Ada Marie Jones
August 27, 1922 - January 2, 2021
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Ada Schieler Jones, 98 years of age, passed away on January 2, 2021, at University Place retirement home in West Lafayette, Indiana. Ada was born in Remington, Indiana, on August 27, 1922, to John G. Schieler, Jr. and Marie M. Schieler. She grew up on a farm with her brothers and sisters and attended the…

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Joyce Rowland left a message on February 26, 2021:
Aunt Ada was a very special person to me personally and to our family. I have wonderful memories of the house in Morocco, IN, when I was elementary school age. The screened porch on the back of the house and the set of original Fiesta Ware dishes are among the most vivid pictures in my mind when I think about that house. Aunt Ada and I completed our teaching degrees about the same time. I always thought that was remarkable given the difference in our ages. I have so many fond memories of talking with her at family gatherings about what was happening in our Kindergarten classrooms. Aunt Ada always made sure to move around any gathering so as to have a conversation with everyone there -- no sitting just at the grown up table -- she was always engaging with every generation. Mike and I visited Aunt Ada and Uncle Bill in Nashville Indiana many times as our girls were growing up. We nearly always made a trip to Brown County State Park to see the deer and maybe play on the playgrounds there. The best adventure was the time Aunt Ada drove our daughters, Carrie and Molly and me to the park. I don't remember the make of the car, but we were zipping along on the winding road through the park and as the road began a steady downhill grade Aunt Ada was doing some "shifting" as our speed increased! Just before we reached the parking lot ahead of us, she quickly swerved the car into the grassy rise beside the road, pulled the emergency brake, and we came to a very abrupt halt! She let out a controlled breath and checked the back seat where one of the girls said , "That was fun! Let's do it again!" We didn't! But we did still get out and enjoy looking for deer while Aunt Ada called Uncle Bill to come and get us. Aunt Ada was a woman for all generations. In the last several years we were privileged to have her join our extended family Thanksgiving celebration where we always looked forward to her wonderful pies and our Grandkids enjoyed a competitive game of "spoons" with Ada participating. Wyatt still talks being embarrassed when he was fighting for the last spoon and suddenly realized he had jerked it out of Aunt Ada's hand! She was not the fastest player, but stealth was her best skill. More than once she would very quietly pick up the first spoon and win the round with that sly little smile and a twinkle in her eye! We will always remember God's gift of Aunt Ada to us and we all want to be like her when we grow up!
Duane and Suzanne Schieler left a message on January 31, 2021:
Aunt Ada was such a blessing to our family. Our kids all have fond memories of the visits with her and having lunch together while in Nashville for our annual weekend get together with my siblings. When she moved to University Place we enjoyed her company at church each Sunday where she made such an impact on our entire church family by her kind spirit and upbeat attitude about everything. When she gave up driving around 2013 we had the privilege of taking her to church each Sunday for 5 years as well as the occasional Sunday afternoon visits at University Place in recent years. Especially appreciated and enjoyed the many times she shared her life growing up, then raising her boys and supporting Bill in coaching, then the updates on Ross, Kerry, families and the grandchildren, all who she loved dearly. I was always encouraged and blessed each time I was with Aunt Ada. A very special Aunt Ada!!
Rita.Simon left a message on January 31, 2021:
I am so sorry for your loss of gentle but determined Ada. I knew her to be a great neighbor, a tireless worker, and a twosome with Nel Hamilton here in Nashville, IN. It is interesting to note that Nel passed away quite suddenly on January 14, less than 2 weeks from your mom. Maybe she knew and now they are together again. They were and still are a blessing to our town for all they did, and the lasting imprint they made. Rita Simon
Will and Sue Schieler left a message on January 30, 2021:
We are rejoicing and celebrating the life of our dear Aunt Ada. Every time we visit with her she was a great testimony and advertisement for Jesus Christ. On one of those visits in November have 2017 I remember asking her how she felt now at 95 years of age? Her answer was short and to the point. " Very happy and said she gives thanks every day for contentment." What great memories we have from her gentleness. Love, Will & Sue Schieler
Deb Jones left a message on January 30, 2021:
Ada was a wonderful grandmother to my daughters , Emily and Lucy...from making homemade play dough, teaching them to garden, to sledding down an icy hill she always was a fun grammie. She attended both daughters college graduations as well. As an avid reader she and I swapped books and we both loved and shared the wonderful Mitford series. Her pies were wonderful and the arrival of a box of her cookies was a great day in our home. She was a wonderful friend and mother in law to me. Rest In Peace and Grace and I thank you for your generosity.
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Deb Jones left a message on January 30, 2021:
Ada was a wonderful grandmother to my daughters , Emily and Lucy...from making homemade play dough, teaching them to garden, to sledding down an icy hill she always was a fun grammie. She attended both daughters college graduations as well. As an avid reader she and I swapped books and we both loved and shared the wonderful Mitford series. Her pies were wonderful and the arrival of a box of her cookies was a great day in our home. She was a wonderful friend and mother in law to me. Rest In Peace and Grace and I thank you for your generosity.
Ana Jones left a message on January 30, 2021:
Dear Mom, Thank you for welcoming me into the family more than 44 years ago. Through the years you were an amazing role model for me, a wonderful grandmother and great grandmother to our kids and grandkids. I will never cook as good as you; but I will pass on the many recipes you left us. You saw beauty everywhere and always made time to enjoy nature. Your devotion to your faith was inspiring and I am certain God has made a place in heaven for you. I will always miss you and think of you every day. I am sorry that Covid kept us away from each other longer than we wanted, but I am grateful we were able to see you through Skype or Facetime. I hope you are united with dad and your family in heaven. Rest in peace and know that you are never forgotten. You are our newest angel in heaven and we are thankful that you will be guarding all of us here. Love you, Ani
ross jones left a message on January 29, 2021:
Miss you mom!..............
Lafayette Urban Ministry left a message on January 7, 2021:
The Board and Staff of Lafayette Urban Ministry wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family of Ada. May God hold all of you in the palm of His hand.
Rita L. Simon left a message on January 6, 2021:
Ada was a dear friend, close neighbor, and fellow volunteer for the Historical Society. She donated her husband's American History Journals to me for the High School. She was so kind, thoughtful and gracious in all her actions. I am now the guardian of her dear friend Nel Hamilton, who resides in the Franklin Masonic Home. Nel took some of Ada's notes with her when she entered residence there in June of last year. She used to hold them over her heart after she read them. Please let me know of the memorial plans. Rita Simon, 125 N Artist Dr Nashville
Lou Mihay left a message on January 5, 2021:
Ada was one of the first people I met when I joined the Historical Society. Being originally from Brown County, we had lots of chats and developed a beautiful friendship. Ada was a very hard worker and volunteer. She was missed very much when she felt the need to move. She was a beautiful lady and I will always remember her.
Dennis Boyd left a message on January 5, 2021:
I knew Mrs. Jones through her husband, Coach Jones. The Coach would always bring peeled oranges to half-time of the Morocco High School basketball games. I knew she’d probably prepared them as the Coach was all thumbs. I met her a few times and she was a lovely lady. The Jones family has my condolences.
Alberta Kaehr left a message on January 4, 2021:
What a beautiful life she lived! Appreciated her interest in our lives and how she shared her memories and adventures each time we talked. May you feel blessed in your remembrance of her life in the coming days. Our love, Chris & Alberta (Schini) Kaehr
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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