Log In

Frances Ann Jones Edit Profile


Frances Ann Jones, American writer. Recipient First Lady's award State of Alaska, 1977, President's award Adult and Continuing Education Association, 1980, Citation for Advancement Adult Education, United States Department Education, 1989; grantee Missouri Council Arts, 1983, 84.


Jones, Frances Ann was born on October 14, 1927 in Carthage, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Charles Samuel and Mary Ada (Frerer) Fullerton.


Graduated from the high school, Carthage, Missouri.


Teacher, Jasper County, Missouri, 1945-1947;director literacy program, Anchorage Literature Project, 1974-1979;consultant, American Heart Association, Joplin, Missouri, 1980;director, American Red Cross, Carthage, Missouri, 1983;freelance writer, since 1980;literacy writer, since 1975;editor, New Missouri Reader, Laubach Literacy Action, Carthage, since 1989. Board directors Anchorage Literacy Project, 1974-1979, Area Adult Basic Education, Granby, Missouri, 1989-1991. Member of national certification committee Laubach Literacy Action, Syracuse, New York, 1984-1987.


Director State Adult Education Conference, Anchorage, 1978, Poetry Retreat, Ginger Blue, Missouri, 1983, Writers' Retreat, Roaring River, Missouri, 1984. Member Laubach Literacy Action, Ozarks Writers League, Ozark Writers and Artists Guild (president 1991), Carthage Writers Guild.


Married Louis Burton Jones, November 29, 1946. Children: Emily Barth, Janey Minkler, Lois Buckalew, Alice Herdina, Logan Jones.

Charles Samuel Fullerton

Mary Ada (Frerer) Fullerton

Louis Burton Jones

Emily Barth Jones

Janey Minkler Jones

Lois Buckalew Jones

Alice Herdina Jones

Logan Jones