Phyllis E. Jones
January 11, 1921 - May 03, 2016
PHYLLIS E. JONES, 95, of Fulton, IL, died Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at her home.
Phyllis was born January 11, 1921, in Fulton, IL to Henry and Elsie (Jacobs) Cossman. She was educated in the Fulton grade schools and was a 1940 graduate of Fulton High School. On June 15, 1946 she was united in marriage to Robert W. Jones in Fulton. Phyllis was employed as a secretary at the Savanna Army Depot and also during that time she sang professionally with her sisters at KROS Radio. She most recently worked at the Nielsen Clearing House in Clinton, IA until her retirement. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the church's Altar and Rosary Society, Christian Family Movement Group, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. She also taught catechism for many years. Through her caring nature, Phyllis sponsored home summer visits for inner city children. She also hosted military personnel from the Savanna Army Depot in her home for the holidays. Phyllis volunteered for 17 years at the Fulton schools, helping children with their reading skills. She leaves a legacy of love for us all. Her most endearing quality was that she made each person she knew feel like they were her favorite.
Survivors include her husband, Robert; four daughters, Allison (Larry) Garner of Thomson, IL, Madonna (Dennis) Gravert of Janesville, WI, Mary Rita Tiesman of Janesville, WI, Celeste Jones of Mesa, AZ; six sons, Michael (Winnie) Jones of Fulton, IL, Tim (Barb) Jones of Fulton, IL, Tom (Rachel) Jones of Thomson, IL, Joseph Jones of Rockford, IL, David Jones of Fulton, IL, Robert C. Jones of Fulton, IL; twenty-six grandchildren; forty great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Rita Schroeder of Fremont, OH.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two grandchildren, Thomas Tiesman and Michael H. "Mikey" Jones; three great-grandchildren, Chelsea Jones, Helena Gravert, Zeke Lesniewski; three sisters, Dorene Cummiskey, Gloria Birt, Jean Asbury; two brothers, Donald and Gerald Cossman.
FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 AM Monday - May 9, 2016, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church - Fulton, IL
OFFICIATING: Rev. Father Matthew Camaioni - Pastor: Immaculate Conception Catholic Church - Fulton, IL
VISITATION: 4:00 - 7:00 PM Sunday - May 8, 2016, at the Fulton Chapel - Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home
INTERMENT: Calvary Hill Addition of Fulton Township Cemetery - Fulton, IL
A memorial to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has been established.