Laverne Meta, nee Erb, Jones, 77, of Marissa, IL was born on July 10, 1944 in Belleville, IL and passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022, at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.
Mrs. Jones was employed at Scott Air Force Base for three years, Sparta Community Hospital for twenty-five years and at Cardiology Consultants, LTD for two years. Following her retirement, she served as a van driver for the Marissa Senior Citizens Center for two years. She was a former member of the Marissa Kitchen Band. She was baptized, confirmed and a lifelong active member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Biddleborn, IL.
Mrs. Jones loved spending time with family, grandchildren and many friends. She loved cooking and baking and trips to Branson. She was a good friend and avid fan of the legendary Oak Ridge Boys.
Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her parents – George N. and Elma A., nee Schaeferle, Erb. One brother Larry in infancy.
She is survived by her husband of fifty-five years – James F. Jones whom she married on March 17, 1966, in Chester, IL. Two sons – Larry J. (Barbara) Jones and Lyle J. (Tina Carver) Jones. Two grandsons – Tyler “TJ” (Kalli Heise) Jones and Logan (Faith Sroka) Jones. One great-granddaughter – Aurora. A very special cousin Frieda Feig all of Marissa, IL. She is also survived by many other relatives and friends.
Memorials may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ.
Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.heilschuessler.com
Visitation: Friends may call at Trinity United Church of Christ in Biddleborn, IL on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Funeral: Services will be held at Trinity United Church of Christ in Biddleborn, IL on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. David McDonald officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held at the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.