Obituary: Doris Jones, 78, Congerville

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

Doris E. Jones, 78, of Congerville, died at 11:25 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2012, at the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka.

Born on Aug. 17, 1933, in Thawville to Leon Danforth and Ethel Daugherty Conn, she married Jack K. Jones on Jan. 30, 1955, in Onarga. He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Dr. Steven K. (Patty) Jones of Eureka and Thomas (Gale) Jones of Findley, Ohio; two daughters, Susan (Dennis) Minton of North Pekin and Deborah (Scott) Clark of Champaign; one brother, Ronald (Bonita) Conn of Onarga; two sisters, Eloise Fisher of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Reta (Donald) Benson of Thawville; fourteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother and one grandson.

She graduated from Onarga High School and attended Illinois College in Jacksonville. She later graduated from Brown’s Business School in Champaign.

She was a member of the Eureka Christian Church and former member of the Douglas Ave Methodist Church in Springfield, where she was active in the Elizabeth Circle.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Eureka Christian Church. The Rev. Jennie Churchman will officiate.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. Cremation rites will be accorded.

A Celebration of Life Services will be held at Douglas Ave Methodist Church in Springfield at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eureka Christian Church or the Eureka Apostolic Christian Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at