August 29, 2018
Mass of Christian Burial for Annette Jones, 52, of Ipswich, was at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, in Ipswich, with Father Russell Homic serving as Celebrant. Burial followed at Ipswich City Cemetery.
Annette Marita Hammrich was born January 22, 1966, in Ipswich to Clarence and Darlene (Scholand) Hammrich. She attended Holy Cross Catholic School until sixth grade, then joining Ipswich Public School and graduating with the Class of 1984.
Annette was united in marriage to Morris Jones on June 28, 1997, in Ipswich, South Dakota. They were then blessed with the birth of their daughter, Shaunay, on December 3, 1999.
Annette began her job careers straight out of high school, working at the Colonial Manor, Ampride, and the last 10 years with Edmunds County as a clerk/secretary in the Director of Equalization office.
Annette enjoyed gardening, planting flowers, playing cards, attending sporting events, and going to casinos. Every few years, she and her husband would join friends and family on couples vacations.
When diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, Annette's outlook on life never changed. She faced each battle with a positive attitude and never gave up, determined to gain the title "survivor". Her immense strength and determination is what it took to see her daughter, Shaunay graduate from high school in May of 2018 as valedictorian.
Annette gained her angel wings on Monday, August 20, 2018 at Avera St. Luke's Hospital surrounded by her family and friends.
Thankful for having shared in her life are her husband, Morris; daughter, Shaunay; father, Clarence and step-mother Judy of Ipswich; sisters, Debbie (Marti) Rathert of Aberdeen, Renae (Gordie) Gauer of Wetonka, Shelly Hammrich of Mina, Jody (Brandon) Sheriff of Sioux Falls, and Kara Hammrich of Aberdeen; brothers, Jason (Brenda) Hammrich of Aberdeen, Kevin Hammrich of Hawthorne, N.J.; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Annette was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Carl and Amelia Hammrich; maternal grandparents, William and Myrah Scholand; mother, Darlene; and sister, Jana.
Funeral arrangements with Gramm Funeral Home of Ipswich. Online obitiuary at grammfuneralhome.com .