CHARLESTON, Mo. — Eloise McMinn, age 98, died May 6, 2018, at Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston, Missouri.
She was born Dec. 16, 1919, in Berry, Ala., to the late David Asher Jones and Allie Pluma (Gray) Jones.
Eloise was the oldest living member of Southside Baptist Church of Charleston, Missouri and had worked as a cafeteria manager for Chrysler Corporation and a cashier for Reeves Boomland when they opened in 1977 before retiring.
On Dec. 25, 1935, in Martin, Tenn., she married Thomas Rye McMinn; he preceded her in death on May 10, 1980.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Elbert Jones, Charles Jones, Glen Jones and Norman Jones; one sister, Belma Lucille Howard; one son-in-law, Bobby Cole; and one infant grandson.
Survivors include: one daughter, Patricia Cole of Charleston; two grandchildren, Pamela (Billy) Fox of Sikeston and Penny (Paul) Davis of Poplar Bluff; two great-grandchildren, Ryan Fox, D.V.M. of Columbia and Brooke (Cody) Hindes of Monett; and one great-great grandson, Landon Davis Hindes. Also surviving is one brother, J.W. "Dickie" Jones of Muldrow, Okla.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 9 from noon until time of funeral services at 1 p.m. at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie.
Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery in Charleston.
Pallbearers will be: Billy Fox, Paul Davis, Johnny McMinn, Ken Stevenson, Harlan Douglas and Ricky Penrod.
Online condolences may be sent at www.ponderfuneralhome.com.