Ruth E. Jones

WINDSOR – Ruth E. Jones, 92, of Windsor, died Friday June 3, 2022, at the Alfond Center for Health in Augusta. She was born in Gardiner on Dec. 29, 1929, the daughter of Earl and Rose (Goodwin) Drisko. She graduated from Gardiner High School in 1948.

After working for Gardiner Shoe Company for several years she went on the attend Central Beauty School. Upon graduation she opened the Cut and Curl beauty salon in Farmingdale. She ended her working career 20 years of service.

Ruth was a talented seamstress who enjoyed working on projects for friends and family.

Always active she was a member of NARFE, Whitefield Lions, Stitch and Chat, Young at Heart Senior Citizens, and the Windsor Ladies Aid.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Harry Stonier Jr. and George E. Jones III; son David Stonier, daughter Kathy Bryant; sister Thelma Boudway, brothers Bert and Kenneth Drisko; stepsons Gary and Dana Jones; and her best friend Eva Donnell.

She is survived by stepchildren Judith Crosby of Camden, and Gregory (Julie) Jones of Boston, daughters-in-law Sandra Jones of Chelsea and Margaret Jones of Raymond; nephews Dennis and Frank Boudway of San Diego and niece Tamara Girsch of El Cajon, Calif.

She will be missed by dear friends Gordon and Susan Smith, Joseph and Carolyn Greenwood and Wayne and Liz Trask.

A lifelong lover of white cats, Ruth owned several and leaves behind her companion, Robin.

Ruth was a member of the Winter Street Baptist Church in Gardiner for 83 years, and a memorial service will be held there on Monday, June 27, 2022, at 11 a.m., with burial to follow at the Maine Avenue Cemetery, in Farmingdale.

Arrangements are entrusted with Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, Maine. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website,

In lieu of flowers,

donations may be made

in her memory to :

Winter Street Baptist Church or:

The Kennebec Valley Humane Society

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