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Annelle Poston Jones, descendant of Navarro County pioneer, Washington E. Ingram, passed away on Jan. 27, 2018, at the age of 93. Interment was held at Kerens Cemetery in Kerens Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Family and friends were greeted at the grave site where the Rev. Michael Redmond officiated. Funeral services were provided by Mr. Gene Bullard, Jr. of Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.
Annelle passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. She was born Dec. 16, 1924, in Purdon. The daughter of Leon Clyde Poston and Mabel Claire (Ingram) Poston, Annelle's childhood years were in Trinidad and Kerens, often in the company of her dear cousins, Darrell Mabry Weihs (deceased) and Bettye Bradley Jackson, as well as childhood friend, Anita Smyth. Other close cousins Kenneth Ingram, Bob and Jack Bradley, Bryant Ratliff, and Janie Ingram Everhart visited often during family gatherings.
Annelle graduated from Trinidad High School in 1941 and attended North Texas State University where she earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Education. Annelle was united in marriage to Paul F. Jones on Jan. 5, 1945, in Denton at the First Methodist Church. At the conclusion of World War II, Sgt. Paul F. Jones, Army Air Corps, returned to Denton, to be reunited with Annelle. In 1948, Annelle and Paul moved to Kingsville, where they both worked as classroom teachers for the Kingsville Independent School District and raised three children. Annelle was active in the Kingsville Women's Club and in her church, Christ United Methodist. Annelle and Paul lived in Kingsville for 27 years until 1975 when they moved to Cedar Park where Annelle worked for Liberty Hill Independent School District until her retirement, and Paul worked for the Leander Independent School District until his retirement. Annelle and Paul were members of the Bethany United Methodist Church in Austin. They were married for 70 years until his death in 2015.
Annelle often remembered and shared interesting, and even funny stories of teaching high school business classes which included: accounting, typing (manual and electric,) dictation and short hand and even being the school's Librarian for a time. Annelle loved to play the piano, sew, and cook great family meals, especially during the holidays. She loved to visit with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her children Craig (Patty) Jones, Corpus Christi, Teri (Armand) Arce, Plano, and Cary Jones, Cedar Park; five loving grandchildren Kara Phillips, Derek (Erika) Phillips, and Ryan Phillips, Jocelyn (Jeff) Mills, Jana (Will) Oles and seven great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Jude, and Rowan Phillips, Evan and Ian Mills, Lauren and Landon Oles.
In her later years, Annelle enjoyed reminiscing about her childhood and Ingram family gatherings in Kerens. She is survived by dear cousins Bettye Jackson, Jack Bradley, Kenneth Ingram, Bryant Ratliff, and Janie Everhart.
Published on March 8, 2018
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