Trish Norquist-Jones

  • Born: May 4, 1951
  • Died: November 6, 2015
  • Location: Exline, Iowa

Lange Funeral Home & Crematory LLC

1900 South 18th Street
Centerville, IA 52544
Tel. (641) 856-2000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Trish Norquist-Jones, age 64 of Exline, Iowa, passed away Friday, November 06, 2015 at her home.

Trish was born on May 4, 1951 in Leon, Iowa, the middle child of J.B. Kelley and Valdene Clark. A sister of Mike and Dan, this beautiful red haired girl would begin her amazing journey of life! Raised in Centerville, Trish attended the Centerville School District, graduating from Centerville High School in 1969 (the height of the Vietnam War, and the Hippie Movement). She later attended Indian Hills Community College in Centerville, earning her associate's degree.

Growing up and loving life in this little corner of the world during this point in history, (Trish did attend Woodstock) she still knew there was so much more of this world to be seen and places on this Earth she needed to leave her footprints upon.

Trish soon joined the Department of Defense. It was here, working with the Army, she was able to travel the globe!

She is survived by her husband, Rich Jones of Exline, Iowa; two siblings, Mike (Patti) Kelley of Centerville, and Dan (Carol) Kelley of Kirksville, Missouri; along with several nieces and nephews; and in laws, Lori Ann Williams of Santa Cruz, California, and James Robert (Carol) Jones II of Santa Cruz, California.

Trish was preceded in death by her parents; maternal grandparents, Charlie and Edith Clark; and paternal grandparents, Finas (Crystal) Shaffer; Richard's parents, James R. and Francis Jones; a brother-in-law, Thomas Michael Jones.

There will be no scheduled services at this time. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory of Centerville, Iowa has been entrusted with caring for the Jones Family. Memorials have been established to The Humane Society of The United States and may be mailed to either P.O. Box 96930 Washington D.C. 20077-7229 or mailed to Lange Funeral Home 1900 South 18th Centerville, Iowa 52544. Online condolences may be shared at

Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry to Trish's passing, I know you will miss her, and I will miss our phone calls. She was a special person.

Posted by Norma Zucco - Centerville, IA - friend   November 09, 2015


Dear Family,
Patty was a special person. Our parents and families were friends and we had fun camping together as teenagers at Lake Wapello and Thousand Hills. Her bubbling personality , her warmth and her beauty were second to none in our CHS Class of '69. Even though we seldom met over recent years, when we did, 50 years seemed to melted away and it was like " only yesterday" once again.
I will miss you, dear Patti. My thoughts and prayers are with her husband and whole family at this time. God bless and comfort all of you.

Dianne McConville Ranes

Posted by Dianne McConville Ranes - Centerville, IA - friend   November 09, 2015

We are so sorry for your loss, Rich. Trish was a wonderful lady. She loved her tomatoes and veggies and we always enjoyed visiting with her each week at farmers markets. We will be thinking of you and your family.

Posted by Mike and Melanie Seals - Moravia, IA - friend   November 09, 2015

I'm sorry to hear of the loss of Trish. She helped teach me so much when I first started practicing law. Rich, my thoughts are with you and your family.

Amy (Penniston) Montgomery

Posted by Amy Montgomery - Centerville, IA - Former Co-Worker   November 09, 2015


Posted by Joyce Mitchell - Centerville, IA - friend   November 09, 2015


We both are so sorry for your loss...Trish will be missed so much..Such a wonderful friend she was and will always be in our hearts.

Posted by Tony and Lonnie Watts    November 09, 2015


Sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family.

Posted by nellie thomas - Centerville, IA - friend   November 08, 2015

Rich there are no words to say how soooo sorry we are for your loss. Just try to remember the love you to crazy, funny, loving people had for each other.

Posted by Deb & Doyle Case - centerville, IA - friends   November 08, 2015

At loss for words, Trish was one of the most delightful ,friendly and just a super person to sit and talk to. Brother Rich, my friend, I cannot begin to tell you how sorry my wife and I are for your tremendous loss, and the pain that are friend is now going through. God Bless you. Will miss you Trish.

Posted by Dale Foster - moulton, IA - Friend   November 08, 2015

I have no words Rich....Trish was simply the best!!!!!! Let your friends surround you!!!!!


Posted by Deb Worley - Centerville, IA - Friend   November 08, 2015

I am stunned and so sorry. Trish was a dear friend. I can't express my deepest sorrow for your loss Rich. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Deborah Hobart-Olson - La Plata, MO - Close Friend   November 08, 2015

I remember when I first saw Trish when we both moved back to Centerville. I was singing karaoke at the Wayne County fair. She walked up behind me & asked if I was Debbie Harris who went to Centerville High School. I didn't recognize her because she was so thin & had a dark tan. I looked into her eyes & I knew who she was. I said " Oh my God, Patty Watty!" (That's what I always called her in school.) She said she goes by Trish now. It took me a long time to get use to calling her Trish. Loved the trip to the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago with her. She's an animal lover like me. Although she was a bit more emotional about the animals than me. What a sad loss. She was a great gal. My prayers will be with you Rich. Just remember you have many friends to help you through this sad sad time. Love you.

Posted by Deb Harris - Centerville, IA - Friend   November 08, 2015

Trish was a an awesome lady. Will be missed. Love you and Rich both.

Posted by CASSIE PARRISH - Centerville, IA - Friend   November 07, 2015

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers for family and friends

Posted by margrit ballanger and mark Ballanger - Centerville, IA   November 07, 2015


Love you always my friend!!!!!

Posted by Steve (Thomas) and Tammie - centerville, IA - 52544   November 07, 2015


Rich, we are so sorry to hear about Trish. We have you all in our thoughts and prayers! Trish was such a loving, caring, and beautiful person, we are very glad we got to meet her and know her. We have great memories of her, may she rest in peace!

"There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they are gone their light remains."

Our sincere sympathy,
Rick, Shirley,
& family

Posted by Rick and Shirley Morlan - Centerville, IA - friend   November 07, 2015

So very sorry Rich. We are shocked at this news. Prayers are lifted up for Trish.

Posted by Mary Bennett - Centerville, IA - friend   November 07, 2015


Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Chrys and George Bailey - Mystic, IA - Friend   November 07, 2015