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Roger L. Jones

July 19, 1961 ~ January 29, 2022 (age 60)
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Roger L. Jones, age 60 of Defiance, passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.  
He was born on July 19, 1961 in Defiance to Wayne and Joann L. (Spangler) Jones. Roger was a 1980 graduate of Ayersville High School. On September 16, 1983 he married Melissa (Ganoe) Jones, who survives. Roger worked at Spangler Candy Company in Bryan, OH as a maintenance production supervisor until 2014. Roger loved fishing, and was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns and The Ohio State Buckeyes. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Along with his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Sara (Tony) Moss, his son, Alex (Allison) Jones, grandchildren Gracelyn, Milo, and Sullivan Moss, his mother Joann L. Jones, his sisters, Cheryl Jones and Carol (Mike) Kurivial, brother-in-law, Greg Steyer, and several nieces and nephews.  
He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne, and sister Mary Steyer. 

A Memorial Mass for Roger will be celebrated on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 11:00 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Defiance. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to CHP Defiance Area Hospice, or St. Mary's Food Pantry. Online condolences can be given at


Memorial Mass
February 12, 2022

11:00 PM
St. Mary Catholic Church
715 Jefferson Ave.
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Services are to be announced

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