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Ronnie "Jonesy" Jones

Feb 19, 2018

April 20, 1946 - February 14, 2018

Ronnie G. "Jonesy" Jones, 72, of Mt. Pleasant, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 in the Emergency Room of the Henry County Health Center.


Jonesy's funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. Pastor Luann Benge will officiate. A military flag presentation will be conducted at the church by Iowa Military Funeral Honors. Friends may call from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 North Main Street, Mt. Pleasant. Jonesy's family will be present to receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.


Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Mt. Pleasant Golf and Country Club. Online condolences may be directed to


Ronnie Gene Jones was born April 20, 1946 in Washington, Iowa. He was the son of Harrison and Hazel (Fischer) Jones. He was raised in the Washington and north Henry County areas. He graduated from WACO Community High School in 1964. He was united in marriage to Joan Schmidt, and the couple later divorced.


Jonesy entered the United States Army on October 24, 1968. He was assigned to the 2nd Armored Cavalry Squadron. He served in the Army in Germany. He was honorably discharged to the U.S. Army Reserves on February 6, 1970. Upon his return, he received his Associates of Arts degree from Southeastern Community College.


For more than 20 years, Jonesy was a supervisor for the Heatilator Manufacturing Corp. in Mt. Pleasant. During that time, he learned to become a groundskeeper at the Mt. Pleasant Golf and Country Club. After his retirement from Heatilator, Jonesy become the Superintendent of the Mt. Pleasant Golf & Country Club. In retirement, he was also a courtesy shuttle driver for the Shottenkirk Automotive Group in Mt. Pleasant.


Golf was a love and passion for Jonesy, playing as often as he could. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant REC Center where he could be often found playing basketball during the noon hour. During the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion, Jonesy could be found driving one of the ground trains. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan. During the 2017 Iowa State High School Boys Basketball Tournament, Farm Bureau of Iowa bestowed Jonesy with their "Fan of the Day" award. Most especially, Jonesy was very dear to his grandchildren. He followed their activities and took them on numerous adventures.


Those thankful for sharing in Jonesy's life include his two children - Jennifer Kimbrough and her significant other Chad Muchmore of Pleasant Hill, Iowa and Tony Wagenkenecht and his wife Kim of Mt. Pleasant; and three grandchildren - Addison and Breleigh Kimbrough and Emma Wagenkenecht.

Jonesy's parents precede him in death.

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