In memory of

Joseph Darwin Jones

February 21, 1931 - September 12, 2019
From: Lytton, IA
Joseph Darwin Jones

Joseph Darwin Jones

Born: February 21, 1931
Died: September 12, 2019
Age: 88
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  Joseph Darwin Jones, age 88 of Lytton, IA, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Park View Rehabilitation Center in Sac City.  Darwin was born on February 21, 1931, on a farm near Lytton to parents Charlie and Hilda Jones.  He was the brother to Dean (Edna), Tom (Dianne), Wilma (Don) and Doris (Jim).  Darwin received his schooling at the Lytton Public School, graduating in 1948. 

  In 1951, Darwin was united in marriage to Myra Haradon, a local school teacher.  He then spent the next two years in the Marine Corp. and when he returned home, he began farming.  Two children were added to the new family, Dave (Gloria) who live in Georgia and Beth (Jeff) who live in Lytton. 

  When Darwin and Myra married, they made a list of things they wanted to do during their life together.  Almost all the list was accomplished.  One major accomplishment was hosting Kris Latamaki, from Finland, for one year.  She became a loved member of the family.  Over the years, three grandchildren: Elaina, Misti and Michael, six great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren were added to the family. 

   Darwin lived a rewarding life.  Besides farming, he worked at the Co Op Elevator and when he completely retired, he began making furniture.  Many homes in Lytton have samples of his wood working skills.  Dar was lucky to have eight summers working and living on Mackinac Island in Michigan.  He was in charge of four Friesian Horses and all the additional gear that went along with them.  Many times, he made statements saying he wished he had started this job sooner in his life.  To him, these summers were a dream come true.  We now miss him and feel we had the opportunity to spend many years with one of the finest men God made.


“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. 
Unseen, unheard but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.”


Your loving family,
Myra, Dave, Gloria, Beth, Jeff, Elaina, Misti, Michael and all the great-grands. 


There will be no services at this time.


Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 8:53 AM
“Myra, so sorry to learn of Darwin's passing. My condolences to you and your family. ”
- Marilyn Woodke Lewis
Friday, September 20, 2019 at 11:10 AM
“Mrs. Jones and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Jennifer Roose
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 1:48 PM
“Aunt Myra, Beth, Jeff, Dave & Gloria we have so many wonderful memories of uncle Darwin! You are all in our thoughts and prayers! We love you more than you will ever know! Hugs to You.all!”
- Paula & Gary Jensen
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 1:48 PM
“I will truly miss you Uncle Darwin. You were such a kind hearted person who I enjoyed getting to spend time with the past few years. You were BLESSED with such talent when it comes to woodworking and knowing all about farming. I know you & my Dad are going to be busy in Heaven making all kinds of things. I also want my Aunt Myra to know I'm praying for you and Love you very much! Love, Teresa”
- Teresa Haradon
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 4:19 PM
“Myra & family we are so sorry to hear of Darwin's death. He was such a kind and friendly guy. He always loved to take time to visit. Prayers and Blessings to your family.”
- Bill & Fran Lawson
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 4:08 PM
“What a great man. I remember working with Darwin putting up many bales of hay at Myra and Darwin's place and also Charlie and Hilda's place. The entire family got involved and worked hard. Darwin also showed a lot of talent in his woodworking. All of the Jones boys always made you feel welcome with their big smiles and greetings. My thoughts and prayers are with Myra and the family. Know that we are always here for you.”
- Ken Krohn
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 11:18 AM
“Such a gentle & kind man. You will be missed. Sympathies to the family.”
- JoAnn & Jeff Ellerbrock
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 11:18 AM
“Hugs and prayers to you all!💓”
- Tim and Sharon Glasnapp
Monday, September 16, 2019 at 11:52 AM
“So sad to hear of Darwin's passing! I remember him holding hands with Myra at Living History Farms in the late 1980's. The whole day he was being such a gentleman, that we Jr. High school girls were most impressed & wanted to grow up & marry someone like him! RIP & God Bless”
- Jenna Fields
Monday, September 16, 2019 at 11:52 AM
“Thinking of you Myra, Beth and families with much love. Remembering all the wonderful times we had together in your home when you and Darwin entertained all your friends and neighbors. Roger and Marlene”
- Marlene glasnapp
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