Norma 'Jeannie' Jones

Posted Online: April 20, 2013, 7:55 pm
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Norma Jean "Jeannie" Jones, 80, Davenport, formerly of Western Springs, Ill., died April 18, 2013, at her home.
Memorial services will be June 8, at Western Springs Baptist Church. Burial will be at Mt. Vernon Memorial Estates, Lemont, Ill. Arrangements are by Runge, Davenport.
She was born Jan. 3, 1933. She married Earl Jones Aug. 25, 1951. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by children, Leona Rae Jones, Donn Wesley Jones, Verne Thomas Jones and Mark Warren Jones; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


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