Margaret Louise "Queenie" Jones

Margaret Louise "Queenie" Jones, age 93 of Mentor passed away
surrounded by loving family at her home, on July 18, 2022 . She was born 
on April 17, 1929 in Brownton, WVa to the late Frank and Anna (nee: 
Rebalka) Rus. Margaret and her husband Gene graduated from 
Flemington High School. They married in 1951. Three children later, they 
chose to self build their first home in Grafton, West Virginia. In 1961 for 
employment purposes, it was necessary to relocate to Ohio where
Margaret and Gene built a second home in Grand River,Ohio. Margaret 
kept a busy life, always involved in her children’s activities making 
Halloween costumes, a Homeroom Mother of one child every year and a 
member of PTA’s and Riverside Maineliners Sports Club. Margaret was 
also an active member of “Blazettes”, The Ladies Auxiliary of Grand 
River Fire Dept. She was involved in many fundraisers using her recipes 
of Meatballs Sauce and Cabbage Rolls to support these organizations.
Margaret’s work life post high school was a Switchboard Operator where 
“Party Lines” was the way neighbors connected with each other. Her work 
life came full circle as her last job was at Professional Answering Service
in Mentor, Ohio. Margaret had a love for dancing, exercise, fashion and 
makeup. She was an “Avon” lady and always had a drawer of makeup for 
her girls to dabble in. Another passion of Margaret’s was tending to her 
plants – a passion that carried with her to her last days as her “weekly” 
chores was watering the house plants- we hope they enjoyed that last 
drink. Cleveland “Indians” was “her” team, “Son-in-Law” Bob kept her up 
to speed on game day schedule, pitching rotation and trades. Her heart 
was broken when her “grandson” Frankie Lindor was traded. 
In 1988 Margaret and Gene moved to Florida to enjoy some retirement life 
in the sunshine. Upon Gene’s untimely passing, Margaret reconnected 
with a “childhood sweetheart” Bob Shaw, they were married in 1986 and 
spent approximately 20 years together. In 2014, Margaret, in her 
advancing years moved back to Ohio to stay with family.


She is survived by her children, Rustall "Rusty" (Diana Olynyk) Jones, 
Tamara "Tammy" (Bob) DiCarlo, and Jennifer Hoppert; grandchildren, 
Briana (Rob) Buemi, Randall (Samantha) Hoppert, Michael (Sara) 
DiCarlo; great grandchildren,Sophia Grace Hoover, and Evie Hoppert; 
sister, Charlene Digman; and many nieces and nephews. We must not 
forget her “boy” Brutus DiCarlo. In addition Margaret in recent years 
reconnected with childhood friend since age 4, Helen Mangelo – talking 
and reminiscing over old times – those daily phone calls were the 
highlight of each day. 


In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her 1st husband, 
Gene A. Jones : 2nd husband, Robert C. Shaw; siblings, Mary (Gable)
Bensky, Helen (Mearl)Spencer, Frances(Mike Seboria,Walt Miller) Miller, 
Joseph (Martha Ann) Rus, Anna (Gus) Amodio and brother in law Charles 
Digman. Also her precious pup Boa B.

Visitation will be Friday, July 22, 
2022 from 3-7PM at Johnson Funeral Home, 368 Mentor Ave., 
Painesville, Ohio 44077. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, 
July 23, 2022 at 11:00AM at St. Anthony of Padua, 316 5th St., Fairport 
Harbor, Ohio 44077. Burial of ashes will be held at a later date in Mentor 
Municipal Cemetery.


Family would like to express thanks to Crossroads Hospice, family and 
friends both near and far who offered their support during challenging days.