Ceolah Kay (Drake) Jones, 72, of Winfield passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at her home.
Graveside services will be held at 10 A.M. Thursday, August 15 at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery in Winfield. Visitation will be held from 5-7 P.M. Wednesday, August 14 at the Shelley Family Funeral Home of Winfield. Memorial contributions in Ceolah’s name may be made to the Family Worship Center of Baton Rouge, contributions may be left in care of the funeral home.
Ceolah was born in October 28, 1946 in Iola, Kansas the daughter of Delbert W. Drake and Edith Elaine “Molly” (Yockey) Drake. She graduated from high school in Humboldt, Kansas in 1964, and received her LPN from PSW School of Nursing in Wichita. Ceolah was an LPN for over 40 years, she worked at Cumbernauld Village until 2009, and from 2009-2016 she worked at the Joy Home in Oxford, from which she retired. She was united in marriage to Lee Tate Jones in Newton, Kansas on July 23, 1973, he preceded her in death in 2016. Ceolah enjoyed crocheting, reading epic fantasy books, supporting Jimmy Swaggert Ministries, fishing and looking for new fishing holes, and driving anywhere and everywhere.
She is survived by her son Troy A. Colston of Kennesaw, GA and daughter Edith “Missy” Long and husband Jarrod of Winfield; grandchildren: Elaine Sexton, James Sexton, Jeremy Colston, Joshua Colston, Gary Colston, Levi Colston, Ceolah Colston, Christopher Colston, and Brandon Colston; and 19 great-grandchildren. Ceolah is preceded in death by her parents, husband Lee Jones, son Mark Colston and brother Dale Drake.