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George Jones

9/3/1942 - 9/10/2020

PEKIN ~ George Daniel Jones, 78, of Morton, passed away at 7:20 a.m. Thursday, September 10, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was formerly of Newton, Illinois.

He was born September 3, 1942 in Newton to George P. and Ruie (Catt) Jones. They preceded him in death. He also was preceded in death by two sisters, Zola Ragon and Donna Ransdell.

Surviving are four nephews, Willie Ragon of Perry, Missouri and Brad (Deb) Ragon, Matt (Monica) Ragon and Zane (Valerie) Ragon, all of Creve Coeur, two nieces, Sherry (Al) Schonert of Creve Coeur and Kim (Don) Pace of San Diego, California, and several great nieces and great nephews.

He served with the United States Air Force.

George was a laborer at the Basket & Broomcorn Factory in Newton for many years.

He was a member of Shiloh Church in Willow Hill.

His graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, September 18, 2020 at Shiloh Cemetery in Willow Hill. Pastor John Plunkett will officiate.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorials may be made to Shiloh Church, East 1000th Avenue, Willow Hill, Illinois 62480.

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