April 17, 1916 - May 24, 2021
Ione Jones Humphrey was born April 17, 1916 in Minnesota the daughter of the late Ray and Mabel Risting Jones. She was united in marriage to T. N. Humphrey on June 20, 1936. Dr. Humphrey preceded her in death on June 22, 2003, following 67 years of marriage. Mrs. Humphrey graduated from Sandwich High School in Illinois. She earned her Licensed Practical Nurse certification from Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago, and practiced with her husband, Dr. T. N. "Bud" Humphrey at the Humphrey Clinic in Selmer. In the early days of their practice there were many unpaved roads in the county. When a baby was about to be born, the Humphrey's would travel to the home, often by mules, and stay with the family until the baby was delivered. The Humphrey's were devoted providers of medical care to the people of McNairy County for many years. Playing golf, watching basketball, following University of Tennessee sports, reading, sewing, and spending time with her family were Mrs. Humphrey's favorite activities. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Selmer, Stephen Foster Music Club, Junior Civic League, American Legion Auxiliary, McNairy County Historical Society, and served as a "Pink Lady" volunteer with the McNairy County General Hospital Auxiliary. Mrs. Humphrey departed this life on May 24, 2021 in Selmer, Tennessee at the age of 105 Years, 1 Month, 7 Days. She is survived by two daughters, Ruth Neal Teague and Mary Jo Holmes and husband Farris, all of Selmer, TN; three grandchildren: Amy (Holmes) Whitten and husband Chris of Selmer, TN, Chris Teague and wife Karen of Bethel Springs, TN, and Angie (Holmes) King and fiancée Eric of Selmer, TN; seven great-grandchildren: Blake Teague and wife Sarah of Selmer, TN, Christopher Whitten and wife Adrianne of Ramer, TN, Nick Teague of Jackson, TN, Addison Donahoe and husband Jared of Selmer, TN, Garrett King of Michie, TN, Chaseton Whitten of Selmer, TN, and Makayla King of Selmer, TN; four great-great-grandchildren: Laken Whitten, London Whitten, Greyson Teague, and Thomas Teague; a sister-in-law, Maryann Ford Jones of Maryland; and many extended family and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Humphrey was preceded in death by a grandchild, Jimmy Teague; a sister, Donna Swanquist; a brother, Richard Jones; and a son-in-law, Jerry Teague. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Selmer or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Ione Jones Humphrey was born April 17, 1916 in Minnesota the daughter of the late Ray and Mabel Risting Jones. She was united in marriage to T. N. Humphrey on June 20, 1936. Dr. Humphrey preceded her in death on June 22, 2003, following 67... View Obituary & Service Information
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