Verna Jones, age 70, of Hawley died Friday, March 16 at Allied Services Skillled Nursing Care, Scranton. She was predeceased by her husband Robert Jones.

Verna was an integral member of her community, bringing joy to all those she encountered with her kindness, selflessness, devotion and involvement.

While working as an officer for the Pike/Wayne Association of Realtors, she freely gave her time and energy to our local schools. For many years Jones was PTA president. She went on to be president of the Pennsylvania PTA Council and served on the Wallenpaupack Area School Board.

Her strength was in her ability to give freely to others. No matter how hard the situation was, she never complained. Her leadership style was all inclusive and inspiring as she held fund raisers, planned events and programs. She will be forever in our hearts.

She was the daughter of Ruth Olsen and Gustav Oelkers and was born in Brooklyn, New York. She is survived by her sons, Thomas and Brian; her granddaughter, Olivia, and her dearest friend Iris Pagan. Donations can be made to the local PTA. A memorial is being planned for the spring.
Arrangements were made by Teeters’ Funeral Chapel, 505 Church St., Hawley, PA  18428.  For additional information or to leave a condolence, please visit