It is with unbelievable sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved daughter, Victoria Frances Jones.
Victoria was 16 years old and attended Ozark High School. She was a straight A student and a member of the National Honor Society, with dreams of attending an Ivy League college, majoring in Chemical Engineering. Victoria always gave everything she did her best effort, and would settle for nothing less. She was a hardworking and dedicated employee at Braum’s in Ozark for 2 years, mowed yards during the summer on weekends, donated her time and muscle at a farm, all while carrying a heavy course load at school.
Softball was her life as she started playing at 6 years old and loved the sport. Known as “Vic” to her teammates, she played 3rd base for School and Summer Ball. Her family loved watching Victoria play and grow up on the softball field, learning what it meant to be a team player and to help others. She was a “rockstar” on the field, competitive and dedicated, always giving 110% to her team. She had a huge heart and even heard of a child who needed help purchasing a bat and glove and donated her own money to make this kid’s dream come true.
Victoria was just 14 years old when she found and purchased her first car, an old broken down “Vintage” 1986 Ford Bronco II. She and her father, David, lovingly refurbished and repaired this car by her 16th birthday and she drove it with pride. She painstakingly added details that only Victoria would think of, like LED lights in the ceiling of the night sky constellations.
Not only was Victoria a great student, beautiful, a star athlete, able to repair a car, but she also sang in the choir, making the All-District choir and Honors choir at Ozark High School. She loved her dogs, especially her pup Rosie Jo, and hanging out with her friends and her family.
Victoria was born December 30, 2005 in Columbus, Ohio, but grew up in Aurora, Colorado. Her family moved to Ozark, Missouri when she was in 5th grade in 2017. Victoria is survived by her adoring parents, Wendie and David Jones; loving siblings; Nicholas, Sydney, and Noah, her twin brother. Grandparents Wally and Kaye of Florida; Uncle Butch and Leslie of Kentucky; Uncle Chris and Mandie of Colorado; Aunt Amy and Rick of Florida; Aunt Carol of Kentucky; Aunt Karen of Indiana; Aunt Emily of Indiana; and many, many cousins.
The family will have a private viewing, but they extend an invitation to all to a “Celebration of Life” for Victoria at the Ozark High School Softball Field from 2:00 to 4:00 pm Sunday September 11, 2022. Arrangements are under the care of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri, Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com.