Myrna May Stewart Jones of McConnelsville passed away peacefully in hospice care at the Morrison House at Genesis Hospital early Friday morning, March 11, 2022 after a very short illness. Her children and grandchildren were all able to spend time with her. Myrna was born at home on the farm on Stewart Road in Bloom Township, Morgan County, Ohio on March 3, 1940, to Elizabeth Cline Stewart and Allan Lee Stewart. She went to Tunnel Hill grade school and then graduated in 1958 from M&M High School. She graduated from Good Samaritan Hospital school of nursing in 1961, and then began her nursing career at Ohio State University Hospitals. She married Walter Jones in 1964 at Pisgah United Methodist Church. Myrna served as a nurse in many different capacities in Ohio, Michigan, and New Jersey. She loved flowers and gardening, sheep and horses and helped rehabilitate many animals and birds. Her greatest joy was being a mother and grandmother. Myrna was a very outgoing and engaging person, empathetic and giving, with much love of God and strong faith. She loved every community in which she lived, and has lasting good friends in all. She had special love for children, and had worked as a school nurse and in child care both as a nurse and assistant teacher at times. She always expressed the wish that she could rock children in heaven. For her, every child everywhere was a child to be loved. She felt the pain of every child who was hurting for any reason. She is survived by Walter, her husband and partner in all things, and three children: Tammy (who is a nurse as was Myrna's mother) in Zanesville and her children Lydia and Campbell; Allan, spouse Kim, in Tennessee, and their sons Mikeal and Conner; Craig, spouse Lori, in Reynoldsburg, and their two children Liam and Grace. Family gave her much meaning and joy. Her three children and the six grandchildren were her greatest and most loved blessings. Myrna was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Burdette. Arrangements will be made for a community memorial service at Pisgah United Methodist Church sometime later in spring, her favorite season. Memorial contributions should be made to Pisgah UMC or to St. Jude Research Hospital for Children. Miller-Huck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.miller-huck.com.
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