Maxine "Mac" Jones Obituary

Maxine "Mac" Jones

September 24, 1922 - December 4, 2019
Born in Story County, Iowa
Resided in Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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Maxine (Mac) Jones, 97, died peacefully at Ridgestone Terrace in Elkhorn, WI on December 4, 2019. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 24th, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 600 6th Ave in Des Moines, IA. Visitation will be held from 10-11:00 am prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in the afternoon at Story City Municipal Cemetery in Story City, IA.

Maxine was born along with her identical twin sister, Marcella, on September 24, 1922 in Story County, Iowa to Cornelius (Curnie) and Marie (Christenson) Larson. On April 1, 1944, she married her high school sweetheart, James R. Jones.

Maxine worked in food service for the Des Moines Public School System retiring in 1984. She was a member and Church Elder of St. John’s Lutheran Church where she spent time with the Phoebe Ladies' Circle. She crafted prayer shawls, as she was a gifted seamstress. She enjoyed spending time with her friends attending Lunch Bunch. She was an avid member of the Des Moines Garden Club and had a knack for growing and arranging flowers. Maxine Loved to spend time with her family and friends, making them meals, and coffee was always on.

Maxine is survived by two children; Greg J (Delores) Jones of Mason City, IA; Jean M Krieg of Elkhorn, WI; five grandsons, Matthew (Shelly) Jones, Phillip Jones, William L (Annie) Krieg, Daniel (Sarah) Krieg, Benjamin (Shawna Schneider) Krieg; Son In-Law William H Krieg; eight great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; Her many nieces, nephews, and friends; and her beloved cat Miss Kittie. She is preceded in death by her husband, James R Jones, parents Cornelius (Curnie) and Marie Larson, brother Robert Larson, sister Frances Ward, and her twin sister, Marcella Anderson.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St John’s Lutheran Church 600 6th Ave Des Moines, IA 50309 or an organization of choice. Online condolences will be welcomed at




St. John's Lutheran Church
600 Sixth Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50309
Saturday, July 24, 2021
11:00 AM
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Story City Municipal Cemetery
908 Grand Ave.
Story City, Iowa USA 50248
Saturday, July 24, 2021


St. John's Lutheran Church
600 Sixth Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309