Carolyn Sue Jones (Whittaker), 75, of Springfield, formerly of Lebanon, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019.
She was born May 16, 1944, in Phillipsburg, Mo. to Charles and Ottie Marie (Gage) Whittaker.
On Feb. 20, 1986, she married Wilford Jones in Lebanon.
Sue was preceded in death by her parents; two children, Vicky (Vestal) Scott and Daren Patten; one grandchild, Billy Scott; four brothers, Doyle (Curley), Robert Merle, Charles Leo, and Jerry Whittaker; one brother-in-law, Daryl May and one sister-in-law, Irene Whittaker.
She attended high school in Conway and went on to complete various college courses. Sue was a homemaker and delighted in spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren whom meant the world to her. She loved baking, sewing, camping, going to country music concerts, shopping, and more shopping!
Survivors include her husband Wilford, of the home; her daughter and son-in-law, Bobbi and Grant Thornburg, of Springfield; daughter-in-law, Patty Patten, of Jefferson City; six grandchildren, Amanda Elson, Charles Patten, Robby Patten, Tony Scott, Patrick Scott, and Jimmy Scott; five great-grandchildren, Theodore Elson, Miriam Elson, Makayla Scott, Caden Scott and Josh Scott; her sister, Jean May, of Springfield; four sisters-in-law, Linda, Dorma, Gwen, and Donna Mitchell; many nieces and nephews, also friends at Ozark Riverview Manor who became like family to her.
A graveside service for Carolyn Sue Jones (Whittaker) will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, at Mount Rose Memorial Park in Lebanon. Flowers can be sent to Holman-Howe Funeral Home in Lebanon. Sue was a 16-year kidney transplant survivor and donations can be made in her memory through this link:


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