Nell O. Jones, 89

Accident Fund worker

November 10, 2007

Nell O. Jones, a retired State Accident Fund worker who enjoyed the theater, died of a stroke Tuesday at ManorCare Ruxton. The Roland Park resident was 89.

Born Nell Martin Orum in Cuthbert, Ga., she moved to Baltimore to attend Strayer Business College in 1937.

She later attended what was then Towson State Teachers College and briefly taught at the old St. Bernard's Parochial School in Waverly. From 1958 to her retirement in 1979 she was an administrative assistant at the old Maryland State Accident Fund.

Mrs. Jones was a volunteer at the St. David's Church Nearly New Shop and at Our Daily Bread.

A theatergoer, she subscribed to Center Stage and the Morris A. Mechanic theaters. She was a member of the Baltimore Museum of Art and Walters Art Museum. She also attended Orioles games and was a charter member of the Roland Park Pool.

In 1938, she married Joseph A. Stoll Jr., who died in 1955. In 1979, she married Paul J. Jones. He died last year.

A requiem Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. today at the Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, Mount Royal and Lafayette avenues, where she was a communicant.

Survivors include three sons, Joseph Stoll of Spring Valley, Calif., George Stoll of Los Angeles and John Stoll of Parkton; six daughters, Ellen Walsh of Fairport, N.Y., Leila Jenkins of Chesapeake, Va., Mary Spence of New York City, Nancy Stoll and Jane Stone, both of Baltimore, and Betsy Phillips of Burbank, Calif.; two stepsons, Michael Jones of Springfield, Va., and Robert Jones of Baltimore; a stepdaughter, Marilyn Jones of Broomall, Pa.; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Sally Howell, died in 1990. A stepson, Lawrence Jones, died in 2004.

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