Mary Francis Jones was born May 20, 1921, in Sanborn County to John and Francis (Clark) Kelly. She graduated from Artesian High School. On September 11, 1944, she married Dana Jones in Pipestone, MN. She was a bookkeeper at Dana D. Jones Sales and Service in Artesian for many years. Since 2000, she had been a resident of Mitchell. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell.
She is survived by one son, Dave Jones and wife, Jodie of Letcher and one daughter, Debbie Jones of Huron; three grandchildren: Dayna Jones of Emery, Kelly Tschetter and husband, Phillip of Mitchell, Haley Jones of Sioux Falls; one great-grandson, Hudson Tschetter; and one sister, Margaret “Peggy” Vensel of Los Luns, NM.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dana, one son, Dee Jones, one brother, John Kelly, and her parents.