Sam G. Jones
Sam G. Jones, age 82, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great
grandfather and brother passed away at the family farm home, built by his
grandfather, and the home in which he was born December 29, 1936. He was
surrounded by the love of his family.
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Becky Hester Jones, whom he
married June 16, 1963 in St. Peter, IL. Also his son Matthew (Serena) Jones of
St. Louis, MO; daughters Amber Hearn of Georgia, Susan Jones of St. Louis, MO,
Jennifer King of Godfrey, IL, and Brandy (Eithan) Smith of Godfrey, IL along
with grandchildren Jason (Rosanne) Connor, Darian Hearn, Michael Ford, Sophia
King, Ian (Brooke) King, Abby King, Brody Smith and Everett Jones. Also 7 great
grandchildren, his sister Karen Robnett of St. Charles, MO, and several nieces
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Mary Williams Jones, brother
Leon Jones, and daughter Heidi Jones Ford.
Sam was a member of the Friedens United Church of Christ in Farina. He began
farming 200 acres at the age of 15, farming the family ground until 2006. He
also worked on the Rock Island railroad in Chicago, and worked for Warren G.
Murray Developmental Center as a carpenter for 30 years. He also faithfully
served in the United States Army.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday at the Rankin Funeral Home in Salem
with burial to follow at the Alma Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded at
the graveside by the Kinmundy American Legion Post.
Visiting hours will be from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Rankin
The family suggest memorials in Sam's memory be made to St. Jude's Children's
Hospital, the Kinmundy-Alma E.M.T.'s or to the donors choice and will be
accepted by the Rankin Funeral Home, entrusted with the family's care.