September 17, 2019
    90 years of happiness ended with the passing of Barbara Kloster Jones. Barb was born in Utica and lived in Chittenango for most of her adult life. She and her late husband Bill raised 5 children in Chittenango, surrounded by many friends and wonderful community members. Barb served the Chittenango community as a Dental Hygienist, studying at Eastman in Rochester. She practiced her profession for 50 years. Her passion for helping and nurturing others was expressed in the warm way she and Bill opened their home to many friends of their children; Barb also volunteered for many years through and with St. Patrick’s Church, including being a coordinator of the Willing Helpers. She was born  December 20, 1928, daughter of George M. and Anna Smith Kloster. She was predeceased in 2001 by her husband of 53 years, M. William “Bill” Jones. Her children, who owe her and Bill an eternal debt of gratitude for an excellent foundation for life, are Patricia J. Kupiec of Baltimore, MD; Janis J. Soule (Gary) of Fayetteville, NY; Thomas M. Jones of Red Bank, NJ; Jacquelyn J. Heninger (Ivan) of Selma, NC; and J. Lawrence (Clare) Jones of Glenville, NY.  Her legacy continues in the beautiful spirits and smiling faces of her 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  Her sister Dolores Quinn lives in Colorado, her brother Rev. George Kloster in North Carolina; her two other brothers; James Kloster and Francis Kloster predeceased her. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Saturday, September 21, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Church, Murray Dr. Chittenango. Private burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Chittenango. Calling hours will be 4-7 pm Friday, September 20, 2019 at the G.F. Zimmer Funeral Home, 702 Legion Drive, Chittenango. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Patrick’s Church, 1341 Murray Drive, Chittenango, NY 13037.
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