In Memory

Ted Jones

  W. Theodore "Ted" Jones, 59, of No. 2 Canary Lane, Monticello, died unexpectedly at 9:30 a.m. Thursday of an apparent heart attack while conducting a music class at Hillcrest Elementary School, Delphi, where he was elementary music director.
  Born May 27, 1913, at Indianapolis, he was the son of Harry R. and Edna Tyer Jones.  He was married May 16, 1943, in Lowell to Ruth Clark.  He had been choir director for ten years at United Methodist Church at Monticello.  He was director for the Christmas and Easter portions of the "Messiah" for community choir at Delphi for several years.  He was a veteran of World War II.
  A graduate of Technical High School in Indianapolis in 1931, he was graduated from Indiana University in 1938 and received his master's degree in 1952.  He was a student band director at Indiana University while attending there.
  He first started teaching in Rising Sun in 1939 and also taught at Lowell for 18 years.  He then moved to Monticello in 1958 and taught at Buffalo and Monon and had taught at Delphi for the past eight years.
  Mr. Jones was a veteran of World War II and a former member of Newsboys Band in Indianapolis.  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Order of the Eastern Star, both at Lowell, past patron of OES, of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, past grand officers, member of NEA, and ISTA, vice president of Elementary Center Division of ISTA and was presently vice president of Marching Hundred Band Alumni Association.
  Surviving with the widow are a son, 1st Lt. Robert Jones who is stationed with the U.S. Army in Munich, Germany and whose wife, Carol, and daughter, Shelley live in Hopewell, Virginia; a daughter, Mary Beth Jones, who attends Indiana University; and a sister, Mrs. William Pert of Cumberland.
  Final rites were Sunday at the United Methodist Church at Monticello where he was a member.  The Rev. Donald W. Ashley and Dr. Newman S. Jeffrey officated.  Interment was in Riverview Cemetery.
Obituary notice taken from Journal-Citizen, Thursday, April 19, 1973