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Ruth M. Jones

  • On May 18, 2020

Ruth McCoy Jones, age 101, of Pittsburgh, PA passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 17, 2020.  She was born in Gary, West Virginia on October 24, 1918, the daughter of the late Earl McCoy and Virginia Murphy McCoy.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Earl McCoy, Jr.; her sister, Edna Bernece McCoy; and her husband, Kenneth Edwin Jones.

She attended public schools in southern West Virginia; two years at Concord College, Athens, West Virginia; and two years at the University of West Virginia, Morgantown.  She graduated in 1940 with majors in Latin and English.

After teaching in high schools in West Virginia for five years, she enrolled at National Business College, Roanoke, Virginia as a student/instructor and completed the stenographic course while teaching classes in English.  After graduation, she remained at the college as a member of the faculty until her marriage.

Ruth also worked as cashier for an electric utility in Warsaw, Virginia for several years and as secretary for a Charlottesville, Virginia physician.

She was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma and Alpha Delta Pi sororities, First United Methodist Church, Charlottesville, Virginia, the United Methodist Women, and was a volunteer for the Martha Jefferson Hospital Auxiliary (“Pink Ladies”) from 1977-1994.

Survivors are her son, Kenneth Edwin Jones, Jr., Columbus, Ohio; her daughter, Patricia Lynn Jones, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; two grandsons, Christopher Jones, Brooklyn, New York; Kenneth Lovorn, San Antonio, Texas; one granddaughter, Amanda Lovorn, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and one great-granddaughter, Kaylee Eslinger, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

In accordance with her wishes, there will be no service. Burial will take place in McDowell County, West Virginia.

Arrangements were entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 5405 Steubenville Pike, Robinson Township, PA 15136. Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.PittsburghCremation.com.

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Jane-Ellen Coleman
  • May 25 2020
My sincere Sympathy to Ruth's Family. She was an amazing interesting Lady and it was my Honor and Pleasure to care for her. Rest in Peace Mrs. Jones. Jane-Ellen Coleman
Kelly Covone-Henning
  • Jun 2 2020
My sincere sympathies go out to you and your family, Pat. Throughout the past 4 years that I've had the opportunity to get to know your mom, I will say that almost every conversation we had would end in a laugh or a look and a finger point with a smile. She was a special lady and will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace Ruth. Kelly