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Flossie W. Jones of Sallisaw, Oklahoma was born to Charlie Worley and Ellen Hogner Worley on June 22, 1927 near Stilwell, Oklahoma and passed from this life on April 11, 2016 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma at the age of 88 years. She was a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, (Hogner/Sixkiller families). Flossie graduated high school at Stilwell and, amazing for the 1940s, attended Northeastern State Teacher’s College for 2 years, acquiring a teacher’s certificate. She met and married John Archer Jones after WW II. They were married for 67 years. They lived all their life raising their family of 3 sons in Sequoyah County. Flossie was a teacher, social worker, and mother. She helped with John Archer’s general store at Akins and then with their antique store for many years. Flossie retired from the Oklahoma Department of Social/Rehabilitative services after 28 years. She was a member of the Akins Baptist Church. She enjoyed the Garden Club and the 14 Flags Heritage Club. She enjoyed antiques and yard sales (never met one she did not like). The highlight of her life was watching her 3 sons graduate from post graduate programs. The most important thing she taught others about life was to persevere. Mrs. Jones is survived by her husband, John Archer of the home; 2 sons: Charles Kim Jones and wife Susan of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, and Terry Gene Jones and wife Lorraine of Winfield, Kansas; daughter-in-law, Mary Jones of Tahlequah, Oklahoma; brother, Jock Worley of Stilwell, Oklahoma; sisters Carol “Spoonie” Long of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Faye Hummingbird of Stilwell, Oklahoma, Judy Dillard of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Sue Smith of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Ellen Worley; her oldest son, Chester Randall Jones; brother, Wayne Worley; and sister, Rogene Isaacs. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, April 15, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Akins Baptist Church in Akins, Oklahoma with Vernon Smith officiating. Interment will be in the Akins Cemetery under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. Memorial donations may be made to the Valley Hospice, 100 Valley Dr., Pauls Valley, Oklahoma 73075. You may send a condolence to the family at www.woosterfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  April 14, 2016
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