In Memory

Ronald Jones

Ronald E. Jones

February 9, 1954 ~ October 19, 2017




Ronald E. Jones, 63, Kansas City, KS; passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at the Kansas City Hospice House.

Ron was born February 9, 1954 to Frances and Clarence “Bud” Jones in Kansas City, Missouri.  Ron loved riding his motorcycle.  He looked forward to charity rides that raised money to help children.  He was a regular rider on “Bikers for Babies”, his last ride was in Fayetteville, AR “Bikes, Blues, and Barbecue” with his close friends.  He enjoyed spending weekends on his boat the “98 F.M.” at Lake Perry with his “boating family”.  July 10, 1999, Ron married Sondra on Lake Perry.  He is preceded in death by his father, Bud Jones on November 24, 2016. 

Ron is survived by his loving wife Sondra; a daughter, Nicole Dawkins; a son, Dustin Zagorski; his mother, Frances Jones; a sister, Terrie Stanker and husband Jim; three grandchildren, Dalton Dawkins, Kalyn Wood, Ashlynn Zagorski and many dear nieces, nephews and friends. 


Visitation and Services

 Visitation will be 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, October 23, 2017 at the Amos Family Funeral Home.  A Celebration of Ron’s life will follow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.


Memorial Contributions

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Kansas City Hospice House, 12000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145 or to Great Plains SPCA, 9800 W. 63rd Street, Merriam, KS 66203.



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Mac McDaniel and Jan Klein, Site Administrators

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10/21/17 07:12 AM #1    

Dennis "Mac" McDaniel

Learning of Ron’s passing was difficult, to completely understand and knowing that he’s no longer with us. I treasured Ronnie, the two of us go back along ways, all the way back to Kindergarten at Bluejacket Grade School, the AM class with Mrs. Earnshaw.    Throughout the years at Bluejacket the two of us were together in numerous classes.  Especially remember with the fondest memories of Ron in the 5th grade when we were only 11 years old in Mrs. Settle’s class, Ronnie and I were the best of buddy’s that could ever be, the best!  If I could think hard enough I can still remember him playing the drums in Mr. Tower’s band class and throughout junior high at Hocker Grove.  However, once we moved on to high school I lost touch with my longtime friend.  Ronnie, you were a very special person in my life as we grew up together in the classroom, the playground and beating out a beat in the band room.  I will always treasure the memories and our special friendship.  You will always be in my thoughts and prayers.  Wish to express my deepest condolences to Ron’s family and to all of his friends. 

In God we pray. Amen. 

10/22/17 07:35 AM #2    

Ronald Poplau

Our Cougar Family is smaller with the loss of Ron.  Nothing in life is to be feared but to be understood.  NW was for me a gaint family.  I realize this more and more as I am now 80 years of age.  Everyone for me is remembered as family.  I thank Ron and all the Cougars for enriching my life and also the world.  God bless you all.  Ron was a Cougar which means he was an outstanding individual.

Ronald W. Poplau

Social Science Instructor

10/23/17 10:42 AM #3    

Randy Stringer

 I think it was in my junior year hanging out at the Shawnee bowling alley just watching guys shoot pool and hanging around. I laughed and probably made some comment about a missed pool shot and suddenly Phil Silvers was ready to kick my ass. Ronnie stepped in and said leave him alone he’s a friend of mine, I have never forgotten that .He was always a fun loving and ornery person , my kinda friend  !!    Ronnie will be missed by many .   

10/24/17 10:07 AM #4    

David Chaffee

My memories of Ronnie are many. It would be futal to try to list all the good times we had growing up, but there were many. A big part of my heart is broken with the loss of Ronnie.

May you rest in peace my friend. 

08/28/19 08:46 AM #5    

Mark McAtee

Ronnie was always the the cool guy back in our greaser days of Hocker Grove Ronnie had this sway walk when he walked down the halls of Hocker. Those days at the bowling alley fun times

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