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Leontine King Jones

September 6, 1931 March 17, 2012
Leontine King Jones
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Obituary for Leontine King Jones

Leontine King Jones, 80, of Chillicothe passed away at 4:20 a.m. Saturday March 17, 2012 at Heritage Health in Chillicothe. She was born September 6, 1931, in Pope County, IL, to Fred and Ethel Roberts. She married William W. “Bill” King on May 17, 1947. He died in September 1977, in Peoria. She married Henry C. “Hank” Jones on February 14, 1980. He died in February 2012, in Peoria Heights. She was also preceded in death by her parents; an infant son; one brother and five sisters. Surviving are one daughter, Teresa (Clyde) Huffman of Peoria; one grandson, Adam (Nicky) Huffman of East Peoria; two great-grandchildren, A.J. and Abby Jo Huffman of East Peoria; one sister, DeEtta (John) Murphy of Pontiac, MI and many nieces and nephews. Leontine was of the Southern Baptist Faith. She retired from Sears after working for 20 years. She loved gardening, crocheting and helping-out her family and friends. She has been a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend who will be deeply missed. Cremation has been accorded and private burial in Ledford Cemetery in Illinois will be at a later date. Memorials may be made to Rescue 33 in Chillicothe in her name.

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