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Harriet Anne JonesHarriet 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 â€œlive each day to the fullestâ€ 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: www.throopfhravenna.com 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
My sincere condolences to your family on the loss of such a loving woman. I met Harriet several years ago when my sister, Mary, was Pastor at Ravenna UMC. She welcomed our family with open arms when we came to hear Mary preach for the first time, and every other time we came to Ravenna, including for the famous chicken dinner. She was a powerhouse, and so genuine in the way she shared her gifts and friendship with others. May your countless happy memories and God's grace sustain you in your grief, and bring you comfort. Bless you all.
Jean Bement Aug 27 2021 8:31 PM
I am very sad to hear this, she was a great woman.
Todd and Lisa Adams Aug 20 2021 10:35 AM
Bruce and Family, please accept our heartfelt condolences. May it be of some comfort to know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Dwight and Judy Sheridan Aug 19 2021 10:19 PM
Jones family... Very sorry for the death of Harriet. Jerry Darcy
Jerry Wayne Darcy Aug 19 2021 1:17 PM
Dear Bruce and family - So sorry to hear of Harriet's passing. My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Will always remember the great high school years with all the sleep overs and special times we had together. Rest in peace dear Harriet
Leora Albright Pontious Aug 18 2021 6:33 PM
Dear Bruce and family, Your amazing, fun-loving, talented, athletic, smart, beautiful Harriet left this world a happy woman. She enjoyed life to the fullest. To know her was to love her - what a gal! We treasure times spent with her. Rest is peace, dear Harriet, and thanks for the memories.
Norb & Sue Denhof Aug 18 2021 6:30 PM
Dear Bruce and family, we are talking of all the memories we have of our high school days and beyond with Harriet. Many years have gone by since then but great memories always remain. Joy Young Nelson and Donna Housler Rieckmann.
Donna Housler Rieckmann Aug 18 2021 10:24 AM
Bruce and family~Our thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family for the loss of Harriet. She was such a wonderful and caring person in the Ravenna community. May her smile, laughter and all the wonderful memories help you through this time. She is already missed by all the lives she touched. Charlie Ash & Kathleen (Ash) Mayes
Kathleen (Ash) Mayes Aug 17 2021 8:38 PM