BLOOMFIELD -- Willyne Jones, 78, died Jan. 27, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield.
Born June 19, 1933, in Detroit, daughter of the late Wilfred and Wilma Ann Strong Bowen, she was raised in Michigan, where she went to licensed practical nursing school, and later lived in Sikeston where she worked as a licensed practical nurse at the Missouri Delta Medical Center. She worked in the nursing field for 30 years and was a member of the Hill's General Baptist Church in Bloomfield.
Surviving are: one son, Jack Beckwith of Daytona Beach, Fla.; three daughters, Julie Ann Lewis and Karen Ryan of Bloomfield and Janeen Britt of Bell City; and nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, where services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday.
Burial will follow in the Bloomfield Cemetery.