A FORMER librarian of East Cowes, and active member of the community, Jeannette Jones, has died aged 89.

Mrs Jones moved from Wales to East Cowes in 1956, when her husband, Roy, came to work at Saunders-Roe.

She supported his involvement with rugby, making endless 'pie and beans' meals after rugby matches, and welcoming Saunders-Roe, and British Hovercraft Corporation apprentices into their home.

Mrs Jones was a qualified teacher who worked at a children's playgroup, before working in East Cowes library from 1970, until she retired.

Mrs Jones became well-known for her themed window displays at the library, and for storytime with children from Grange Road Primary School.

Brownies will remember Mrs Jones as Brown Owl, a role she took seriously, producing multiple carnival wins with the brownie pack floats.

Mrs Jones was a keen golfer, and enjoyed her stint as Lady Captain, at Osborne Golf Club.

Mrs Jones was a member of the IW Society and East Cowes Heritage, and Mothers' Union, and would decorate a window at St James' Church to reflect the church calendar.

She gave guided tours at St Mildred's Church, Whippinghamh, was invited to speak at functions, and chaired the East Cowes NSPCC committee.

Many coffee mornings, shop openings and Christmas craft items later, Mrs Jones retired from all her fundraising work when illness hampered her efforts — but never her enthusiasm.

Jeannette is survived by her daughter, grandson and two great grandchildren.

A funeral service was held at St James Church, East Cowes, on Tuesday (July 23).