October 19, 1914 -- July 16, 2017

Levi D. Jones, 102, of Shipshewana, died at 8:04 am, on Sunday, July 16 at
his residence. He was born on October 19, 1914, in LaGrange County, to
David E. and Mary (Miller) Jones. On December 7, 1937 in LaGrange County,
he married Mandy Gingerich, she died October 6, 2006. Surviving are six
sons, Larry (Mary Ellen) Jones of Shipshewana, Levi (Janet) Jones, Jr. of
Indianapolis, Lynn (Jill) Jones of Topeka, Winford (Ulonda) Jones of
LaGrange, Kenneth (Vera) Jones of Middlebury, Jacob (Loretta) Jones of
Shipshewana; six daughters, Marilou (Dale) Mast of Fort Myers, FL, Judy
(Josey) Bontrager of Shipshewana, Elsie (Alvin) Miller of Middlebury,
Rebecca (Mervin) Byler of Wolcottville, Ruth (DeWayne) Miller of
Shipshewana, Linda (Ernest) Lehman of Topeka; 62 grandchildren, 229 great
grandchildren, 17 great-great grandchildren; sister, Esther Horst of Gulfport,
MS. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; two sons, Paul and John
Jones; two granddaughters; three great grandchildren; six brothers; five
sisters; and one half-brother. He was a farmer, plumber and a member of the
Old Order Amish Church. He enjoyed riding his bicycle and traveling. He
loved attending the Mennonite Relief Sale, helping with Mennonite Disaster
Service, and spending winters in Florida. Levi also enjoyed spending time
with his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be after 1:00 pm on Monday, July 17 and all day Tuesday, July
18 at the Jacob Jones residence, 3290 N. 500 West, Shipshewana. Funeral
services will be at 9:30 am on Wednesday, July 19 at the Alton Bontrager
residence, 2780 N. 500 West, Shipshewana. Services will be conducted by
Rev. Elmer Schrock and the home ministers. Burial will be in East Barren
Cemetery, Shipshewana.


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Grandpa Jones, such a good example of how to do life. Grandpa shared and
lived his faith with all walks of people. He belongs to the ages now but I
rather  enjoyed it when he belonged to us. RIP
From: Arlyn Miller
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You are all in our thoughts as you celebrate the life of Levi.  What a full life he
had! So many of you have touched our lives over the years in Shipshewana
and we cherish your friendship.  We wish we could be there to pay our
respects in person.  We are thankful our lives were touched by this great man.
From Lynn and Judy Yoder
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Uncle Levi had such a love of life. I will always remember the times with him
on his glider, just talking. He will be missed.
From: Ron and Kathy Oechsle
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May you find comfort in the memories you have and strength from those who
share your loss. Thinking of you and your family during this time.
From: Keith Lambright & Family and Shipshewana Auction Family
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A good man who lived a long life for the Lord. There aren't many left like Levi.
He will be missed by many people.
From: Perry Eicher
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Cherish all the special memories.  Another saint goes marching in.
From: Vernon & Carol Birky
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When good friends walk beside us on the trails that we must keep our
burdens seem less heavy and the hills are not so steep.
The weary miles pass swiftly taken in a joyous stride;
and all the world seems brighter when friends walk by our side.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
From: Viola Miller
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So sorry to hear of your father's passing.
From: Rosalie S. Kienzler
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So sorry to hear of Levi's death. He was a very good friend and a good man.
From: Wayne Stopher
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Levi D. Jones
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