Shelley Roberts Jones of West Grove

Shelley Roberts Jones, 83, of West Grove, died Thursday, Jan. 7, at the Jennersville Hospital. She was the loving wife of Donald Raymond Jones, with whom she shared 43 years of marriage.

Shelley Roberts Jones

Born in 1937 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth S. Roberts and the late Grace Chardy Roberts.

At the age of 13, Shelley and her family returned to Pennsylvania moving from West Chester to Kennett Square.

She married Richard W. Taylor in 1957 and eventually settled in Kennett Square and having two children. She was very active in the Kennett Square community and was a member of the United States Tennis Association as a coach and ranked player.

After her divorce in 1978, she moved to Raleigh, N.C. In 1979 she married Donald R. Jones. They lived in Wilmington, and then they moved to Pocopson Township.

In 1994 Don and Shelley moved to Nokomis, Fla. to enjoy the warm climate and be the go-to person for dog watching in the neighborhood. They returned to West Grove, in 2017 residing at Jenner’s Pond..

In addition to her husband Donald, she is survived by her two children, Bryan Taylor and his wife Diana of York, Stacy Botkin of Landenberg, and Don’s three children, Judith (Jones) Harlin and her husband James of Berlin, Md., Cynthia Jones-Taddei and her husband Leonard of Newark, and Douglas Jones and his wife Karen of Milton, Fla., two brothers, Kenneth Roberts of Kennett Square, and Henry “Rique” Roberts of West Chester, 12 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Due to pandemic restrictions services will be private.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Brandywine Valley SPCA using the link, or by calling 610-482-4289 to donate

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

Arrangements by the Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove, West Grove.

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