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Brian Jones

September 22, 1964 ~ July 31, 2023 (age 58) 58 Years Old


Brian Jones - age 58 of Lathrop, MO passed away Monday, July 31, 2023, at Liberty Hospital in Liberty, MO. Brian was born on September 22, 1964, the son of Donald and Janis (Rogers) Jones in Milan, MO. He grew up on a farm in rural Lathrop and attended Mirabile Elementary School. He was a 1982 graduate of Lathrop High School. Brian married Melessia Lee on September 30th, 1989 at the First Baptist Church in Kearney. He began a passion for helping others as a volunteer firefighter for the Lathrop Fire Department where he became an EMT and worked for Tri-County Ambulance and later obtained an Associates Degree in nursing from Penn Valley Community College. He began his nursing career in the emergency room to eventually becoming the Employee Health Nurse at Liberty Hospital where he made a lasting impact. He also worked for Cerner and Lake City Army Ammunition Plant as an occupational nurse. He was a loving, kind man that loved to help people and he knew the medical field was where he belonged. Brian was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed camping and the outdoors. Brian will be dearly missed by his family and friends. 

Brian was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Melessia, of the home; children, Tyler Jones of Hutchinson, KS and Lindsey Jones of Lathrop, MO; siblings, Martin Jones (Teresa Richards) of Lathrop, MO and Robin Ecton of Lathrop, MO; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other extended family members also survive.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Luke's Cancer Institute in care of the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, August 7, 2023, at Lathrop United Methodist Church in Lathrop. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Sunday, the evening prior at Stith Funeral Home in Lathrop. Friends may call after 1:00 PM, Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Lathrop Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home in Lathrop (816) 740-4658. Online guestbook at 

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August 6, 2023

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Stith Funeral Home-Lathrop
901 Clinton St
Lathrop, MO 64465

August 6, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Stith Funeral Home-Lathrop
901 Clinton St
Lathrop, MO 64465

Funeral Service
August 7, 2023

10:00 AM
Lathrop United Methodist Church
405 Center St
Lathrop, MO 64465


Lathrop Cemetery
Between Oak and Clinton Streets
Lathrop, MO 64465


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