In Memoriam: Lelia Jane Jones

Lelia Jane Jones

Lelia Jane Jones (nee Fitch) passed away peacefully in the comfort of her own home in Sun Lakes, Arizona on February 2, 2017. She was the mother of former CFSA Board member Bill Jones of Tiedemann-Bevs Industries.

Born on January 3, 1934 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Jane was raised by her father and grew up alongside her sister in the Fitch Bros. Funeral Home, a family-owned funeral home in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Despite being perfectly content with her nose in a book or doing a crossword puzzle, to say Jane’s life was lacking excitement would be far from the truth. She devoted many years to working for Phi Beta Psi, but it was Jane’s work as a grandmother that can likely be considered her most rewarding. She very much enjoyed having shared interest with her family. She also loved teaching them to enjoy some of her own interests! She leaves her family with a lifetime of values of which they can strive daily to honor.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at the Apache Wells Community Church in Mesa, Arizona. The family suggests contributions be made in memory of Jane to the Phi Beta Psi Sorority, c/o Jenny Mefford, National Treasurer, 5905 Old Cedar Court, Prospect, Kentucky 40059. Online condolences may be left for the family at

The CFSA officers, board of directors, and staff extend their sincerest condolences to the Jones family.