Esther “Louise” Jones, age 88, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Fountain View Memory Care, Granite City, IL. Louise was born on January 18, 1929 in Greenfield, TN, a daughter of the late Henry Ballard and Dovie (Davis) Beckett.
On August 21, 1954, Louise married Robert Jones, the love of her life, in O’Fallon, IL. After raising her children Louise started working at Manning Dress Factory in Collinsville, IL. After the dress factory she worked at Granite City Army Depot as a receiving clerk at the Post Exchange. Louise had an outgoing personality and she never met a stranger. She was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. Louise enjoyed making ceramics, gardening and cooking. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends. Louise loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her parents, Louise was preceded in death by her son, Dennis Harold Jones and by five brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by her devoted husband of sixty-three years, Robert Jones of Granite City, IL; loving daughter and son-in-law, Joni and Scott McCormick of Alton, IL; proud grandmother to Christopher (Marissa) Fraley of Glen Carbon, IL and Justin (Vanessa) Fraley of White City, IL; proud great-grandmother to Camden Fraley and Ilse Fraley; three half brothers; nieces, nephews, extended family and many wonderful friends.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Irwin Chapel, with Chaplain Bruce Baumberger officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates, Glen Carbon, IL.
Memorial donations may be given to Alzheimer’s Association. Donations will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.irwinchapel.com.
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