Kenneth R. "Cos" Jones, age 93 of Defiance, passed away on Thursday evening, February 20, 2020 at The Laurels of Defiance.
He was born on April 30, 1926 to the late Carl and Golda (Warner) Jones in Bryan, Ohio. Cos served our country in the U.S. Army Air Force during WWII. On December 27, 1958 he married Ione (Schulien) Jones, who preceded him in death on October 23, 2009.
Cos worked as an electrician for Toledo Edison for over 36 years until his retirement in 1986. He was a lifetime member of VFW #8847 in New Bavaria, and Defiance County Fish and Game Association. Cos enjoyed being an umpire for men's slow pitch softball for 30 years. He was an avid golfer, and was a member of St. Michael's Golf Course. He enjoyed bowling, playing cards, going to casinos, and he enjoyed walking all around Defiance. Cos never met a stranger, and he will be sadly missed by his family and many good friends.
Cos is survived by his two stepsons, Michael G. Smart and David L. "Daisy" Smart, both of Defiance, one sister, Marie Gustwiller of New Bavaria, 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ione Jones, stepson, John W. Smart, two brothers, Roger and Raymond Jones, his sister, Gladys Anthony, and his nephew, Chris Jones.
Visitation will be held from 2-8 pm on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Schaffer Funeral Home South, Lawson-Roessner Chapel (1753 S. Clinton). A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Schaffer Funeral Home South, with Celebrant Deb Miller officiating. Burial will follow the service at Fountain Grove Cemetery in Bryan, Ohio, with military graveside rites accorded by VFW #3360.
Memorials are suggested to The Alzheimer's Association.
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