Obituaries

Phyllis G. Jones

April 23, 1929 - June 17, 2019

Phyllis G. Jones

Obituary

Phyllis G. Jones, 90, of Capron, IL, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends on June 17, 2019. She was born on April 23, 1929 to Alonzo and Mabel Miller Green in Viola, WI. She married the love of her life, Thomas D. Jones, on November 23, 1956 in Madison, WI. Tom and Phyllis were best friends and the most solid of partners, first sharing their lives in southern Wisconsin, then moving to Capron in 1968.  

A lover of birds, flowers, and music; her life was marked by education, service, and generosity. Following graduation from Wisconsin State College – LaCrosse in 1951, Phyllis taught high school in southern Wisconsin until she and Tom began their family. She taught English and Speech at North Boone High School in Poplar Grove, IL from 1968 until her retirement in 1993.

Phyllis is loved and will be missed by her children, Sue Jones (Deb Flanders) of Madison, WI; Greg Jones (Debbie Mumm) of Davenport, IA; Jim Jones (Casey Tomala) of Chicago, IL; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Spence Zillmer of Middleton, WI; granddaughters Keelyn Jones (Brad Davies) and Leesha Jones, their mother Barb Watterson, and great-grandchildren, Dominik and Madison.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Thomas D. Jones, and many other Green and Jones family members.

A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL, 61008. A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services with Rev. KyungHae Anna Shin, pastor of Friendship United Methodist Church in Bolingbrook, officiating.

The family extends heartfelt thanks to Comfort Keepers of Rockford and Agrace Hospice for their care and support. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts in Phyllis’ name to Northern Public Radio-WNIU, 801 N. First St., DeKalb, IL 60115, or Agrace Hospice Care, 5395 E. Cheryl Parkway, Madison, WI 53711. To light a candle or share a condolence please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Saturday, June 22, 2019
10:00 am - 10:45 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL, 61008.

Saturday, June 22, 2019
11:00 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services with Rev. KyungHae Anna Shin, pastor of Friendship United Methodist Church in Bolingbrook, officiating. 

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Sue-
You are in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of your Mother. Please know we are extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to you, Deb and your family. Angie & Pete

Angie Jopke 2019-06-24T07:59:36

Blessings to your family as you mourn and grieve your great loss of such a wonderful woman.

I am grateful for the influence Mrs. Jones had on my life. I was one of her students just a couple years before she retired. I really enjoyed her speech class. I spoke today at church and hope that maybe some of she taught me lives on in those opportunities when I get to give a presentation or teach a lesson.

Kari (Larson) Coppinger 2019-06-23T20:25:57

Mrs. Jones was my English teacher. I graduated in ’77. I knew her and her husband back then. Wonderful lady ❤️. I loved how much authority she had for such a petite lady. Loved her so much! My favorite class!! Sympathy to the family.

Merry F Shane 2019-06-21T18:08:24

Sue & Family: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your wonderful Mom. I always enjoyed being around her as you and I were in high school. Peace & Prayers during this difficult time in your life.

Marilyn (Flynn) Lawrence 2019-06-21T17:48:44

Dear Jones Family,

I wanted to express my condolences to your family. Although we do not know each other, I remember losing my best friend some years ago and receiving condolences from people I didn’t know. Their words of encouragement strengthened me – I hope this does the same for you. Also, may you feel the support and love from the God of all Comfort during this especially difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

With deepest sympathy,

Elle Hill

Elle Hill 2019-06-20T11:35:28

Jim, Sue & Greg, I am so sorry for your loss, your mom was a wonderful person, great teacher and neighbor she will be missed. Barb LaMere

Barb LaMere 2019-06-20T07:15:55

Jim, Sue, Greg and family,

I’m so very sorry for your loss. Your mom was the most amazing person and teacher (as you already know). She had a profound influence on me as a freshman at NBHS in speech class; she helped me gain confidence and find my voice. I am forever grateful to her and will always hold her dear in my heart. My warmest thoughts and deepest prayers are with you all.

Lesa J Fischer 2019-06-18T22:13:23

So sorry for your family’s loss she was a great teacher .

judy& Donald Berkley 2019-06-18T17:18:54

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