Margie Lee Jones, 83, of Ottawa, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, with family at her side.

Private family inurnment will be later at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. The family suggests memorial contributions to Prairie Paws Animal Shelter c/o Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, Kansas 66067. Family and friends are encouraged to post their condolences and memories on Margie’s Tribute Wall at

Margie was born April 1, 1935, in Garnett, Kansas, the daughter of Bert and Phyllis (Mcgee) Jones. She grew up in Richmond, moving to Ottawa when she was just 9-years-old. Margie graduated from Ottawa High School with the class of 1954.

Survivors include her sister, Colleen Crane, of Ottawa; aunt, Goldie Adams, of Osage City; nieces and nephews, Gary Crane and wife, Pam, of Ottawa; Terry Crane; of Ottawa; Sheri Whitaker and husband, Ron; of Overbrook; and Ace (aka Kerry) Kloog and husband, Shawn, of Gardner; and many great nieces and nephews that truly loved her.

Margie was preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Phyllis Jones; life partner, Leota Thompson; niece, Kandee Crane; and brother-in-law, Ralph Crane.

Margie was employed with H.D. Lee Company following high school, where she worked for 30 years. She left H.D. Lee and started refinishing furniture, becoming well-known for her beautiful work. Margie and her life partner, Leota Thompson, opened an antique shop named Pastime Antiques that they ran for many years.

She loved to go fishing and hunting and going to flea markets. She and Leota walked many miles looking for arrowheads, obtaining a large collection over the years.

The family would like the thank Brookside Retirement Community in Overbrook for all the special love and care they gave Margie during her stay.