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Stephen Glenn "Steve" Jones, 55, of Leesburg, Indiana, passed away at 3:47 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at his home.
He was born April 13, 1962, in Hillsboro, Ohio, to Wilbert L. Jr. and Thelma Marie (Lindsey) Jones.
He graduated in 1980 from Hillsboro High School, attended Salem College in West Virginia, graduated in 1984 from Anderson College in Anderson, Indiana, and received his master's degree from Indiana Wesleyan University.
He grew up in Hillsboro, Ohio, and moved to the North Webster/Leesburg area in 1994 from Anderson, Indiana.
He was married on June 8, 1991, in Markleville, Indiana, to Lori E. Whiteley who survives. He was employed at Wawasee Community School Corp. as P.E. teacher at North Webster Elementary for 21 years and was a former policeman for the Anderson Police Department for 10 years.
He was a member of the Church of God in North Webster, Sons of the American Legion Post 253 in North Webster, and the N.R.A. He was a coach for numerous sports teams in the Wawasee Community School System and the surrounding area.
He is survived by his wife, Lori Jones of Leesburg; daughter, Molly Jones of Leesburg; two sons, Jacob Jones and Hunter Jones, both of Fort Wayne; father, Wilbert Jones of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; two sisters, - Sharon Jones of Fairborn, Ohio, and Stephanie Harper of Horse Cave, Kentucky; and two brothers, Wilbert "Billy" Jones III of Englewood, Ohio, and Doug Jones of Fairborn, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma Jones; and grandmother, Irene Jones, who helped raise him.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. Ind. 15, Warsaw, Indiana.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, at Owen Family Funeral Home, Ind. 13 and County Road 500N, North Webster, Indiana, and prior to the services at the school on Saturday.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at North Webster Elementary School Gymnasium, 5745 N. 750E, North Webster, with Pastor Jeff Boyer of the Church of God and Pastor Myron Drent of Country Bible Church officiating.
Preferred memorials may be given to the Stephen G. Jones Memorial Scholarship, c/o Kosciusko County Community Foundation, 102 E. Market St., Warsaw, IN 46580.
Gifts may be made online at www.kcfoundation.org/donate.
To send condolences to the family in memory of Steve Jones, please visit www.owenfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 20, 2018
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