Kay Elizabeth McSteen Jones, 71, of Stevensville, MD. and previously of Greensburg, PA, passed away suddenly 11/20/12 in the Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD. Kay was the daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth G McSteen and Dr Arthur J McSteen, both deceased, with Dr McSteen formerly of the Westmoreland Hospital professional staff, Greensburg, PA.
Kay was born 2/28/41 in West Newton, PA. and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1962 from Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA. On 6/06/63, Kay and Richard C. Jones, Jr were married in the United States Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, MD one day following his graduation from the US Naval Academy. Both were graduates of Greensburg High School, Kay in 1958 and Richard in 1959. After military service in the United States Marine Corps, during which Kay and two young children returned to Greensburg, PA while Richard served in the Republic of Vietnam. The Jones' settled and raised their family in the Annapolis, MD area. In addition to being a devoted homemaker, Kay actively managed the Forty West Racquet Club for over thirty years, a business which they own in Baltimore, MD. She had numerous outside interests, and in recent years found great satisfaction working with several veterans related organizations in support of our returning wounded warriors. Kay also worked in support of both the Hospice of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, as well as an organization supporting battered women on the Maryland Eastern Shore. Her main passion was her family.
Kay is survived by her beloved husband of almost 50 years, Richard C. Jones, Jr. of Stevensville, MD; Daughter Wendy Jones Skeggs and spouse Neil D. Skeggs of San Francisco, CA; Son Kevin Arthur Jones and spouse Meredith Meers Jones of Stevensville, MD; Daughter Tracy Jones Atcheson and spouse Michael J. Atcheson of Severna Park, Md. The Jones' first child, son Brian Richard Jones, passed away in 1972 at the age of 7 years at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Brian rests beside his grandparents, Dr. Arthur J. McSteen and Mrs. Elizabeth G. McSteen in the Catholic Cemetery, Greensburg, PA.
The Jones' have five beloved grandchildren who are the light of Grandma Kay's life: Megan Elizabeth Jones, Benjamin Arthur Jones, Macey Elizabeth Atcheson, Brooke Ann Atcheson, Lauren Julie Atcheson, as well as their ten year old Black Labrador Retriever, Cinders Elizabeth Jones, all living at home.
The family will hold a memorial service at 1:30 pm on Wednesday 12/05/12 in the US Naval Academy Chapel, Annapolis, MD. Those attending should enter the Naval Academy via Gate #8 and offer instructions to the gate guard that they are attending the Kay M. Jones memorial service. A reception will immediately follow the service at the Naval Academy Officer’s Club.
Memorial donations may be made to any of the following three organizations. (A) The 100 Entrepreneurs Foundation is a 501C3 not for profit organization founded by Mr. Nilsson, a neighbor and friend of the Jones family, who is a Vietnam era US Marine veteran and works to support our returning wounded warriors in reentering the civilian world, mainly by starting their own businesses. Mr. Nilsson can be contacted for additional information on the Foundation. The 100 Entrepreneurs Foundation, Inc, c/o Robert Nilsson, 102 Night Heron Court, Stevensville, Md 21666, cell 917-403-8807, email email@example.com. (B) to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd #102, PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057. The Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund is also a 501C3 nonprofit organization that works in support of wounded veterans of all services and their families during their recovery and rehabilitation periods at the Walter Reed US Army Hospital in Washington, DC and the Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. The Semper Fi Fund was founded by a young nurse, Karen Guenther, whose US Marine husband served with the husband of Kay's younger daughter, Tracy Jones Atcheson, when both husband's were young Marine Captains. The Semper Fi Fund has grown into a major wounded warrior support organization. Karen Guenther is still active as the Founder. The Chairman of the Semper Fi Fund is former US Marine Corps Commandant, General Alfred Gray. (C) to the Outdoor Odyssey Leadership Academy At Roaring Run, 450 Boy Scout Road, Boswell, Pa 15531. Outdoor Odyssey is a 501C3 not for profit organization founded by MGEN Thomas S Jones, USMC (Ret) and their original mission was to offer leadership and developmental experiences for at risk and disadvantaged youngsters in approximately 6 Western Pennsylvania counties. MGEN Jones also serves as a member of the board of directors of the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. The program has been highly successful and now after approximately 8 years hosts over 500 Western Pa youngsters per season. Outdoor Odyssey's mission has been expanded into assisting wounded warrior veterans of all services in transitioning to civilian life after military service. For additional information on Outdoor Odyssey, please contact Mr. Brandon Jones, Director of Operations, at (814) 629-6516 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information on all three of these wounded warrior related organizations is also available on any of the organization's websites.
Online condolences may be made at www.barrancofuneralhome.com.