The Patricia Ann Jones Memorial Research Fund

The Patricia Ann Jones Memorial Research Fund

Patricia Ann Jones, 62, of Downingtown, passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Neighborhood Hospice of West Chester. She was the beloved wife of Thomas H. B. Jones, with whom she had just celebrated 41 years of marriage in June.

Born in Oak Ridge, TN, she was the daughter of the late Charles W. and Corinne Brothers Pelzer. As a young child, she and her family spent two years in Afhganistan. They then returned to live in Silver Spring, Maryland. Patty graduated from Maryville College with a BA in Elementary Education and taught for a short time in Middletown, Ohio before settling in Downingtown. She enjoyed doing volunteer work, driving cancer patients to appointments, and delivering Meals on Wheels for 12 years in Downingtown. She loved knitting scarves to sell, and donated all proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer charity. Patty survived breast cancer in 1998, but spent her last 6 years battling Leiomyosarcoma, a very rare cancer.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Thomas A. B. Jones; daughters, Jami Jones Martin (Noll), Lori Ann Wilkinson (Don); her sister, Jeannie Fleming; and six grandchildren who brought her great joy.

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