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Verna L. Jones, 97, of Hanna City, Illinois, passed away at the Kountry View Estates in Hanna City on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. She was born on April 14, 1920 in Peoria County, Illinois to Elmer and Olive (Hunt) Burdette. She married Otis A. Jones on February 24, 1940 in Hanna City, Illinois. He preceded her in death on November 21, 1994 in Peoria, along with three children, Arthur, Delmar Jones and Alice Crowe.

She is survived by one son, Donald Jones of Hanna City, Illinois; one daughter-in-law, Carol Jones; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She also has five step grandchildren and several step great grandchildren. Verna has five siblings surviving, Lloyd and Albert Burdette, Eunice Stockdale, Marjorie Miller and Velma Peters along with many nieces and nephews.

Verna worked over 20 years retiring from L.R. Nelson Company in Peoria and was a wife of a farmer. She enjoyed doing puzzles and needlepoint in her spare time.

Funeral services will be Monday, August 7, 2017 at 1 P.M. at the Davison Fulton Bartonville Chapel. Chaplain Trevor Bartolomucci will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Monday. Burial will be in the Swan Lake Memory Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation or the American Red Cross.

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