Ceolah Jones

Ceolah Kay (Drake) Jones, 72, of Winfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at her home.

Graveside services are 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery in Winfield. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Shelley Family Funeral Home of Winfield.

Memorial contributions in Ceolah’s name can be made to the Family Worship Center of Baton Rouge. Contributions can be left in care of the funeral home. 

Ceolah was born in Oct. 28, 1946, in Iola, the daughter of Delbert W. Drake and Edith Elaine “Molly” (Yockey) Drake. She graduated from high school in Humboldt in 1964, and received her licensed practical nurse degree from PSW School of Nursing in Wichita. Ceolah was an LPN for over 40 years. She worked at Cumbernauld Village until 2009, and from 2009 to 2016 she worked at the Joy Home in Oxford, from which she retired. She and Lee Tate Jones married in Newton on July 23, 1973. He preceded her in death in 2016. Ceolah enjoyed crocheting, reading epic fantasy books, supporting Jimmy Swaggert Ministries, fishing and looking for new fishing holes, and driving anywhere and everywhere.

Ceolah was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lee Jones; son, Mark Colston; and brothe,r Dale Drake.

She is survived by her son, Troy A. Colston, of Kennesaw, Ga., and daughter, Edith “Missy” Long and husband, Jarrod, of Winfield; grandchildren: Elaine Sexton, James Sexton, Jeremy Colston, Joshua Colston, Gary Colston, Levi Colston, Ceolah Colston, Christopher Colston and Brandon Colston; and 19 great-grandchildren.