PRESQUE ISLE – Irma H. (Grant) Jones, 82, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006. She was born Nov. 15, 1923, on the Gray Road, River de Chute Easton, in the house her father built. She was the second daughter of Walter and Nettie (Bulmer) Grant. She was the third child of a family of 11; seven boys and four girls. It was heaven; she had something special with the most wonderful parents in the world. She had long banana curls, which her mother curled every morning before school. Her first and the best teacher a girl could ever have was Mamie (Morrison) Ladner at the Ladner School. Mrs. Ladner made her the May Day Queen because of her long curls and cute smile and also the teachers pet. Her mother made her a blue crepe paper dress with a bonnet to match. They put her in a decorated potato barrel and Eugene Beaulieu picked her out of the barrel which they had turned over and he placed her on top of it. There were colored streamers from the ceiling and all the children danced around her. It was a site to see as well as the most wonderful day of her life. She had one special friend, Olivia Gray, and they were together all the time. Her brother, Wallace, used to call her Sheba and Irma carried that name throughout her entire life. Irma used Sheba as her handle, as well as having Sheba as her license plate. Irma’s father took a job closer to Easton and she started the seventh grade at a new school though she still walked there. She graduated from the eighth grade, and then high school, with honors in 1941. She went to the Presque Isle Air Base to work until it closed and then she worked at Taterstate, Birdseye, Potato Service and Vahlsing until it closed. She then went to work at the Presque Isle Nursing Home in the housekeeping department. There she met the love of her life through a dear friend, Annis Jackson. Irma met LeRoy Jones Feb. 9, 1978, and they were married June 10, 1978. She was married in white and in the month of June, which is what she always wanted. Irma still continued to work at the nursing home and would drive everyday from Monticello to Presque Isle, until they moved their trailer to Presque Isle in 1979. On May 10, 1989, she and LeRoy bought two beautiful lots out to Parkhurst Siding and moved everything out there. Irma worked almost 10 years at the nursing home before retiring in 1982. They then joined the Carson Siding Pentecostal Church, Woodland and she was baptized Aug. 21, 1996, by Pastor Brenda Farley. Irma loved to fish; she and LeRoy used to love to pack a lunch and go to Hansen Lake and stay all day. She was a lifetime member of the Happy Days Club of Easton. She is survived by her loving husband and soul mate of 28 years, LeRoy Jones; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Jones Martin of Bay Shore, N.Y.; a sister, Rachel Edwards of Manchester, Conn., and her daughters, Carolyn and Gloria; a brother, Dale and his wife, Gloria and their children, Carla and Allen, of Minden, Nev.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Vincent Grant and her son, Terry and his wife, Kim and their children, Devin and Meg, of Presque Isle; a brother, Gaylon and his daughter, Terry, of Presque Isle; special nephews, Terry Grant, Bryan Bolster of Goldsboro, N.C., and Hugh Turner of Easton; two special nieces, Marjorie Grant of Van Buren, Kimberly Patterson of Caribou; and many more special nieces and nephews; also special luncheon friends, Beulah, Armand, Ann, Richard, Beryl, Margaret and Bertha. They used to call her the “poem lady” because she wrote more than a hundred poems and had two of them published. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a baby sister, Ruby Fern; a baby brother, Lorn Beverly; grandparents, George and Harriet (Bishop) Bulmer; five brothers, Thearn, Wallace, Athill, Wayne, Vincent; two sisters, Fannie Bolster, Avis Hammons; and a nephew, Thearn Charles Grant II. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. John Palmer officiating. Interment will take place at Marshall Cemetery, Westfield, after the service. Those who wish may make donations to the charity of their choice. Arrangements in care of Duncan-Graves Funeral Home.