Lila M. Jones

Lila M. Jones, 89, formerly of Utica, N.Y., and Jamestown, passed away at 11:35 p.m. Wednesday (April 17, 2013), in the Heritage Village Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facility.

She was born July 21, 1923, in Utica, the daughter of the late Joseph Edward and Ida Candice Wilson Roach.

Lila worked as a secretary in the FBI unit at the Rome Air Depot in Rome, N.Y., during the war years. She also worked at various law offices in Utica. Following retirement, she and her husband, Griffith moved back to Jamestown, where she worked in the cafeteria at Jamestown Community College. She and her husband loved to travel and spend their winters in Florida. She was a member of the Eastern Star for more than 50 years.

Surviving are her husband, Griffith Jones Jr., whom she married June 19, 1943; two daughters: Barbara (Alan) Podosek of Lynchberg, Va. and Vanessa (Mark) Davis of James-town; a son, Griffith (Carol) Jones III of Snyder, N.Y.; four grandsons: Scot, Brent, and Randy Podosek and Matthew Davis; and two great-granddaughters: Emma and Claire.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Harry and Edward Roach.

The funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Samuel Shreffler will officiate.

The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service Saturday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to St. Susan Center, P.O. Box 1276, Jamestown, NY 14702-1276; or The Heritage Group, 3017 N. Main St., Jamestown, NY 14701.

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