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Moore Family Funeral Home - Batavia
Saturday July 30th, 2022
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Saturday July 30th, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Mt. Moriah Cemetery
Saturday July 30th, 2022
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Levi W. Jones

Levi Warren Jones, beloved husband of Elizabeth "Betty" Jones (nee Renninger), of Batavia, Ohio, passed away on July 26, 2022, at the age of 84. He was born on February 25, 1938, in Fostoria, Ohio to Charles Jones and Bessie (nee Fox) Jones. Levi married his beautiful bride, Betty, on Sept. 7, 1959. Lee and Betty met when Lee's coworker asked Lee to pick up his girlfriend, Betty's friend, from a dance at Meadowbrook Park in Bascom, Ohio. Betty and her friend had plotted that if he was cute, Betty would sit in the middle next to him, and if he wasn't, then her friend would sit next to him. When Lee pulled up in a '55 Chevy, the friend shoved Betty into the car before she could even catch a glimpse. The rest was history - 65 glorious years together!

 

Lee was a 1956 graduate of Fostoria High School and started working at the Atlas Crankshaft Corporation before he even finished his education. He retired after 38 years while having worked in skilled trades, starting as a tool maker before transitioning to machine repair.

 

Family was always very important to Lee, and he found great joy being with them, creating memories playing games, going fishing, making homemade ice cream, and decorating cookies. When visiting with the grandkids, he would sneak out early in the mornings and buy donuts before anyone else woke up. When the grandkids visited him in Ohio, he was always ready to distribute ice cream sandwiches to all their smiling faces. In his free time, Lee loved woodworking, where he created personalized jigsaw puzzles, M&M candy machines, games, and quilt racks. He also enjoyed gardening with his wife, growing various colorful flowers and vegetables every year. After 50 years in the house they built themselves in New Riegel, Ohio, they moved to the Cincinnati area where they built a new home to be closer to their family.

 

Lee had a wonderful life which included being a current member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Cincinnati, as well as a former member of St. Boniface/All Saints Parish in New Riegel. He was a member of the Fostoria United Sportsmen Club and formerly served as the President of NRHS Athletic Boosters as well as a youth sports coach. Lee and Betty enjoyed traveling and have spent many happy times visiting various parts of the USA, including Hawaii and Alaska, as well as other places in Europe and the Caribbean. They particularly enjoyed traveling with a special group of friends to various places where they laughed together while they shared meals and played cards.

 

Lee's memory will live on in those that loved him, especially his wife: Betty Jones, children: Lawrence Jones, Patricia Jones-Parker (Michael), and Jim Jones (Tracey) as well as an honorary daughter, Laura Gokey Koehler. Lee was the best grandpa ever to Joshua Jones, Julia Nelle Parker Motts (Tate), Mackenzie Parker, Michael Parker, Standish Parker Forsythe (Marshall), Cassidy Parker, Greg Jones (Autumn), Matt Jones (Meghan), Trevor Jones (Molly), and Jamie Jones. He was also the proudest great-grandpa ever for Julia Hope, Trace, Becks, and Teddy. Lee was one of nine children, all who are previously deceased: Lawrence, Charles, Albert, Ora, Edwin, Gertrude, Thelma June, and Linda. Lee also leaves behind many loved nieces and nephews who are able to share stories of fun family memories.

 

The funeral is at Moore Family Funeral Homes, 225 Spring St, Batavia, OH 45103 Saturday, July 30. Visitation is from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. A service will be held at 1:00 pm followed by burial 2:30 at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

 

In Lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Thomas More Church, 800 Ohio Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45245

 


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My/our deepest sympathies to all of you today and for your empty hearts in the days, weeks and months ahead. May God's love and mercy embrace you with strength, comfort and hope!
Theresa (,Elchert) Allen, Bill Allen and Rocky

Theresa Allen Jul 30 2022 8:06 AM

Dear Betty and family,
We send our deepest sympathies to you and your beautiful family. Many fond memories of staying overnight with Patty.. Lee was a special dad! Prayers to all!

Doug and Janet Ink family Jul 29 2022 6:37 PM

Betty and family, we r so sadden to read of the passing of Lee. We send hugs and our deepest sympathies 🙏. He was an awesome man! Memories are Gods legacy of love. I know there are many❣️

Kelly & Mark Depinet Jul 29 2022 5:53 PM

Prayers and loving memories to the Jones family 🫂

Judy Moss Jul 29 2022 4:29 PM

Our deepest sympathy, prayers for you and your family

Michael and Lunette Frase Jul 29 2022 3:08 PM

Dear Betty and family,
Our prayers and sympathy to the Jones Family. Lee will be missed by many friends. We have so many wonderful memories of our joint travels. He was a friend to everyone.

Paul and Ellie Boes Jul 29 2022 5:57 AM

Dear Betty and family,
We are so sorry to hear about Levi. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.🙏🏻🙏🏻

Kathy and Dan Wagner Jul 28 2022 7:46 PM

Our prayers and thoughts go to the Jones family. Very nice neighbors and we enjoyed our visits with our little dog Moe.

Jeff and Judy Bertsch Jul 28 2022 6:02 PM

We are so fortunate to live next door to Lee and Betty for over seven years. So easy to talk with, Lee shared many memories of his experiences and family at our lunches and dinners together.
We exchanged gardening notes (his tomatoes were always better than ours), and we shoveled snow and trimmed our lawns together.
Lee was a very nice man who will be greatly missed; but we are blessed to have had him in our lives, although not long enough.

Suzanne and Bruce Vaillancourt Jul 28 2022 5:09 PM

Our sympathy to all the family. He was a nice family man..

Dave and Kathy Krupp Jul 28 2022 4:52 PM

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