Edna H. Jones, 73, formerly of Flourtown, a retired magazine and book editor, died Feb. 15 of lung cancer at Cathedral Village in Andorra, where she had been living for the past year.
Ms. Jones retired in 1987 from the Chilton publishing company in Radnor after serving for 26 years in various editorial positions – from editorial assistant to manager of editing and design. As managing editor she oversaw the production of 50 books a year and a $3 million budget.
Earlier she had been an assistant editor at Ware Bros. publishing firm in Philadelphia.
In retirement, Ms. Jones was a tutor in the adult literacy program at the Ambler Area YMCA and a children’s reading tutor in the Jenkintown office of A+ Test Prep & Tutoring.
She was a board member of the Springfield Township Historical Society in Montgomery County and a captain of the Flourtown Town Watch.
A member of the Unitarian Society of Germantown since 2003, she was a member of its board of trustees, chair of its administrative committee, and editor of its monthly newsletter, for which she earned its congregational award in 2008.
Born in Hazleton, she was a graduate of Hazleton High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Dickinson College.
A memorial service was held March 2 at the Unitarian Society of Germantown. – WF