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(March 5, 1943 – April 24, 2013)

Joan Shirley Jones, 70, of Midland and previously of Bay City, died at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland on April 24, 2013. Joan was born on March 5, 1943 in Bay City to the late Carl and Estelle (Sexton) Gehringer. On July 24, 1987 she married her sweetheart Howard H. Jones who predeceased her on April 29, 2008. Joan loved crocheting, gardening, reading, sewing but especially loved the outdoors. Joan is survived by her daughters, Patricia Doty of Midland, Kelly (Aaron) Gievers of Midland; sons, Scott Parent of Midland, Timothy (Pamela) Parent of Midland; 12 grandchildren; 1 great grandson; sisters, Lou Brenay of Bay City, Joyce Frizzell of Frost Proof, FL and brother Ken (Jeneanne) Gehringer of Spanish Fork, UT. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday April 29, 2013 atSmith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly, with Pastor Don Duford officiating. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home from 10 am until the time of the service. Interment will follow at Midland City Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Joan’s family in her honor.Online condolences can be left at www.smithminer.com