Carol A. Jones

April 17, 1936 – Aug. 27, 2021


Carol Ann (Colby) Jones was born to Frederic and Helen (McLeran) Colby in Lincoln on April 17, 1936. Carol graduated with the Lincoln High School class of 1954. She attended the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and was a member of the Delta, Delta, Delta Sorority. Carol worked in the office at Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. for a period of time in her early years.

Carol met Harold Jones cruising O Street in Lincoln and they married on July 14, 1957. Harold was drafted into the army in 1958 and was stationed in Connecticut where they lived for two years before returning to Nebraska, making Crete their home. Carol and Harold were blessed with four children: Terri, Kevin, Jeff and Stacey. Carol was a devoted mother and homemaker and spent her years raising their family.

Carol was a member of the United Church of Christ in Crete and did volunteer work, which included delivering Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and always had a love for cats, starting with her first cat, Frisky. Carol could always be found working out in the yard on their acreage, maintaining beautiful flower beds with cats and kittens a constant part of the mix. Several plants filled the dining room and kitchen tables during the winter months. She often talked about Mother Nature and doing her part to take care of nature’s gifts. Carol loved being outside and was very knowledgeable about plants, flowers, trees and weather. Carol had a gift with words and could describe events with vivid details including colors, emotions and feelings helping the listener to feel that they had experienced the same event.  

After a brief illness, Carol died Aug. 27, 2021, having reached the age of 85 years. Carol is survived by her children, daughter and son-in-law Terri (Jerry) Brown of Crete, son and daughter-in-law Jeff (Kathy) Jones of Auburn, daughter Stacey Sanders of Lincoln; grandchildren, Travis (Shaila) Coffey of Glenwood, Iowa, Jacelyn Jones of Omaha, Kacynn Jones of Auburn, Todd (Jamee) Coffey of Cedar Bluffs, Teri Mielke of Kimball; sister, Sarah Murphy of Sarasota, Florida; brother-in-law, Jim (Vickie) Jones of Winchester, Kansas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, son, Kevin; sister-in-law, Shirley (Jones) Wohlfarth; and brother-in-law, Carl Wohlfarth.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Capital Humane Society of Lincoln. Burial was in the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Condolences may be left for the family online at


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