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Charles F. Jones

GILSON-Charles F. Jones, 85, Gilson, died at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

He was born March 12, 1923, in Mount Sterling, the son of Joseph and Minnie (Taylor) Jones. He married Naomi Kasparie in 1968 in Williamsfield. She survives.

He is also survived by sons, Fred (Sharon) Jones, St. David, Arthur (Marcia) Jones, Lewistown, Russell (Diana) Jones, Nicholasville, Ky., and Lewis (Shelly) Jones, Abingdon; daughters, Sherlyn (Ira) Bowersox, Bloomfield, Iowa, and Bonnie (Gary) Jaeckle, Diagonal, Iowa; stepsons, Henry (Phyllis) Kelso, East Galesburg, Bert (Brenda) Kelso, Galesburg, Lester (Mayeit) Kelso, Galesburg, Glenn (Kathy) Kelso, Galesburg, Francis (Marlyn) Kelso, Gilson, and John W. Kelso, Knoxville; 19 grandchildren; 15 stepgrandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; brother, Kenneth Jones, Lewistown; and sister, Ruby Foster, Colchester.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Gladys Ann, three brothers, Robert, Clifford and Alfred, and one sister, Frances.

He was reared and educated in the Avon area.

He served in the United States Army during World War II from July 12, 1944, until June 19, 1946, in central Europe. He received the Victory Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with One Bronze Battle Star, Two Overseas Service Bars, Army of Occupation Medal-Germany and the Good Conduct Medal.

He worked with timber for Milo Richmond and on a farm for Barney Ott.

Services were Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Knoxville, with the Rev. Milton Marquith officiating.

Burial was in Trenton Cemetery in rural Dahinda.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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