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May 16, 1948 July 3, 2018
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Mrs. Shirley June (McDonald) Jones, age 70, of Republic, Missouri, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at 4:07 p.m., in Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri, following a short illness, surrounded by her family. She was born on May 16, 1948 in Long Lane, Missouri, the daughter of Edwin Morris and Rosie Louise (Comstock) McDonald. Shirley shared a very special bond with her dad and was the apple of her Daddy’s eye.

Shirley was introduced to her husband, Galen Jones, by mutual friends. Galen and Shirley were married on September 11, 1971 and were married 38 years at the time of Galen’s death on August 8, 2010. Both Galen and Shirley were blessed with two wonderful daughters.

At the time of her death, Shirley was an active member of the Macedonia Baptist Church in Springfield. Through the years Shirley had been involved in various ministries at the First Baptist Church in Republic, where Galen and Shirley were members for 29 years.

Shirley took great pleasure in knowing she had helped somebody out. She also took great pleasure in spoiling her great nieces and nephews.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Galen; her parents; three sisters, Betty Toms, Mary Everhart, and Rose Griffin; two brothers, John McDonald and David McDonald; and a brother in law, John “Bud” Toms.

She is survived by her two daughters, Sheila Jones and Kimberly Jones, both of Republic; three brothers, Robert (Carol) McDonald, and Myron McDonald, all of Monett, Mo.; and Richard (Pam) McDonald, Bremerton, Wash.; a sister, Alice (Zane) Morrow, Booneville, Mo.; a sister in law, Sareh McDonald, Springfield, Mo.; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and friends. Shirley is also survived by three grand cats and one grand dog.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 2018 in Meadors Funeral Home, 314 N. Main Ave., Republic. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2018 in the Macedonia Baptist Church, 3110 W. Sunshine St., Springfield. Burial will follow the service in Evergreen Cemetery, Republic. Because Shirley had a great love for animals, memorial contributions may be made to the Cast Away Animal Rescue Effort Shelter, C.A.R.E., P.O. Box 215, Aurora, MO 65605. Online condolences may be made on this website, at

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