Mary Helen (Pence) Ebersole

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mary Helen (Pence) Ebersole, 91, of Harrisonville, Mo., formerly of Independence, Mo., went to be with the Lord at 7:45 a.m. on Dec. 5, 2009, at Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville.

Mary was born on Dec. 16, 1917, in Barton County, Mo., to Elijah and Laura (Dumas) Pence. She married Norman Jones of Arma, Kan., Dec. 20, 1937; he preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1972. Mary was a member of Coventry Estates Baptist Church in Independence, Mo.

Survivors include one daughter, Kay Thomure of Lee's Summit, Mo.; two sons, Ronnie Jones and wife, Joann, of Sheldon, Mo., and Dennis Jones and wife, Leslie, of Wichita, Kan.; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; three nieces; and two nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Mary was preceded in death by one sister, Lorena (Pence) Jones; two brothers, Charley and Harley Pence; and a grandson, Travis Jones.

Graveside service will be at 10 a.m., today, at Garden of Memories Cemetery, in Arma, Kan.

Arrangements by Atkinson Funeral Home of Harrisonville, Mo. Online condolences may be made to