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Alberta A. Jones, 99, of New Castle passed away peacefully the afternoon of Sunday, March 11, 2018, at UPMC Jameson Hospital.
Mrs. Jones was born Oct. 2, 1918, in New Castle, a daughter of the late John and Helen (Benzeick) McCor-mick.
She was a 1937 graduate of New Castle High School and later completed cosmetology school in Detroit, Michigan.
A homemaker for many years, Alberta previously worked for a short time as a beautician at the former Strouss' Department Store, New Castle.
She was a lifelong member of Mary, Mother of Hope Parish, St. Mary Church, where she belonged to the Christian Mothers.
Alberta loved to play cards with her friends and was a longtime member of the JFF card club.
She was an exceptional cook and talented baker, particularly known for her specialty pies.
Alberta was also an avid reader and accomplished seamstress.
Her husband of nearly 66 years, Thomas H. Jones, whom she married April 8, 1939, passed away Jan. 24, 2005.
Surviving are a daughter, Barbara L. Ruha of New Castle; a son, Thomas J. Jones of North Lima, Ohio; four grandchildren, Gary T. Ruha, Robyn Goodlyn, Amanda Sarver and Danielle Kline; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Alberta was preceded in death by a brother, John McCormick; and a son-in-law, Gary Ruha.
Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 111 W. Falls St., New Castle.
Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Church, 124 N. Beaver St., with the Rev. Zachary Galiyas, parochial vicar, as celebrant.
Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum, St. Mary Cemetery, New Castle.
Published on March 12, 2018
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