Obituary for Harriet Anne Jones

Harriet Anne Jones

Birth Date: Jan. 5th, 1940
Date Passed: Aug. 15th, 2021


Harriet Anne Jones age 81, of Ravenna, MI died Sunday, August 15, 2021 at Poppen Hospice Home in Muskegon. Harriet was born on January 5, 1940 in Conklin, Michigan to the late Virgil H. and Lucille B. (Hand) Gilbert. She married Bruce Raymond Jones on May 14, 1960 at Ravenna United Methodist Church in Ravenna, MI. Harriet is survived by her husband of 61+ years: Bruce R. Jones of Ravenna, 2 Daughters: Sheri (Rocco) Rucinski of Lansing and Christine (Jay) Gillespie of Viera, Florida. 5 Grandchildren: Brock, Connor, Brianna, Caitlyn, and Jack. 2 Sisters: Beatrice (Jim) Christopher of Ravenna and Mary Gilbert of Grand Rapids as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Virgil and Lucille and stepmother: Lois (Klein). Harriet was a graduate of Ravenna High School and Western Michigan University. In her professional life, Harriet was a private secretary at General Motors in Grand Rapids. She was also an administrative assistant for Ravenna Public Schools, and Dr. Gerald Bossher, DDS. Harriet will be remembered for her “live each day to the fullest” philosophy. She traveled the world with the love of her life, Bruce. She snorkeled the Great Barrier Reef and went on safari in Africa. With her camera always by her side, she never wanted to miss the perfect picture. She fished in Alaska and golfed coast-to-coast making two holes-in-one. Together she and Bruce enjoyed spending winters in Florida. She was a woman of many talents. She sewed her own wedding dress and those of her two daughters. Harriet was actively involved in her community and church. She chaired RUMC's Chicken Dinner for 26 years and served on many boards. She loved to watch her 5 grandchildren play sports and cheered for the Detroit Tigers and Michigan State Basketball. She shared her love of nature with her family, especially her grandchildren, who have learned to appreciate some of her favorite things; ladybugs, hummingbirds, owls, and cardinals, as well as gorgeous sunsets. She was an avid reader and loved playing cribbage and euchre. Family meant everything to Harriet and she will be deeply missed. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 11:00am at the Ravenna United Methodist Church with Pastor Dave Selleck officiating. The family will also receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Ravenna Township Cemetery. Harriet's family will also be at Throop Funeral Home in Ravenna on Friday, August 27, 2021 from 5:00 to 8:00pm. Memorials may be directed to: R.U.M.C. or Harbor Hospice. Go to: or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511


5:00pm to 8:00pm


12:00pm on Aug. 28th, 2021 at
Ravenna Township Cemetery
Map/Directions to Ravenna Township Cemetery