Matilda C. “Mutt” Jones, 83 of Niles, passed away at her home surrounded by family. Mutt was born in
Niles on October 25, 1936 to the late William and Emma (Wesner) Schlutt. She is preceded in death by
her parents and her brothers; Elvin, Louis, Nelson, Edward and Carl Schlutt and her sisters, Shirley
Rundborg and Doris Freehling.
Mutt married Walter L. “WL or Dub” Jones on September 7, 1957 in Baroda. They recently celebrated 63
years of marriage. Mutt is survived by her husband, WL and their children; Debra (Brian) Floor of Niles
and Jeff (Jane) Jones of Lawton, MI. Grandchildren; Cody (Brittany) Floor, Devon Floor, Emma and Ethan
Jones as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Mutt worked at Clark Equipment Co. for 42 years and retired as a Payroll Supervisor. After retirement,
she worked part time for Marshall Fields for several years. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran
Church and took on many roles and positions through the years as a senior member of the congregation.
Mutt felt it was important to give back to the community and was involved with the Lunch Bunch
Program at the Salvation Army and Trinity Lunch at Trinity Episcipal Church. Mutt also enjoyed being and
staying active. She golfed and bowled on leagues for over 30 years. More recently was very active in the
shuffleboard league at their Florida home where they loved to spend the Winter. She loved to dance,
play cards, and play Mahjong.
Family and Holiday traditions were very important to Mutt. She loved the holidays and getting together
with family and friends. Christmas Eve was always celebrated at their house with all her children and
grandchildren. She was an exceptional cook, her potato salad, spaghetti salad and pot roast were
legendary, and when visitors stopped in while in Florida, she would bake Lemon Meringue pie from
scratch using the fresh lemons they grew at their Florida home.
Mutt knew what was really important, and her faith, family and friends were things she held most dear.
In keeping with Mutt’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of life will be held on Friday,
October 16, 2020 at Hope Community Church. Visitation from 10:00am-12:00pm, Celebration of Life
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