Remembering Dennis Jones

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Dennis Jones

Variety St. Louis mourns the passing of Dennis Jones, the founder of Jones Pharma, Inc.

Mr. Jones was well-known for his philanthropy; he and his wife, Judy, were the key donors behind the Variety Wonderland Playground, a half-acre, state-of-the-art playground specifically designed for all children — able-bodied and those with disabilities — and a tremendously popular Forest Park attraction since 2005.

Mr. Jones' support of Variety went way beyond the playground, though, and for his long-time support he was recognized with Variety's Man of the Year Award in 2004.

On behalf of all Variety kids and their families, the staff of Variety the Children's Charity of St. Louis extends their deepest sympathies to Judy and the entire Jones family.