Jean W. Jones

July 22, 1923 – December 26, 2020
Place of Birth: 
Geneva, New York
Place of Death: 
Clifton Springs, New York
Clifton Springs, New York

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Private Ceremony

Jean Windsor Jones

Clifton Springs/Geneva—Jean Jones, 97, died on December 26, 2020 at the Clifton Springs Hospital.

Final rites will be held at the convenience of the family.

Jean was born July 22 1923, in Geneva, the daughter of the late William and Estelle Wadsworth Windsor. A 1940 graduate of Geneva High School, she majored in journalism and business a Rider College in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and Midland College in Fremont, Nebraska; subsequently studying radio script writing and advertising at New York University in New York City. For several years, she worked in radio in Rochester, New York and Jacksonville and Miami, Florida.

In the 1950’s, she returned to Geneva (after a brief marriage and divorce) where she began a 35 year career as a news reporter a feature writer with the former Geneva Daily Times, subsequently renamed the Geneva Times and the Finger Lakes Times. She won numerous accolades and State Associated Press (AP) Awards for her news reporting and feature writing. In her retirement she moved to the SPA Apartments in Clifton Springs

She is survived by a son Adrian W. (Denise) Brigham, two granddaughters Amanda and Katherine all of Chicago; several nieces and nephews. Jean was predeceased by her ex husband Lawrence W. Jones a WWII Navy veteran and two brothers Bruce Windsor of Geneva and Adrian W. Windsor, who died in WWII while serving as a master deep sea diver with the US Navy.






Skip, Do you still go by that nickname? A friend from Geneva sent me Jean's obit. I have lived in Richmond, VA for 40+ years. I have such fond memories of my folks (Wilson & Shirley Wheadon) & their close friends & all the picnics/parties they all had. We all had so much fun on Seneca Lake. My fondest memory of Lawrence is when I was a little girl & he came into the house, I would run up to him & he would pick me up & hold me high so I could touch the ceiling. Time goes so fast. When I was in Geneva this summer I visited with Allie VanGorden-she is the sole survivor of my folks group. I hope you & yours are all healthy & doing well. Know my heart is with your family. 

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