Ruth A. Jones

April 12, 1956 - Oct. 23, 2009

Ruth A. Jones, 53, of Janesville, died Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at her home with her family by her side after a couragous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Waukesha on April 12, 1956, the daughter of the late Meryl and Mattie (Singleton) Paulson.

On June 11, 1976, she married Kenneth L. Jones at St. Mary Catholic Church in Milton. He preceded her in death Dec. 10, 2007.

Ruth graduated from Marshfield High School and moved to Janesville in 1988. She enjoyed crafting, tending to her vegetable and flower garden, boating and an occasional trip to the casino. When her husband was alive, they spent many memorable moments at their trailer in Montello. Ruth was a very energetic, caring and creative person who was very devoted to spending time with her family and grandchildren. She and her granddaughters would have many girls nights out, telling stories and face painting. Ruth was very strong-willed and continued working at Swing and Slide until Oct. 1, 2009, putting up a strong fight until the very end.

She is survived by her two children, whom she was very proud of, Kristopher (Jennifer) Jones and Kimberly (Jason) Short, all of Janesville; three grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, Kaya Lyn Jones, Stephany Nicolle Jones and Jayahr Kenneth Short; her sisters, Rose (Ray) Schmeiser of Wausau and Rita Paulson of Baytown, Texas; her brother, Rick (Sue) Paulson of New Richmond; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Crawford.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at Whitcomb-Lynch-Albrecht Funeral Home, 828 S. Janesville St., Milton. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Milton with the Rev. James Kuhn officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery.

Whitcomb-Lynch-Albrecht Funeral Home, 608-868-2542, is serving the family.