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Irene Jones, 93, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 3:57 P.M. at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born Monday, October 8, 1923 in Jefferson County, Illinois to parents, Gay E. & Minnie Maude (Heck) Wells. She married Henry E. Jones on October 12, 1940 in Saint Louis, Missouri and he preceded her in death on April 14, 1968.

There will be a private service at Hughey Funeral Home with Reverend Don Evans officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Memorial Cemetery.

Irene is survived by her children, Lawana Jones of Opdyke, Illinois, Tom Jones and his wife, Joyce of Medina, Ohio, Terry Jones and his wife, Debra of Mount Vernon, Illinois, and Darcel Jones of Mount Vernon, Illinois; grandchildren, Sheri Jones, Jeff Johnson and his wife, Jenny, Timmy Marks, Brian Jones and his wife, Amy, Landon Jones and his wife, Monica, Deena Doran and her husband, Mike, Jamie Green and her husband, Jeremy, Kenny Jones and his wife, Desiree, Alex Jones, Lorinda Johnson, Marcie Caldwell and her husband, Ben, Travis Hart and his wife, Heather, Wade Hart, and Jonathan Hart and his wife, Mary Beth; twenty-six great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; daughter-in-law, Glenda Faye Jones; and son-in-law, Terry Hart. Irene is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents; husband; children, Kathy Hart, Wade Ray Jones, and Reverend Larry Wayne Jones; two brothers, Thomas Wells and Gaylord "Peadad" Wells; and sister, Alene Williams.

Irene worked for many years as a laundry attendant at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital and Oak Grove Village. She was a longtime member of West Side Baptist Church. Irene was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Hospice of Good Samaritan and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call
(618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published on December 16, 2016
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