Dorothy M. Jones-Switzer


Dorothy M. Jones-Switzer, 90, of Seymour passed away Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

Born March 28, 1927, in Columbus, she was the daughter of Earl Fluharty and Clara Risk Beveridge. On Oct. 20, 1944, she married Bob Jones, who preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 1999. On Jan. 4, 2003, she married Elwood Switzer, who also preceded her in death.

Dorothy was a loving mother and grandmother and was a former owner of Seymour Decorating Center, where she spent many years helping area residents decorate their homes and offices. She enjoyed painting with watercolor and often created scenes of Brown County. Brown County has been a place of special meaning throughout her life. Spending summers with her grandparents near Pike’s Peak was a lifetime memory and she later shared her love for that area with her own family, gathering mushrooms and persimmons and fishing from creeks and ponds.

She is survived by her son, Brian (Pat) Jones; a sister, Earlena Koster; five grandchildren, Amanda Hopping, Jacob Hopping, Erin (Adam) Brooks, Morgan (Joe) Hartwell and Ellen Jones; six great-grandchildren, Bode, Cole, and Brynna Brooks and Riley and Rhett Hartwell; and a sister-in-law, Pat Fluharty.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; a son, Steven Jones; a daughter, Barbara Leanne Jones; sister, Frances Leventzen; brother, Don Fluharty; and brother-in-law, Donald Koster.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Voss Chapel with the Rev. Jon Carlstrom officiating.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and after 9:30 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to the American Cancer Society or donor’s choice of charity.