Michaela Mary Jones
- Published: March 16, 2020
Michaela Mary Jones, of Yellow Springs, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 13, 2020, surrounded by family. She was 61.
Michaela was born on Sept. 16, 1958, at The George Washington University Hospital, Washington D.C. She was the daughter of Brigadier General USAF retired, Joseph R. and Alma Joan (Smith) Lowry, both of whom preceded her in death. She grew up as one of five children in a military family living and traveling in various locations around the world including Northern Virginia; Montgomery, Ala.; Wiesbaden, Germany; Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, near Kansas City, Mo.; Scott Air Force Base, near St. Louis, Mo.; and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio.
Michaela married Tom Jones, of Yellow Springs, on Aug. 9, 1985, and to this union was born their son, Kevin Timothy Jones, of Yellow Springs, on May 27, 1986. She is survived by her brother and sisters, Kathleen Josephine (Lowry) Stowe, of Norfolk, VA, her twin sister, Stephanie Ann (Lowry) Rowe, of Fairborn, OH, Thomas James Lowry of Berkley, CA and was preceded in death by a brother, Major USAF, Robert Lee Lowry. She is also survived by several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law living near and far and nieces and nephews both local and scattered around the globe.
Michaela graduated from Mascoutah High School in Mascoutah, Ill., in 1976, earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Wright State University in 1980 and also received her master’s degree from Wright State University. She was hired as a reading specialist teacher at Cedarville Elementary School in 1980 and taught in the Cedar Cliff Local School District for 34+ years. Michaela was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Yellow Springs, serving in various capacities on committees, and was a liturgical reader.
Michaela, fondly known as “Mickey,” was a loving wife and the best mother ever, a faithful friend and steward, a caring teacher, was survived by many dear friends and countless students, was a lover of kitties, and was devoted and loyal beyond measure to all she knew and loved.
Due to the restrictions of COVID-19, services will be held at the convenience of the family only, with a memorial Mass to be held at a later date. Interment will be in St. Paul Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the family at http://www.burchamtobiasfuneralhome.com.