Claire M. Jones, 76, Mountain Top, died Oct. 26, 2015, at the Celtic Hospice, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.
Born in Wilkes-Barre on May 6, 1939, she was the daughter of the late George S. and Clara (Yarmey) Gimble.
Claire was a 1956 graduate of Meyers High School, Wilkes-Barre, and for many years was employed by the Luzerne County Intermediate Unit as a teacher’s aide.
She was a member of St. Jude’s Parish in Mountain Top and enjoyed watching sports, especially watching her grandchildren participate in baseball, soccer and field hockey. In her later years, she was often seen dining at local restaurants with her friend, Bill Zimmerman.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, was her husband, Harold W. “Buck” Jones.
Surviving are her three sons, William and wife, Karen, Mountain Top; David, Mountain Top; and Gregory and wife, Elizabeth, White Haven; nine grandchildren, Katie Lloyd and husband, Scott, Nathan, Krista, Alex, Allison, Kelsey, Alexandra, Nicholas and Brandy; three great-grandchildren, Jacob, Abigail and Maxwell; two brothers, Robert, Loyalsock; and George and wife, Lorna, Wilkes-Barre; three nieces and two nephews, Judy, Kimberly, Tracy, Robert and Kevin; as well as six great-nieces and one great-nephew.
The funeral was held from McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Jude’s.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude’s Parish Building Fund.