Cynthia M. Jones
January 11, 1947 – July 29, 2021
Omaha, NE-Born Saturday Jan 11, 1947, Portsmouth, Iowa to Leona “Pat” Zangerle. Adopted by John “J.P.” and Helen “Lena” Stein when 4 years old. Baptized, 1st Communion, Confirmation at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Portsmouth, IA. Attended County School Cass County #3 through 8th grade. Graduated from St Mary’s High School. Married Bill Petsche. Nov 18, 1965, a son, Michael, was born. Bill passed away Aug 5, 1966. Married Alvin Chamberlain who adopted Michael, 2 daughters were born. Vicki Bonar and Jill Mellott. Married Fred Jones, her friend and soul mate, June 23, 1990. They enjoyed traveling, sewing for children and grandchildren. Cindy was known for her cookies and cookie trays delivered to friends and neighbors at Christmas. She enjoyed baseball, watching the Omaha Royals at Rosenblatt and then the Storm Chasers at Werner Park, but her favorite team was the Los Angeles Dodgers. She followed her grandson in his baseball career from T-Ball through high school. She also enjoyed watching her granddaughters play soccer and volleyball.
Fred and Cindy also enjoyed dancing and dancing for Toys for Tots, traveling as far as Tucson, AZ to participate in the program.
She was preceded in death by biological mother, Leona Zangerle-Stein, adopted father and mother, J.P. and Helen Deagas-Stein; stepbrothers, Russell and Richard Stein. Survived by husband, Fred Jones; children, Michael and Jackie Chamberlain, Vicki and Chad Bonar, Jill and Chris Mellott; stepchildren: Catherine Severson-Jones, Brad Jones, Derek and Michelle Jones; grandchildren: Arlo Selix, Caitlin and Morgan Mellott; stepgrandchildren: Andrew Mantzaris, Anthony and Teresa Severson, Brandy Severson-Valdez, Carter and Dillon Jones, Chad Jr and Chase Bonar; four step-great- grandchildren: Bianca, Carmen, Raena, Layla; very close friends: Don Christenson and Laura Gliess, Bob and Jan Rishoi, Frank Brichacek and Jean Pfifer, Ray Shaar and Linda Miller; many cousins, nieces and nephews.
VISITATION: Tuesday, August 3rd from 5:30pm to 7pm with CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE at 7pm at West Center Chapel. The family will share some memories at that time. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, August 4th at 10:30am at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 16701 “S” Street. Memorials are suggested to American Cancer Society or Disabled American Veterans.
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