M. Dearth Jones, 72, died November 7, 2019 at Tivoli Nursing Center in Portage. She was born July 7, 1947 in Monroe, the daughter of Myron F. and Betty May (Gerber) Dearth.
Fran graduated from Blanchardville High School in 1966. April 1, 1997, she married Gary Jones. She was employed by the State of Wisconsin until she retired due to health issues in 2004. Fran enjoyed her computer, talking on the phone, going shopping, and taking trips with her sisters. She also loved her pets, dogs and birds.
Survivors include her husband Gary of Pardeeville; step children Jammie of Evansville, Jeremy and Joshua of Madison; three grandsons and two granddaughters. She is further survived by half sister Tonna Waltermrie of CA; sisters Kate (Ray) Neuenschwander of AZ, and Sue Baumgartner of AZ; brother Mike (Pat) Dearth of Gays Mills; step father Ron Langdock and many in-laws and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother-in-law Pete Baumgartner and nephew Dan Marchant.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 16 at 1 PM at Grasse Funeral Home, 119 Industrial Drive, Pardeeville with Rev. Mark Brandel officiating. Burial will follow at Wyocena Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 AM until the time of services at the funeral home.
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