James H. “Mouse” Jones (1931 — 2019)

James H. “Mouse” Jones

(1931 — 2019)

James H. “Mouse” Jones, 87, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, at Hillside Country Living, Bryan, Ohio.

Jim was born on Sept. 12, 1931, in Kendallville, Indiana, the son of the late Paul Leon Jones and Helen (Rogoza) Hursey.

Mouse was a 1951 graduate of Hicksville High School. He was quite the basketball player in high school and Defiance College and was an avid sports fan. His favorite teams were Ohio State and Notre Dame.

Jim married Margaret Slaughter Gerhardt on Nov. 8, 1986.

He served in the U.S. Army in Germany for most of his tour, from Sept. 10, 1952, to Sept. 10, 1954, and in the reserves until Sept. 10, 1960.

Mouse was employed at various places before he became employed by the U.S. Post Office from 1972 until retirement in 1992. After retirement, he was self employed by the post office for six years. He was also employed by McDonald’s for eight years.

Mouse was a member of the St. Michael Catholic Church, Hicksville, the American Legion, VFW and Hicksville Eagles.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret; his daughters, Jodie (Dave) Flanary, Stacy (Dick) McGrew, Kris Carson, Lisa Jones; a son, Kenny (Theresa) Charles; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Bill Bricker.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Paul; a sister, Susie; a daughter, Debbie; a son, Mike; and a grandson, Abraham Gerhardt Lengacher.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Hicksville, with Father Dan Borgelt officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 1-5 p.m. at Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville.

Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery, Hicksville.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Crippled Children and Adults Society.

Online condolences may be shared at www.smithbrownfuneralhome.com.

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