We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Powell Funeral Directors
Barbara Ann Sievers Jones was born on March 2, 1935, in Chicago, Illinois, and was the oldest of seven children born to Fred and Lillie Sievers. She attended Calumet High School and graduated from Beloit College where she was a proud Delta Gamma. While at Beloit she went on a blind date with Howard Jones. According to family lore, they only went out once as each claims that the other was "too wild" for them. They re-met a few years later while standing up in the same wedding and sparks flew. They were engaged on July 4, 1959, in the backyard of their dear friends Pat and Don Hindman. They were married on April 23, 1960, and started a 62-year love affair.
After teaching 3rd and 4th grades in Elmhurst, they welcomed two children - Karen and Scott - and Barbara became very active in her community. Through the years she served as the President of the Robert Crown Auxiliary, President of the Hinsdale Assembly, a member of the Hinsdale Hospital President's Circle, a long-time Board Member of King-Bruwaert House, a Wellness House Volunteer, the Community House Antique Show Committee, Village Associates, Collectors Club, Ladies Golf at the Hinsdale Golf Club and was very active at Hinsdale Covenant Church, serving in many roles.
Barbara and Howard were avid travelers and explored locations around the world, visiting five continents. Besides travel, she also loved to entertain and was always welcoming friends and family into her home here in Hinsdale and in Deer Valley. She played tennis, golf and was an excellent bridge player. Her math skills made her a tough bridge opponent and kept her checkbook balanced to the penny. And as many Hinsdaleans know, she was Kramer's most loyal customer.
She passed away on September 3, 2022, and is survived by her husband Howard, daughter Karen (Matt) Fiascone, son Scott (Susie) Jones, grandchildren Austin (fiancee Rachael), Regan, Meghan, and Ryan.
A visitation will be held at Adolf Funeral Home. 7000 S Madison St, Willowbrook, IL 60527 on Sunday, September 11, 2022, from 3-7 pm. Funeral services will be at the Hinsdale Covenant Church, 412 S Garfield St. Hinsdale, IL 60521 on Monday, September 12, 2022, at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to the Hinsdale Hospital Foundation NICU Renovation Fund, https://www.adventhealth.com/foundation/adventhealth-foundation-great-lakes/adventhealth-foundation-great-lakes-hinsdale