Evelyn A. Jones


BOLIVAR - Evelyn A. Jones 92 of 7727 Forman Hollow Road passed away Tuesday September 15, 2015 in the Robert Packer Hospital Sayre Pa. following a lengthy illness. Born June 26, 1923 in Scio N.Y. she was the daughter of Elton and Dorathea L. Grastorf Conklin. Evelyn married Merle Jones on November 12, 1960 in Friendship. Mr. Jones preceded her in death on July 24, 1997.

She was the head bookkeeper for Frontier Water & Steam Co. Buffalo; she also was a cab driver, waitress and bartender in Niagara Falls. After moving to Allegany Co. Evelyn was employed by Daystrom Furniture Co, Farnsworth Cookie Co, and worked with her husband in the local oil fields. Evelyn was a member and greeter of the United Church of Friendship and served on the Woman’s Ministries Assoc, and served as a steward of the Church. She was a member of Kenyon Andrus Post 772 American Legion Aux. Bolivar, member of Allegany Co. Legion Aux, Allegany Co #515 8/40 and was a former state treasurer. She was also a member of Wellsville Rebekah Lodge 124, past noble grands, past noble grands assoc, past district deputy, and president. She was a member of the Travel Club of Friendship, creative writer of the Southern tier, Bolivar 4Cs Senior Citizens Club and Friendship Senior Citizens Club.

Surviving are one daughter Eva Baker Friendship, Ten grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, one brother Claude A. Conklin Olean, sister-in-law Gloria Conklin Bradford Pa. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son Raymond C. Hadsell 1990, twin grandsons Dean and Dale Cotton, two sisters Melva Kettler and Virginia B. Jordan, and two brothers Guy L. Conklin and Charles H. Conklin.

Friends may call at the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. Bolivar Friday 2-4 7-9P.M. Funeral services will be held on Saturday September 19, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the United Church of Friendship with Pastor Kirk Kirch officiating. Burial will be in Hallsport Cemetery Willing N.Y.