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Lucille Jones

Lucille Schulte Jones, 102, passed away Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at the Solon Nursing Care Center.
Lucille was born Aug. 3, 1912, to John and Elizabeth (Arens) Schulte on a farm near Wynot, Neb. After graduating from Wayne State Teachers College, she began a 42-year career in teaching. Her first job was in a one-room school house, but she transitioned to high school teaching a few years later. In the meantime, her family had moved to California and she joined them in 1939. She attended USC, earning a Bachelor’s (1941) in biology and math, and a Master’s in botany (1944) while teaching. She married Preston D. Jones in December 1946, and inspired him to get a college education (USC Geology). She taught at Inglewood High School for 28 years, first in biology and then in math, eventually serving as the department chairman of mathematics for 10 years. A few years after retiring from Inglewood, she returned to teaching, at both the elementary and high school levels. She finally retired at age 72 when her husband Preston retired from geology.
They bought a trailer and went traveling for four-five months of the year. She also enjoyed playing cards, camping, dancing, baking and spending time with family. She spent the last eight years at the Solon Nursing Care Center to be close to her son Michael, his wife Terry, and grandchildren Chris and Megan of Iowa City. 
We are very grateful for the wonderful care that she received at Solon. She was preceded in death by her husband Preston; her brothers Bill, Frank, Cy and John and sisters Dorothy Bichlmeier and Mildred Dersom. She is survived by two sisters, Mary Sulflow and Betty Callon, both of California and her son and his family. The funeral will take place in California at a later date.