Arvid Jones

Posted Online: April 04, 2014, 5:53 pm
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Arvid C. Jones, 74, of Geneseo, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center, Silvis.
A funeral Mass celebrating his life will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 7, at St. Malachy's Catholic Church, Geneseo. Father Michael Pakula will celebrate. Entombment will be in St. Mary's Mausoleum, East Moline. Visitation for Arvid will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Vandemore Funeral Homes, Geneseo, where a scripture service will be held at 4 p.m. Memorials may be directed to St. Malachy's Catholic Church or Hillcrest Home, Geneseo.
Arvid was born May 13, 1939, in Silvis, son of Clarence and Iva Sterns Jones. He was united in marriage to Jean Anders on Nov. 21, 1987, at St. Mary's Church in East Moline.
Arvid worked for John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline, in the tool crib for more than 30 years before retiring. He was a member of St. Malachy's Catholic Church. Arvid enjoyed bowling, shooting guns, target practice, his cars and playing hot wheels with his son. He enjoyed fishing and going to Las Vegas.
He is survived by his wife, Jean; his son, B.J. Jones, Geneseo; mother-in-law, Esther Anders, East Moline; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Jennifer Lynn; his brothers, Johnnie and Ivan Jones; his sister, Rose Terry; and his father-in-law, James Anders.
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