Ramona Donnell Jones, resident of Meeker, OK, passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2022. She was 86 years old.
Donnell was born on February 26, 1935 in Chandler, OK to her parents, Wetzel Milton Hurst and Ramona Vivian Hurst. Donnell grew up in Chandler graduating from Chandler High School and attended Oklahoma State University. She worked as a PBX Operator at Kerr-McGee Oil. Donnell married Ronald Clifton Jones on February 24, 1956 in Chandler. The couple moved to Meeker, OK and lived in and worked at the Curry Funeral Home. Donnell and Ronald opened their own grocery store business, B & R Food Town, in Meeker, which was open for over 40 years. They also started their own insurance company and Donnell become a licensed insurance agent. She had a passion for gardening and a knack for making beautiful floral arrangements and owned and operated Meeker Florist. They were quite the entrepreneurs! For a short while, Donnell was an editor for the Meeker Newspaper. While tending to her many business ventures, Donnell was also a devoted wife and mother. She loved watching sports, especially the sports her children and grandchildren played; and of course, OSU football and basketball. She had a love for animals and the family grew up with many dogs and cats.
Donnell is preceded in death by her father, Wetzel Hurst, mother, Ramona Hurst Leffingwell, her husband, Ronald Clifton Jones, son, Darren Jones, step-father, Art Leffingwell, and sister, Wynona Hurst Crews.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Rhonda Jones of Guthrie, OK, Alicia Bergman and husband Mark of Edmond, and Dana Keirn and husband Jerry of Tucson, AZ, grandchildren, Tyler Jones and wife Chelsey of Meeker, Anthony Jones of Pattonsburg, MO, Brad Keirn and wife Susan of Tulsa, and Brandon Keirn of San Antonio, TX, greatgrandchildren, Barrett Jones of Meeker, Bryce Keirn of Tulsa, and Ethan Keirn of Tulsa, sister, Patricia Allen and husband Don of Ft. Meyers, FL and Deborah Briscoe and husband Jerry of Chandler, brother, Wes Hurst and wife Georgine of Oracle, AZ, sister-in-law, Sue Schrammel of Perry, OK, and special cat, Mackey as well as numerous neices, nephews, and cousins.
The family would like to thank Companion Hospice and Willow Creek nursing staff in Guthrie for their compassionate care of Donnell.
A funeral ceremony for Donnell will be held on Friday, February 18, 2022 at 2:00 pm at the First Christian Church in Chandler. Following the ceremony, Donnell will be laid to rest next to her husband in Oak Park Cemetery in Chandler. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at Walker Funeral & Cremation Service on Wednesday and Thursday, February 16th and 17th, until 6:00 pm.