Michelle Ann Jones, 66, passed away February 22, ending her fight with cancer.
She was born January 11, 1953 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to David and Maryanne (Epperson) Cordes.
She was a 1971 graduate of Concordia Lutheran High School, and attended Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing, obtaining her license as an LPN.
In 1983, Michelle moved to Morgantown, Indiana and soon after worked at Henderson's Nursing Home. Later, she became the Executive Administrator of a land development company, Critter Ridge, and oversaw the building of Trafalgar Square.
In 1993, she opened her children’s antiques shop called "Out of the Woods", (a name she reused from her furniture stripping business, because she had an excess of those cards.) As "Out of the Woods" grew in notoriety through antique magazines around the country, it also grew in Morgantown, becoming a town staple until its sale in 2004.
Michelle served as the president of the Morgantown Merchant's Association from 1998 - 2003, which included organizing and presiding over the town's "Vawter Days" festivals.
She enjoyed washing dishes by hand, antiquing, margaritas, and soaking in the sunshine while sitting on her deck with a good book.
Michelle loved Jesus, her family, her dog “Chubbley”, and her little log cabin home.
She is preceded in death by her father, David H. Cordes; brother, John Cordes; sister, Melisa Ratliff.
She is survived by her husband, John E. Jones; daughter Katrina J. (Timothy) Allen; son Mark F. Waldron II; mother Maryanne Cordes; two sisters, Katrina Rogier and Wilhemina Leeuw; and three grandchildren, Nathaniel Bishop, Jax Bishop, and Madigaen.
Memorial Services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the following:
Crescent Advance Christian Ministries
Community Health Foundation
Attn: Genetic Testing Fund
7330 Shadeland Station
Indianapolis, IN 46256