Kathryn Jones Church
November 7, 1917 - March 7, 2012
Kathryn Jones Church (Mrs. Conrad F. Church), 94, died on March 7, 2012. Born in Rose Hill, Ala. on Nov. 7, 1917, to Alma Wright and Mattie (Coleman) Jones, she graduated from Straughn High School in Straughn, Ala. and in 1939 from the University of Alabama. She met her future husband, “Connie” Church of Andover, while attending college, and they were married in Alabama in 1940. They enjoyed 61 years of devoted marriage until his death in 2002.
Her life was devoted to her home and to her family. She joined her husband in various works of community betterment and public service, including scholarships at the secondary and university level; for their church (the First United Methodist Church of Andover), libraries and hospitals; and in public landscaping. But her focus was always her family.
Mrs. Church is survived by her three children: Anne M. Church of Albany, Hugh J. Church of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada and Susan Church-Jamesson (Michael Jamesson) of Scottsville; by three grandchildren, Matthew Jamesson of Rochester, Nicholas Jamesson of Scottsville and Philip Jamesson of New York City; by her brother and sisters-in-law, Kent (Lucy) Davis and Ivey Jones; and by various nieces and nephews. She also is survived by an “adopted” daughter, Magda Montalvo de Mesec of Quito, Ecuador and by an “adopted” grandson, Homayoon Amini of Duncan, British Columbia.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her brothers, Wyman, McNeil and John Frank (Anne) Jones and by sisters-in-law Doris Church and Roberta (Lee) Meyn.
A memorial service is planned for Sunday (April 1) from 2 – 4 p.m. at Mrs. Church’s residence, 48 Chestnut Street, Andover. The family requests no flowers. Memorials may be made to the Conrad and Kathryn Church Landscaping Fund of the Allegany County Foundation, P.O. Box 58, Belmont, NY 14813, the Conrad and Kathryn Church Scholarship at The University of Alabama, c/o National Alumni Association, P.O. Box 861928, Tuscaloosa, AL 35486, or the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.