Gwendolyn A. Jones
Gwendolyn A. Jones, 94, of Springfield, passed away at 1:30 am, Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village.
Born in Chandlerville, Illinois on December 2, 1921, the daughter of Edison and Jennie Garner. She married Richard L. Jones on October 26, 1941. They had five children, Rodney (wife, Diane) of Chatham, Thomas (wife, Amy) of Bloomington, David (wife, Cindy) of Divernon, Douglas (Wife, JoAnn) of Richardson, TX and Patricia (Husband, Robert) of Chatham.
She served in the US Navy Waves as Yeoman 3rd Class during WWII. During her early years she was employed by Sangamo Electric and after raising her family she worked for the State of Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs for fourteen years.
She is survived by her five children; fourteen grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard and brother, Edison Garner, Jr.
Funeral Service: 9:00 am, Friday, September 2, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend Beth Wagner officiating.
Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.