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Services Monday for Joyce Ann Clendaniel Jones

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Joyce Ann Clendaniel Jones, age 61 of Blythe, California, formerly of Chesterton, Indiana, passed away at her home on February 26, 2017.

She was born on March 1, 1955 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania to Thomas and Anna Clendaniel, both surviving in Chesterton.

Joyce is also survived by her loving husband of nineteen years, David Jones, of Blythe, California; her brothers: Les (Teri) Clendaniel of Portage, Indiana, Dave (Dee) Clendaniel of Lake Station, Indiana, Doug (Kathy) Clendaniel of Hanford, California, and Ed (Billie Sue) Clendaniel of LaPorte, Indiana; her mother-in-law, Lucy Jones of Florence, Oregon; her step-children: Peggy Best of Oregon, David Jones, and Sheila Kirkbride of Texas; and also by her numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and dear friends.

Joyce enjoyed a long, fulfilling career as a school teacher, retiring from the Palo Verde Unified School District in December of 2014. Joyce came to California from Indiana in 1985, after earning both a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana State University and a Master’s Degree from Indiana University. Her first teaching assignment that year was in Special Education at the old Appleby School. Joyce loved being a teacher and adored her students. When asked her philosophy of teaching, she answered, “My one goal in life was always to make children into life-long learners who love to read.”

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 6, 2017, at 2 p.m., at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South Second Street, Chesterton, Indiana.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 12 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

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Posted 3/3/2017




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