Mary Carol Jones, 95, of Pontiac, passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at her home.
Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Pontiac, with Rev. Tom Goodell officiating. Burial will follow at Nigh Chapel Cemetery in rural Pontiac.
Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.
Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home, Pontiac, has charge of arrangements.
Mary Carol was born May 2, 1923, in Pontiac, to David and Anna (Taylor) Weber. She married Stanley B. Jones in Peoria on Oct. 17, 1943. He died March 22, 2005.
She still lived on the family farm where they raised their eight children. Still surviving are her sons, Robert S. (Linda) Jones of Pontiac, Kenneth D. (Christy) Jones of Pontiac, Ronald W. (Martha) Jones of Eureka, Dennis R. (Jane) Jones of Graymont, Marvin L. (Roxana) Jones of Flanagan, Larry D. (Karen) Jones of Cornell; Carol (Paul) Duffy of Dana; daughter-in-law, Janet Jones of Pontiac; 21 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; and one son, Paul R. Jones.
Mary Carol was a graduate of Pontiac Township High School, Class of 1941, and received a degree in accounting from Midstate College in Peoria.
Mary Carol was a previous member of Nigh Chapel United Methodist Church until its closure where she served as lay-leader and then transferred to First United Methodist Church in Pontiac. She was a true and faithful servant of the Lord.
Mary Carol belonged to the Illinois Farm Bureau and many clubs and was quite active even in her old age. She belonged to the Cornell American Legion Auxiliary, Cornell Birthday Club, Graymont Girl, Flanagan Coffee Friends and Country Card Club for 48 years. She made friends everywhere she went.
Her specialty, which was requested often, was made from scratch brownies and crocheting afghans for all her grandbabies.
She had many jobs over the years, but the job she loved the most was being a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She adored her large family and was delighted when a grandchild or great-grandchild stopped by for a visit. She was always willing to help family members or friends whenever there was a need.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Pontiac or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be left at www.duffyfuneralhome.com.