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Laverne M. Jones

Laverne M. Jones

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.

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  1. Rosie Tur says:

    Will miss getting the gang together to come to Biddleborn in September. Enjoyed all our outings throughout the years with our “Group Birthday and Red Hat Clubs”. You always gave me hope and courage to carry on through my bad times – Hodgikins Lymphoma, Renal Cancer, various other surgeries – and your kind words when my Scruffy was mauled and seriously hurt. I will treasure the Get Well card you sent to Scruffy with the knowledge that I was a DOG MOM. I know you are an angel and will keep an eye on all of us. Prayers to your family.

  2. Steve Hodges says:

    Laverne was an angel on earth. Should watched over my mother when she lost her eye sight and was always there when mom needed her. She is now resting with our Lord. Our prayers go out to Jim and the rest of her family and friends. Sendind much love.

    • Tony and Pam Gaby says:

      Sending our deepest condolences. Praying for peace and comfort for all of Laverne’s family and friends.

  3. Cheri (Pabst) Queen says:

    Laverne was so great to work with at Sparta Hospital!! She always kept us laughing at her funny “Laverne-isms” like saying the whole day had been a total “cat’sasstophe”. I have loved running into her now and then in the years since we worked together and she will be fondly remembered and loved forever by many!! Prayers of peace to her family.

  4. Missy Burke says:

    Laverne has been a dear and loyal friend to me. I hold a special place in my heart for you, ‘Verne!” You have been an inspiration to me. I will miss our outings together. I know you are an angel looking out for me and everyone.

  5. Shirley Kroner 1/10/22
    So happy I had you in my life I enjoyed your company and always enjoyed you on Facebook .Condolences go out to your family and friends for I know they have lost someone very special

  6. Shirleykroener says:

    Shirley Kroner 1/10/22
    So happy I had you in my life I enjoyed your company
    nd always enjoyed you on Facebook .Condolences go out to your family and friends for I know they have lost someone very special

  7. Butch and Rosann Amann says:

    Sympathy and prayers for Laverne’s family. She loved her family and was a good friend.

  8. James Craig says:

    Sincere sympathy to Jim and family. Laverne was the heart of this loving and giving family and will be dearly missed. Our comfort is in the knowledge of her strong Christian life and her reward is now at hand. She is free of her physical disabilities now and in a better place. Her life is to be celebrated as a life well lived.

  9. Terry Smith says:

    So sorry to hear of Laverne’s passing. May God bless. Thoughts and prayers for Jim(my good friend) and your family.

  10. Bill and Jana Fett says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Laverne’s passing. Thoughts and prayers for all of family.

  11. Pamela Sinn Hargan says:

    I don’t even know where to start with what kind of wonderful friend, neighbor and person Laverne was. She was caring, fun, funny and loved everyone unconditionally. Jim and Laverne were neighbors for years and lifelong friends. My heart is broken and filled with sadness for Jim, Larry, Lyle and the rest of the family. Thoughts and prayers for you all. Much love! Myron and Pamela

  12. Cathy Sinn Flowers says:

    RIP dear Laverne. I always loved talking to you as a neighbor and many times on Facebook. You were such an incredible inspiration…you never gave in to any adversity…health or otherwise. You were a fighter! I’ll always remember how you stood on a chair in your bedroom and looked out the window when me and/or my sister were leaving for dances and proms with our dates. May God bless you and hold you in His Presence. Prayers for everyone.

  13. Nanette Campbell says:

    Deepest sympathies to Jim and his family. I know how proud you all are and how much love you hold for each other. You shine with God’s love through your kindness and generosity. May you find peace and comfort in your beautiful memories of Laverne.

  14. Patricia (Day) Graham says:

    R.I.P., Dearest friend,
    You will be missed! A
    Lovely and precious
    beautiful lady! Your sweet
    kindness and smile will be
    Always in our minds and hearts. Myself was blessed to be in your path, of this life. Now you know more than we know. Pat

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  1. R.I.P., Dearest friend,
    You will be missed! A
    Lovely and precious
    beautiful lady! Your sweet
    kindness and smile will be
    Always in our minds and hearts. Myself was blessed to be in your path, of this life. Now you know more than we know. Pat

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  2. Deepest sympathies to Jim and his family. I know how proud you all are and how much love you hold for each other. You shine with God’s love through your kindness and generosity. May you find peace and comfort in your beautiful memories of Laverne.

    Reply
  3. RIP dear Laverne. I always loved talking to you as a neighbor and many times on Facebook. You were such an incredible inspiration…you never gave in to any adversity…health or otherwise. You were a fighter! I’ll always remember how you stood on a chair in your bedroom and looked out the window when me and/or my sister were leaving for dances and proms with our dates. May God bless you and hold you in His Presence. Prayers for everyone.

    Reply
  4. I don’t even know where to start with what kind of wonderful friend, neighbor and person Laverne was. She was caring, fun, funny and loved everyone unconditionally. Jim and Laverne were neighbors for years and lifelong friends. My heart is broken and filled with sadness for Jim, Larry, Lyle and the rest of the family. Thoughts and prayers for you all. Much love! Myron and Pamela

    Reply
  5. We are so sorry to hear of Laverne’s passing. Thoughts and prayers for all of family.

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  6. So sorry to hear of Laverne’s passing. May God bless. Thoughts and prayers for Jim(my good friend) and your family.

    Reply
  7. Sincere sympathy to Jim and family. Laverne was the heart of this loving and giving family and will be dearly missed. Our comfort is in the knowledge of her strong Christian life and her reward is now at hand. She is free of her physical disabilities now and in a better place. Her life is to be celebrated as a life well lived.

    Reply
  8. Sympathy and prayers for Laverne’s family. She loved her family and was a good friend.

    Reply
  9. Shirley Kroner 1/10/22
    So happy I had you in my life I enjoyed your company
    nd always enjoyed you on Facebook .Condolences go out to your family and friends for I know they have lost someone very special

    Reply
  10. Shirley Kroner 1/10/22
    So happy I had you in my life I enjoyed your company and always enjoyed you on Facebook .Condolences go out to your family and friends for I know they have lost someone very special

    Reply
  11. Laverne has been a dear and loyal friend to me. I hold a special place in my heart for you, ‘Verne!” You have been an inspiration to me. I will miss our outings together. I know you are an angel looking out for me and everyone.

    Reply
  12. Laverne was so great to work with at Sparta Hospital!! She always kept us laughing at her funny “Laverne-isms” like saying the whole day had been a total “cat’sasstophe”. I have loved running into her now and then in the years since we worked together and she will be fondly remembered and loved forever by many!! Prayers of peace to her family.

    Reply
  13. Laverne was an angel on earth. Should watched over my mother when she lost her eye sight and was always there when mom needed her. She is now resting with our Lord. Our prayers go out to Jim and the rest of her family and friends. Sendind much love.

    Reply
    • Sending our deepest condolences. Praying for peace and comfort for all of Laverne’s family and friends.

      Reply
  14. Will miss getting the gang together to come to Biddleborn in September. Enjoyed all our outings throughout the years with our “Group Birthday and Red Hat Clubs”. You always gave me hope and courage to carry on through my bad times – Hodgikins Lymphoma, Renal Cancer, various other surgeries – and your kind words when my Scruffy was mauled and seriously hurt. I will treasure the Get Well card you sent to Scruffy with the knowledge that I was a DOG MOM. I know you are an angel and will keep an eye on all of us. Prayers to your family.

    Reply

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