Ruth Lily Jones
Date of Birth
July 12, 1920
Bolivar, Louisiana
Entered into Rest
September 17, 2022
Ashland, Nebraska
Funeral Service Directions

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 ~ 10:30 a.m.
United Methodist Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Visitation Directions

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 ~ 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
United Methodist Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska


Ashland United Methodist Women

Ruth Lily Jones, 102, of Ashland, NE, entered into rest on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Oxbow Living Center in Ashland, NE.  She was born July 12, 1920 in Bolivar, LA to Albert and Emma (Christofferson) Holliday.

Ruth graduated from Strahan High School in Iowa along with her two sisters, Amy and Esther Holliday.  All three of the Holliday girls were on the same girls basketball team and graduated in the same year.  On November 5, 1941, Ruth was married to Clyde E. Jones at the courthouse in Wahoo, NE.

Ruth lived on the family farm outside of Ashland until they moved into Ashland in 1955.  They moved to Clermont, FL in 1978, then to Mt. Vernon, MO in 1990 and back to Ashland in 2009.  Ruth worked for the Ashland Telephone Company and for Knickersons Farms.

Ruth enjoyed fishing, collecting dolls, sewing, working in the garden and she enjoyed being with her family and friends.  She had a green thumb when it came to her beautiful flowers and plants.  She often arranged flowers for the church out of her garden.  Ruth’s faith was very important to her and she read the Bible, that her father gave her, every day.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews and many friends that she made from the places she lived and her doll collection friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Jones (2009), parents, three brothers (George, Bernard and Dennis) and two sisters (Amy and Esther).

Condolences for Ruth Lily Jones
  1. Karen Burkland
    • September 21, 2022 - 1 year ago

    Aunt Ruth lived a long, fulfilling life. I didn’t live close to her, but the few times I visited her she always had a sweet personality, and a lovely sense of humor. I can only imagine the reunion she is having in heaven now, with her siblings and family members. The Bible says to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord! So I’ll meet you again someday, Dear Aunt Ruth. Enjoy the presence of the Lord and your family in the meantime. Much Love to you, Karen Burkland, niece

  2. Barbara Holliday
    • October 19, 2022 - 11 months ago

    Will remember Ruth and good times we had. Ruth was a fun lady and looked at life in a positive way. She will be missed.

  3. Tina
    • January 25, 2023 - 8 months ago

    Ruth and I met about 26 years ago and realized we were kindred spirits and sisters-in-Jesus. God blessed me to spend time with this precious soul in person, through phone calls and through letters. She shared herself and her history easily. Though I have some mementos (a copy of the book she wrote about her life, a copy of the telegram/wire Clyde sent her to let her know he was safe during the war, and a copy of the picture of her in a blue velvet dress with Clyde for their wedding portrait); I have so much more in the treasure box of my heart. Though I miss her, I know that she believed John 3:16 and lived her life for Christ. She is whole, with our Lord, and having reunions with Clyde and other loved ones now. I will meet her with open arms one day soon. She is not here but my love for her remains. Blessed friend and sister-in-Christ, Tina

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