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In loving memory

Graveside service:

1:00 PM Saturday, December 16, 2023 at Carson Cemetery outside of Ector, Texas.

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Shirley Gene Jones, 75, of Sherman, Texas passed away Wednesday morning, December 13, 2023, at home with her family.

Shirley was born on July 20, 1948, in Bonham, Texas to Shirley and Imogene (Call) Sells.  Shirley was a 1966 graduate of Ector ISD and gained a bachelor’s and master’s degree from East Texas State University.  She was a teacher and librarian for over 40 years, working at schools in Howe, San Angelo, Windom, and Bells.

Shirley grew up with a large extended family and had a network of dear friends that are like family as well.  She had a big, kind heart that endeared her to a countless number of students, coworkers, and friends.  She was drawn to those that needed her and made a difference in so many of their lives.  Her granddaughters Mallori and Miranda were the light of her life for the past 18 years.

Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, Imogene and Shirley Sells; and her sister Barbara Sells.  She is survived by her husband, Rande; son, Rande and Lauri Jones; granddaughters, Mallori and Miranda Jones; siblings, Richard and Sherrie Sells, Betty and Kenny Burks.  She had many nieces and nephews, Heather and Bo Harris, Mandy and Jerry Williams, Kristina and Nick Shahan, Dylan and Sarah Anglin, Mack and Jordan Sells, Kevin and Ariane Burks; along with great nieces and nephews, Nathan and Ally Harris, Bradley and Jaelyn Williams, Rich and Maci Sells, and Colton Shahan.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, December 16, 2023 at Carson Cemetery outside of Ector, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Bells ISD Education Foundation in Shirley’s name. Mail checks to Bells Education Foundation 1550 Ole Ambrose Rd, Bells, Texas 75414, please visit //sites.google.com/bellsisd.net/education-foundation/become-a-donor?authuser=0.