CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The elderly Pinch woman who was brutally beaten, robbed and left for dead last February has died.
Ramona Jones, 75, of Pinch, died Friday, according to her obituary. A breast cancer survivor, Jones was an avid reader and had a keen interest in genealogy. She was a member of the West Virginia Genealogical Society.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Buddy, and her two children David and Shelley, according to her obituary. The family did not wish to comment.
Jones' health declined after she was brutally attacked in her home in a February 2013 home invasion.
The culprits, Aaron Chapman and Casey Givens, both 22, admitted in their guilty pleas that they robbed Jones for drug money. Chapman lived near Jones and Frank Mace, another neighbor the pair tried to rob.
They took Jones' purse and pushed her down onto the floor and kicked and beat her. Assistant Prosecutor Dan Holstein said during court proceedings that Jones sustained broken ribs, collapsed lungs, a broken clavicle, bruises and hemorrhaging in her head.
Family members found her hours later lying unresponsive on the floor. Her son, David, told the court during Givens' sentencing that she'd stopped breathing twice while in the hospital.
The beating left her confined to a wheelchair and she had to be fed through a tube in her stomach, Jones' family told Kanawha Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey in December during Givens' sentencing hearing.
Givens was sentenced to 76 to 84 years in prison, while Chapman was sentenced to 84 to 100 years in prison. Both men are incarcerated at Mount Olive Corrections Center in Fayette County.
Jones' funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Big Chimney Baptist Church with Pastors Dan Forwood and Bryant Krepps officiating. Friends may come to the church an hour before the service.