MOUNT CARMEL — Margie M. Jones, 87, of Mount Carmel, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at her residence.

She was born Feb. 23, 1931, in Bruceville, Indiana, the daughter of Perry and Elsie (Schmulbach) Van Matre. On July 12, 1950, Margie married Robert Jones in Mount Carmel. He preceded her in death. Margie loved yard work, including working in her flower garden.

Left to cherish Margie’s memory are her children David P. Jones and wife Ann, Donald R. Jones and wife Brenda, Darrell W. Jones and wife Beth, all of Mt. Carmel, and, Janet Keyes and husband Brent of Brownstown; twelve grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three sisters and six brothers.

Family and friends may call for visitation Thursday, March 1, 2018, from noon until 2 p.m. in the chapel of Short Funeral Home, 527 N. Mulberry Street. The funeral service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. with burial in Highland Memorial Cemetery, 1827 College Drive.

Memorials may be made to the Wabash County Shelter Buddies. Envelopes will be available at Short Funeral Home.

Condolences may be made online at

Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Margie’s family.

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