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Marilyn Bliss Jones

January 20, 1938 ~ March 15, 2020 (age 82)


Marilyn Bliss Jones, born Jan. 20,1938 in West Orange, New Jersey, passed away on  Monday, March 15, 2020.    She was the daughter of Robert Winton and Ethel Anne Hallett who predeceased her.   She was married to C. Edward Jones in 1966 and moved to  Wellesley, MA where he taught at MIT.

Marilyn graduated from the University of Delaware in 1960 with a bachelors degree in Education.  She taught school in Summit, and Montclair N.J.  and worked for the NY Telephone Co as a service representative before marrying.     In 1973 she and her family moved to Lincoln, NE where she was a stay-at-home mom until 1985 when she began substitute teaching. In 1987 she  began working for  Indian Education  in the Lincoln Public Schools. She retired in 2009.

Marilyn played tennis for most of her life, was a member and reader for the Christian Science church and enjoyed Square Dancing, bridge, and Olli classes.  She was a member of Faculty Wives in Lincoln and Prairie Life Fitness Center

She is survived by her husband, Ed, two sons Brian and Mark, daughters-in-law Jane (Wright) and Katie (Oien) 3 grandchildren, Elizabeth, Lars and Benjamin, a sister-in-law Barbara Hallett , a sister-in-law Vicki Jones, one cousin, nieces and nephews.

Services will be private. Donations can be made to the Food Bank of Lincoln, or Second Church of Christ, Scientist, 1401 Stonyhill Road, Lincoln, NE 68520.

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