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Mary Dora Jones

June 17, 1941 ~ April 1, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

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Mary Dora (Scott) Jones, 82, of Coatesville, died on Monday, April 1, 2024, at her residence.

Born in Wilkes Barre, PA, Mary Dora—“Mimi”—was the daughter of the late Durelle and Katherine (Buckley) Scott. She was the beloved wife of Daniel P. Jones. The couple shared 59 years and 5 months of marriage.

Mimi earned her bachelor’s degree from Marywood University and her master’s degree from Kutztown University. She taught English and Reading in the Downingtown Area School District for 16 years, and she was a Student Teacher Mentor for Immaculata University. Mimi was a member and volunteer for the American Association of University Women (AAUW), The Chester County Library, and The West Chester Food Bank and she was actively involved in helping with both the federal and state election processes. Both professionally and personally, she led a life devoted to educating youth, empowering women, and servicing those in need.

In addition to her husband, Mimi is survived by her children: Daniel P. Jones Jr and his wife, Jennifer, of Wilmington, NC, and Caitlyn R. Bixler and her husband, Ray, of Downingtown; grandchildren: Haley, Emma, Brynn, Jack, and Thomas; great-granddaughter: Reese; brothers: Durelle Scott III and Phillip Scott.

In addition to her parents, Mary Dora was preceded in death by her sister: Paula Scott.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2024, from 9-10:15 AM at James J. Terry Funeral Home: 736 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, PA 19335. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM at the funeral home. Inurnment will be conducted privately at the convenience of the family at Fern Knoll Burial Park, Dallas, PA.

Memorial contributions in Mary Dora’s name may be made to Chester County Library: 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton, PA 19341; AAUW Alice Lawson Scholarship (please make checks payable to Chester County Community Foundation, list AAUW Alice Lawson Scholarship on memo line): 28 W. Market St., West Chester, PA 19320; or Freedom Village Brandywine Scholarship Fund: 15 Freedom Blvd., Coatesville, PA 19320.


Services

Visitation
Saturday
April 13, 2024

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
James J. Terry Funeral Home - Downingtown
736 East Lancaster Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335

Memorial Service
Saturday
April 13, 2024

10:30 AM
James J. Terry Funeral Home - Downingtown
736 East Lancaster Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335

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