I was born in Carroll ,IA, March 3 ,1956, oldest of 6 children born to Paul & Jane (deceased) Wessling. We moved to Cass County in January 1964. Dad farmed, raised cattle & pigs. Mom gardened and canned & froze many vegetables. I was an active 4-H member, showing Angus calves at the County Fair. Graduated from Anita High School in 1974, married David John Jones in November 1975, and was confirmed into the Lutheran Faith April 1982.