Joanne Iorio Jones, 95, Ephrata, Blue Cross assistant, administrator, enjoyed boating, art

By on January 28, 2015

Joanne Iorio Jones, 95, of Ephrata, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at the Wheat Ridge facility of Fairmount Homes in Ephrata.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Columbus) Iorio and was the wife of the late J. Jerome “Jerry” Lally and the late Lowell R. “Bob” Jones.

Joanne was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, New Holland. During her working years, she was an administrative assistant for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Camp Hill.

Joanne and her husband enjoyed many years of boating. She was an accomplished watercolor artist who enjoyed donating her paintings to many fundraisers.

She is survived by a son: John Lally, husband of Molly Lally of Litchfield, Conn.; a stepson: Robert H. Jones, husband of Patricia Jones of Hazleton; a stepdaughter: Debbie Rowett of Conyngham; grandchildren: Jonathan Lally and Erika Lally Murray; stepgrandchildren: Sarah, wife of Adam Shoemaker; Rachel Jones; and great-grandchildren: Owen and Sam Murray.

The celebration of her life will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Joanne’s memory may be made to Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 320 Church Ave., Ephrata, PA 17522.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at


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