Deerfield- Keith Jones, 88, died on Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He was born on January 2, 1932 at Deerfield the son of George Carl & Josephine (Steenis) Jones. He married Kathryn I. Williams on June 1, 1952 at Lakin. She died on January 2, 2000. He later married Wynnell Ploeger on May 17, 2001 at Deerfield.
Keith graduated from Deerfield High School and served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was stationed in Korea as a jet mechanic. After his discharge he returned to Kearny County and spent his entire working career with Colorado Interstate Gas Company and retired as Plant Manager. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Deerfield and formerly was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Lakin where he served in all the church offices. He had been a scout leader, baseball coach and city council member. He enjoyed bowling, woodworking, carpentry, fishing, camping and after his second marriage traveling the world.
He was preceded in death by his Parents- Carl Jones and Josephine Walker, first Wife-Kathryn Jones, Daughter- Terri Lynn Jones, Sister- Betty Lou Young and Brother- Doug Jones.
He is survived by his Wife- Wynnell Jones, 3 Sons- Roger Jones of Grove, Oklahoma, Kris Jones of Ankeny, Iowa and Mike Jones of Arlington Kansas, Daughter- Cheryl Kopfman of Caney Kansas, Step-Children- Johanna Curtis of Thatcher, Arizona and Jerry Smith of Phoenix, Arizona, Brother- Gary Jones of Mission, Texas, Sister- Carol Sue Salvati of Carlsbad, California, 10 Grandchildren, 6 Step-Grandchildren, 15 Great-Grandchildren, 3 Step Great-Grandchildren and 9 Great-Great-Grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be at 10:30 AM Friday at United Methodist Church in Deerfield with Rev. Heureuse Kaj officiating. Burial will be in Deerfield Cemetery with military honors by the United States Air Force Honor Guard and American Legion District 8 Honor Guard. Memorials are suggested to United Methodist Church or Deerfield Recreation Commission in care of Garnand Funeral Home. Friends may call from Noon to 8:00 PM Thursday with family present from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Lakin. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com
Garnand Funeral Home 508 North Main, Box 91 Lakin, Ks 67860 620-355-7575