Joan L. Jones

Middle Granville, New York – Joan L. Jones, 83, of Middle Granville, New York, passed away on Monday, May 1, 2023, at Glens Falls Hospital.

Born Dec. 23, 1939, in Oswego, New York, she was the daughter of John P. Kipp and Mary Rita (Heagerty) Kipp. She grew up in Glens Falls.

Joan married John A. Jones on Jan. 20, 1962, at St. Michael the Archangel in South Glens Falls, New York. They made their home in Middle Granville for 61 years.

Joan spent 25 years working for the Granville Central School, first in the business office and later as a teaching assistant in special education. Joan was active as a leader in both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts as well as 4-H. She loved reading and served on the board of directors and was also a volunteer at the Pember Library in Granville. During the formation of the Slate Valley Museum in Granville, Joan volunteered her time and talents in assisting with research and cataloguing of exhibits and archives.

Joan’s greatest joy was hosting family holidays and gatherings and welcoming international travelers from Ireland and Wales. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Middle Granville, until its closing. There she was active in the Rosary Altar Society, volunteered as a eucharistic minister delivering communion to local nursing homes, and taught First Communion classes for several years.

Joan was predeceased by her parents, her brother Michael F. Kipp, her sisters-in-law Pauline Jones and Arlene M Jones and brother-in-law Elmer E. Jones, Jr.

She is survived by her husband John A., daughters Connie (Fred) Clark and Theresa Jones and sons Christopher (Maureen) and Kevin and his girlfriend Heather. The apples of her eye were her grandchildren: Sarah Clark Murphy (Matthew), Lauren Clark, Anthony and Marissa Jones and Ryan, Aidan, and Abigail Jones and their mother Karen whose activities and accomplishments gave her great pride.

Joan is also survived by the children of her brother Michael and his wife Mary: David, Bernie and Stephen Kipp; and brother-in-law Elmer’s children Melody Wilson, Michael and Elmer Jones III, Darlene Ellis and Cindy Williams as well as her brother-in-law Daniel Jones and children Paul Jones and Danielle Foy and their children.

Calling hours will take place on Sunday, May 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 23 Bulkley Ave., Granville, with the Rev. Robert Powhida presiding. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Middle Granville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made in Joan’s memory to the Pember Library or the Slate Valley Museum, both in Granville.