Hilda Jean (Parkhurst) Jones, 84 of Franklin, Indiana, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Franklin United Methodist Community where she had been residing since May 2016. Hilda was born September 3, 1933 in Franklin, Indiana to Virgil C. Parkhurst and Marcia Blaich
She married William “Bill” Allen Jones, Sr. on October 12,1951 and together shared a son, William “Bill” Allen Jones, Jr. They were just shy of celebrating 50 years of marriage when Bill passed in May 2001. He was the love of her life and they enjoyed many good memories together as she would often reminisce about their times spent on military bases, trips in their RV and sometimes just going out for a good cup of coffee which she truly enjoyed.
Hilda was a telephone operator for United in Franklin, Indiana and often spoke of the day while working when President Kennedy was shot. This was among her many stories that she loved to tell her friends, neighbors and phone pals on a daily basis. As Hilda’s health declined with losing her eyesight and memory challenges her phone became her lifeline connecting her to the outside world.
Per Hilda’s request there will be no viewing or services planned on her behalf. She will be laid to rest on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin, Indiana.
Online condolences can be made at http://www.jessenfuneralhome.com/notices/Hilda-Jones.