Anna Jones, 93, Swartz retiree, Girl Scout leader Mary Phipps, 52, was lab technician for Covance

By on September 12, 2012

Anna "Ann" S. Jones, 93, of Ephrata, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 at Ephrata Community Hospital.

She was born in Renovo to the late Leroy Daniel and Sarah Ethel (Barbour) Saltsman and was the wife of the late William F. Jones, who died in 1999.

Ann was a member of the Mellingers Lutheran Church, Stevens, where she was a Bible and Sunday school teacher. She was also a former Girl Scout leader. In her early years, she was a member of the Denver Women’s Club and enjoyed knitting, reading and playing board games. A graduate of Renovo High School, she worked as an administrative assistant for the Samuel Swartz Nationwide Insurance Agency, Denver, until her retirement in 1982.

Ann is survived by her daughter: Jean E. "Jeane" Jones, at home; sisters: Dortha M. Peters, of Elkton, Md.; and Grace E., wife of William Gullborg, of McMurray; a brother-in-law: Creon A. Aungst, of Bristol; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister: Helen Marie Aungst.

A memorial service was held Sept. 9 at the Mellinger’s Lutheran Church, Stevens, with Rev. Timothy L. Craven officiating. Interment took place in the Mellingers Union Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions in Ann’s memory may be made to the pipe organ fund or vicar fund at Mellingers Lutheran Church, 80 Gockley Road, Stevens, PA 17578.

Arrangements were made by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

Mary F. Phipps, 52, of Liberty Lane, Kirkwood, died at Hospice and Community Care, Mt. Joy, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 following a lengthy illness with renal failure.

She and her husband, Donald C. Phipps Jr., would have celebrated 25 years of marriage in November. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Mary Alice Duncan Watson of Kirkwood and the late Richard Kenneth Thompson.

Mary had been employed as a lab technician for Covance in Denver. The things that gave her great joy in life were her family and her animals.

Surviving besides her husband and mother are a daughter: Amy Roake, of Ephrata; a stepson: Jedd, husband of Monic Phipps, of East Earl; five nieces; four nephews; two sisters: Denise Umble and Patricia Lowe; and a brother: Tony Duncan.

Mary was preceded in death by her stepfather: Clayton Watson; and her stepson: Joshua Phipps.

Services will be at the convenience of the family.

The family requests that contributions be made in Mary’s memory to the Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, 1500 Paxton St., Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17104.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Reynolds Funeral & Cremation Services, 144 East State St., Quarryville. To send an online note of condolence, visit

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