Gloria Jones Obituary

Gloria "Jean" Jones

January 20, 1942 - December 28, 2017
Born in Pulaski County, Illinois
Resided in Granite City, Illinois
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Gloria “Jean” Jones, 74, of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 8:34 a.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at her home.

She was born January 20, 1942 in Pulaski County, Illinois, a daughter of the late Lloyd and Essie (Mayberry) Buckingham.

She married Michael W. Jones on August 24, 1963 in Granite City and he passed away in April 2011.

She had retired in 2004 from Glik’s in Granite City after 20 years of dedicated service. She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Granite City and cherished her grandchildren. Jean loved sports and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. She had a special love of the Christmas season and enjoyed her collection of Santa Claus. She will be remembered for the love and special times shared with her family and friends.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Tim McIlvoy of Granite City; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Carol Jones of Aviston; five grandchildren, Mary Alice Harris, Chance Jones, Ryan McIlvoy, Kaitlin McIlvoy and Cole Jones; other extended family and friends.

In addition to her beloved husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her twin sister, Phyllis “Deanie” Burcham.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where a funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 with Reverend Robert Schneider officiating.

Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Edwardsville.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and may be accepted at the funeral home.

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Irwin Chapel
3960 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL US 62040
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Celebration of Life Service
Irwin Chapel
3960 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL US 62040
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
10:00 AM
Valley View Cemetery
1564 Lewis Road
Edwardsville, Illinois 62025
Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Hospice of Southern Illinois
305 S. Illinois St.
Belleville, IL 62220
591 Glen Crossing Road | Glen Carbon, IL 62034 | Phone: 618-288-9500
3960 Maryville Road | Granite City, IL 62040 | Phone: 618-931-8000
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