Alva Susan Jones, 67, died at her home on November 28, 2022, with loving friends by her side. Susan was born in Waynesville, Missouri, on April 24, 1955, to James Robert “Bob” and Alva Shouse Jones, both deceased.

She grew up in southern Boone County, graduating from the Ashland school system and then the University of Missouri.

Susan worked in various departments at the University of Missouri, most recently in the Department of Psychological Sciences.  She retired in 2017 after 39 years at MU.  She enjoyed retirement before becoming ill with cancer in 2021.

Susan had a great sense of humor.  She had a life-long love of books and owned a large diverse collection.  She especially enjoyed shopping.  Her friends believe that when she got to the Pearly Gates, she asked for a few minutes in the gift shop first.  She will be dearly missed by her beloved cat Sophie and a small group of close friends.  She is survived by some cousins.

Susan requested no services.  Friends will have a private celebration of her life at a later date.

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