Kathleen Ann Keber Jones

Kathleen Ann Keber Jones

March 12, 1923 – August 7, 2019

Our beautiful loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, sister and friend, Kathleen Ann “Kay” Jones, died peacefully on August 7, 2019, in San Diego, California at the home of her daughter.

Kay was born on March 12, 1923, on a farm west of Spalding, Nebraska, to Clemens N. and Anna J. Glaser Keber; she was the sixth of nine children.

She attended Spalding Academy; Kay taught for two years in a one room schoolhouse near Spalding.  In November of 1943, she began working for the Union Pacific Railroad in Green River, Wyoming, transferring to Ogden, Utah in January of 1945.  She also worked for the I.R.S. in Utah and Omaha, retiring in 1984.

Kathleen married Francis Allen “Frank” Jones on June 25, 1946, in St. Michael Catholic Church in Spalding, Nebraska.  To this union eight children were born.  Kay and Frank lived in Ogden, Utah and Omaha. After retiring they spent winters in Alamo, Texas and summers in the Omaha area.

Kay loved her family; she enjoyed traveling, cooking, and gardening, and enjoyed life with a great sense of humor.

Kathleen is survived by her children:  four daughters, Rosalie (Donald) French of Salt Lake City, UT; Patricia Moulton of San Diego, CA; Karen (Bruce) Blair of Cheyenne, WY; Kathleen (Barry) Park of Lake St. Louis, MO; three sons:  Richard (Rachel) Jones of Omaha, NE; Donald (Jackie) Jones of Gold River, CA; Dennis (Ann) Jones of Omaha, NE; one daughter-in-law, Julie Jones of Highland, IL; seventeen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; brother, Raymond (Ruth) Keber of Pewaukee, WI; and sister, Marguerite (Edward) McQuade of Omaha; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Kay is also survived by Edward “Bud” Rebout of Kansas City, Kansas, loving companion to our Mother.  Special thanks for all his love, support and care during their years.  Our thanks also to the Rebout family for their love and support.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Jones; son, William Jones; son-in-law, Kent Moulton; parents, Clemens and Anna Keber; brothers: Herman, Laurence, Victor and Mark Keber; and sisters, Monica Bauer and Mildred Keber.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, September 9, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 9602 “Q” Street in Omaha.  Interment: Calvary Cemetery, Omaha.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to:  Cystic Fibrosis Gateway Chapter at 8251 Maryland Avenue, Ste. 16, St. Louis, MO  63105; or to Make A Wish Missouri & Kansas, 13523 Barrett Parkway Dr., Suite 241, Ballwin, MO  63021; or to a charity of your choice.


  • Anna Sherlock Posted August 22, 2019 9:38 pm

    I have many happy memories of Aunt Kaye; the earliest when I was ~ 4 or 5 years old and traveled to Ogden by train with my mom & sisters Marilyn & Brenda for a visit. I remember What fun we had. My husband Fran& I were blessed to spend an hour or more at Pat’s house on July 12 visiting Aunt Kaye in San Diego. She was so alert and we had a wonderful time sharing memories. I will miss her letters and our visits, but am grateful she I had a peaceful death and rests now in heaven enjoying the reward of a life well lived!

  • Howard and Mary Christman & Family Posted August 23, 2019 9:39 am

    Our sincere condolences to Kay’s family and friends. Such great memories of cousins visiting the farm where the Keber family grew up. She is at peace now with loved ones who went before.

  • Jackie Schoff Jack Posted August 24, 2019 6:57 am

    What a full life your mother had and what a legacy she leaves. God bless your Mom and the family and friends left behind.

  • Kate Auden Posted August 26, 2019 11:58 am

    Aunt Kay was a very special person. We are sorry for your loss and keep you close in prayer at this sad time.

    Kate, Leigh, John and Sean

  • Greg, Christi, Courtney, Kayla Posted September 7, 2019 11:57 am

    Grandma, Great Grandma —- you are already missed. You made tremendous impact on our family and leave behind an incredible legacy.

  • Timothy McQuade Posted September 8, 2019 10:43 am

    Sorry for your loss. Your mom will be in our thoughts and prayers

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