SHARON, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Barbara A. Jones, 91, formerly of 76 White Avenue, Sharon, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2022, in Hermitage Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Mrs. Jones was born May 5, 1931 in Sharon, a daughter of the late Albert and Isabel (Patterson) Biganaisse.

She was a 1949 graduate of Sharon High School.

Barb was a devoted homemaker and caretaker of her handicapped daughter. She did work as a secretary at the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp., the Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi and retired in 1996 from the former Temple Beth Israel, Sharon.

Barb was of the Catholic faith.

Due to her daughter’s disability, she learned the art of sign language. She enjoyed teaching others how to sign and would assist Sharon Regional Medical Center to interpret for the hearing impaired. She bowled in a league at the former Hickory Bowl during the 1970s.

She is survived by her husband, Robert F. Jones, whom she married May 4, 1962; a daughter, Melissa Jones, of Monroeville, Pennsylvania; two sons, Jeffrey Jones and his wife, Marci, Salem, Ohio and Timothy Jones of Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania; five grandchildren, Todd Jones, Kristen Jones Means and Devin, Kelly and Lynda Jones; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to The ARC of Mercer County, 850 North Hermitage Road, Hermitage, PA 16148.

Barb’s family would also like to thank the staff of Hermitage Nursing and Rehabilitation for the exceptional care and attention given to their mother.

There are no services.

Arrangements entrusted to J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 East State Street, Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

A television tribute will air Thursday, August 25 at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. on WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.