Goldie Marie (Riley) Jones, 93, was born on January 2, 1928 in Eckerty, IN to Grace (Williams) Riley and John Thomas Riley. She passed away peacefully in her home in Plainfield, IN on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.
Goldie is survived by her three daughters Marilyn Sonntag (Heinz), Karen Boyle, and Marcella McMasters; grand-daughters Terri Christensen, Rachelle Bradshaw (Dan), and J. Grace Miller (Duane); great-grandsons Dustin Christensen (Tanya), Derek Christensen (Caitlyn), Tanner Christensen, Nicolas Gore (Christine), Oliver Miller, Cole Miller and Asher Miller, as well as, great-great-grandchildren Elizabeth Christensen, Adalynn Christensen, Henry Christensen and Jensen Gore. Many nephews and nieces that she adored also survive her. She is preceded in death by husband James ‘Russ’ Jones; brothers Walter Riley, Carl Riley; sisters Lorrene (Riley) Atkins, Fredia (Riley) Atkins, and Wilma (Riley) Jones.
To know Goldie was to be fed by her. Famous for Christmas cookies, cinnamon rolls, apple butter and every visit with her meant a warm meal and a generous helping of dessert. Goldie was never shy with her hospitality or her love. Married to Russ for 75 years, they enjoyed traveling, attending church with friends, perfecting recipes, and enjoying time with their ever-expanding family. Goldie’s unwavering support helped her family grow into happy, confident people.
We are grateful for her life and we are grateful she is at peace. The ripples of her love will never end.
Visitation will be at the Center Community Church (5938 Sugar Grove Rd, Plainfield, IN 46168) on Monday, January 25, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm followed by a private funeral service and burial. Masks will be provided and required to ensure the safety of everyone attending.
Donations can be directed to The Center Community Church Building Fund (5938 Sugar Grove Rd, Plainfield, IN 46168).