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Deborah (Debby) Jones

October 15, 1949 — April 20, 2022

Ft. Scott

Deborah (Debby) Ann Jones, 72, of Fort Scott, KS, died April 20th, 2022, surrounded by loved ones.

Debby was born October 15, 1949, in Evanston, IL to Earl and Anne (Lascelles) Gray.

She grew up in Northbrook, IL and Leawood, KS, graduating from Shawnee Mission East High School. She earned an Associate’s Degree from William Woods College.

Upon graduation, she moved to Chicago, IL and traveled the world as a flight attendant for TWA.  After marrying her husband, Jerry Jones, and relocating to Toronto, Canada for a few years, they settled down for the next two decades in Hinsdale, IL to raise a family.

For the last 20 years, Debby has resided in Kansas, close to her parents and brother, where she found a 2nd chance at love and a long-term relationship with Scott Helm.

She enjoyed gardening, socializing with friends and "Old Farts", and spending time with her extended family.

She is survived by her brothers, Tom and Steve Gray, two sons and their spouses, Chris and Lucy Jones, Robert and Shana Jones, and five grandchildren - Sam, Addie, Nate, Cadie and Rhys.

She was preceded in death by her father and step-mother, Earl and Georgia Gray, and mother and step-father, Anne and Richard Dreher.

A Celebration of Debby's Life will be held on Saturday, May 21st in Overland Park, KS: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. brunch @ The Brass Onion , 5501 W. 135th Street, Overland Park, KS  66224              To RSVP or for more information, e-mail Lucy Jones:

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Overland Park Arboretum by way of The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park .

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Deborah (Debby) Jones, please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, May 21, 2022

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