Catherine Jones

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Catherine Jones, 85, of Purdy, passed away at home on Aug. 20, 2019.

She was born Sept.15, 1934, in Volos, Greece, to Alexandra and Kostas Kolofotia who preceded her in death.

Survivors include: her husband, Michael L. Jones; her daughter, Alexandra Efremidou and son-in-law, Terry W. Miller, of Purdy; one grandson; her sister, Theopisti Tsiktis of Marathon, Greece; and her brother Athanasios Xatzinerantzis, of Mouries, Greece. She is also survived by her daughter, Kosmia Sfakis of Riverside, Calif., and her children and grandchildren, with whom she was estranged.

She was a single mother, raising two teenage girls in Thessoloniki, Greece, before meeting and marrying Michael, an American Air Force man. They married on Dec. 31, 1973, in Thessaloniki. She and Michael lived in Germany before moving to the U.S. upon Michaelís retirement from the Air Force in 1990. She and the family moved to Purdy in 2006.

Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville.

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