British television actress who played Blanche Hunt in 566 episodes of the popular soap opera, Coronation Street.
She trained at the famous Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and made her London stage debut during the 1950s.
She appeared for two years as Polly Barraclough in the television series, Sam.
She was married to John Oliver Stansfield from 1971 until his death in 1999. After an injury her health began to deteriorate.
She played the mother of actress Anne Kirkbride's character, Deidre Hunt, in Coronation Street. Jones appeared on the popular show for four decades.