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Katharine M. Jones

September 11, 1919 — March 29, 2023

Aledo, IL


Katharine M. Jones, 103, of Aledo, died, March 29, 2023, at Brookstone, Aledo. Services will be held Thursday, April 6th at 11:30 AM at the Aledo United Methodist Church. Visitation is from 10 to 11, with an Eastern Star Service at 11:00 AM.  Private burial is in Candor Cemetery, Aledo, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Aledo United Methodist Church or the Order of the Eastern Star, Prairie Chapter. Speer Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Katharine was born September 11, 1919 in Seaton, Illinois to Orvil & Bess (Douglas) Henry. She married Edward Jones on July 19, 1938 in Nashua, Iowa. He preceded her in death on August 4, 1996.

Katharine worked for the Keithsburg Button Factory and Cannon Bronze prior to the Aledo School District where she worked for 21 years with her husband as custodian. She was a 79-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Prairie Chapter; a member of the Top of the World Ladies 9 Hole Golf League in Clearwater, Florida and of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Mercer County VFW.  Katharine was of the Methodist Faith and attended the Skycrest United Methodist Church in Clearwater and currently a member of the Aledo United Methodist Church. Katharine enjoyed sewing, crafts and while living at Brookstone, WII Bowling and watching the tropical fish.

Surivors include: daughters:  JeAnne (Tom) Balmer of Aledo; Cindy Hunt of Henry, Illinois; Grandchildren: Scott Balmer, John (Julie) Balmer and Vickie Fountain; Great-grandchildren:  Cristien (Ashley) Balmer, Jordan (Lindsey) Balmer, Justin (Angelia) Balmer, Sierra (Ryan) Hensley and Skyler Fountain; Great-Great-grandchildren: Axel, Silas, Ezra, Drucilla, Xandra, Ansem & Kay. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter & son-in-laws: Joanne & Fred Beard and Steve Hunt; grandson, Rusty Hunt; great-grandchild: Janel Balmer and a brother, Paul Henry.  

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Thursday, April 6, 2023

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Aledo United Methodist Church

301 N College Ave, Aledo, IL 61231

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