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George Paul Jones
  Saturday, April 4, 2020
George Paul Jones died peacefully at St. Alexius Medical Center the 20th of March 2020 in Hoffman Estates, IL at the age of 82. George is survived by his children, Mary Phyllis Balsitis and Peggy Gillespie. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Andrew Jones, Joseph Balsitis, James Deacon, Sean Balsitis, Steven Gillespie, Sarah Gillespie, Aiden Gillespie and Kellee Gillespie. He is preceded in death by his sisters, Margaret Hoste and Stella Leveque. George was born on November 23,1937 in Sycamore, IL to Alvin Jones and Clara Daniels Jones. He graduated from Ramsey High School. He married Patricia Audrey Jones, his childhood sweetheart in 1958. After moving to Kenneyville, IL, George began working as an electrician for the railroad, he was a volunteer fireman for Keeneyville and a machinist for Spraying Systems. His children remember him as a loving, caring father who thought them to be generous and unconditional toward others. George was drafted by the army in January of 1961 and he was officially enlisted on April 30, 1962. He was stationed in France as a railroad electrician and an ambulance driver. He was a dedicated, charming and witty individual who loved animals and who was passionate about training horses. He was an active and dedicated member of St.Isidore Parish, as well as an active member of The Knights of Columbus. A wake is scheduled for April 4, 2020 between 3 pm - 9 pm at Grove Memorial Chapel. All are welcome to pay their respects but due to the current health crisis, guests are asked not to remain in the building to allow other visitors to attend. A Chapel service with Military Honors will be held at 7 p.m. for immediate family. The family would like to thank Monica Tsiodras and Lisa Taggart for their dedicated support and love for George and Patricia, as well as everyone who shared their life experiences with them.