The Times West Virginian

July 23, 2013

Linda Jones

Times West Virginian

— Linda Lee Jones, 66, of Mannington, passed away peacefully Sunday (July 21, 2013) at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

She was born April 2, 1947, to the late James Alfred Clelland and Betty Lee Clelland of Mannington.

She was the loving wife of Walter Jones; and a caring sister to her brother, James Clelland and his wife Jane, and to her sister, Kimberly Thorne and her husband Jeff. She was committed to her family and daughters, Ann Brennan and longtime companion Jeff Bryant, Susan Brooks and Dajia Jones; and sons, Edward Brennan and David Brennan and his wife Amilie Brennan; a stepdaughter, Ashley Lantz and husband David, and Brandy Jones.

Also surviving are grandchildren, Brennan Brooks, Orry Brooks, Arianna Brennan, Hunter Lantz, Teaghan Brennan, Andrew Brennan and Oliver Lantz; her nephews, Todd Clelland and the late Dave Clelland; her nieces, Amanda Thorne and Kayla Thorne, Lindsay Ryan and all the other Jones nieces and nephews she cared deeply for; her brother and sisters-in-law, Don and Linda Jones, Richard and Gay Jones, Robert “Bob” Jones, Sam and Shirley Jones, and Dorothy Glasscock; and her uncle, Bob Clelland and wife Betty.

Linda loved her family. She enjoyed cooking big family meals and was a master at big family gatherings. Spending time at the beach and reading were two of her favorite hobbies, in addition to attending and watching WVU basketball and football games. She took great pride in doing good deeds for others anonymously.

Family and friends may call at Masters Funeral Home, 209 Main St., Mannington, for a celebration of Linda’s life from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. An informal time for sharing memories with the family will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.

Family and friends will meet for a memorial Mass of Christian Burial that will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Mannington, with the Rev. Douglass Sutton as celebrant. Those wishing to attend the Mass are asked to gather at the church no later than 9:45 a.m. Thursday. Cremation was chosen as the final method of disposition and her ashes will be scattered at a later date.          

Arrangements are under the care of Masters Funeral Home of Mannington. Online condolences may be left at