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Virginia Ann (Kendall) Jones

January 28, 1929 — May 6, 2020


Virginia Ann (Kendall) Jones

Loved to Bake –

Virginia Ann (Kendall) Jones, age 91, of Mechanicsburg, was reunited with her husband, Ralph, in heaven on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.  Virginia was born on Monday, January 28, 1929, in Topeka, Kansas, to the late Scott Lowell Kendall and Eula Myrrl (Hudkins) Kendall.  Virginia was the widow of Ralph Pearl Jones, Jr., whom she married on March 2, 1947, and who died on May 15, 2013.  In addition to her parents and husband, Virginia is preceded in death by her two brothers, Jack Kendall and Robert Kendall.

Virginia’s survivors include her daughter: Jennifer “JJ” Jolleen Bain and husband Brian of Keedysville, Maryland; her granddaughter: Samantha Cook and husband Matthew of Reisterstown, Maryland; her three great-grandsons: James, Jesse, and Jonah Cook; and several nieces and nephews.

Virginia graduated from Topeka High School as part of the class of 1947.  She was a member of Saint Peter Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg since 1963, where she was involved in Lutheran Christian Women for many years.  Virginia traveled with her husband during the summer to all of the county fairs that featured harness racing, and she worked with him as the race secretary.  The York and Bloomsburg Fairs were especially close to their hearts and where they were particularly well known.  Virginia enjoyed golfing and cross-stitching many beautiful pieces; but her favorite pastime was baking.  She loved to cook and bake for her family, and her family and friends looked forward to receiving the enormous numbers of cookies Virginia gave away at Christmas.  Virginia’s family will miss her dearly.

All are welcome to join Virginia’s family for her virtual gathering of family and friends and service via video chat or telephone on Monday, May 18, 2020, from 12:15 p.m. until time of virtual visitation at 1:15 p.m. and time of memorial service at 1:30 p.m., with The Reverend Alex Martini officiating.  Private scattering will be in the Saint Peter Lutheran Church Scattering Garden in Mechanicsburg.  Cremation was private.

Contributions in celebration of Virginia’s life can be made to Saint Peter Lutheran Church, 130 Nittany Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055;

Virginia’s family has entrusted her care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Virginia’s full obituary, view her memorial video and portrait, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign her official guest book by visiting


Virtual Gathering via Video Chat

Family and friends are welcome to join Virginia's family via video chat or telephone on Monday, May 18, 2020, beginning at approximately 12:15 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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