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Elsie I. (Friday) Jones

August 9, 1940 ~ January 6, 2014 (age 73)

   Mrs. Elsie I. Jones, 73, of Ursa, Illinois, died at 1:05 a.m. Monday (January 6, 2014) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born August 9, 1940 in Clayton, Illinois, Elsie was the daughter of Herschel and Maude Davis Friday. She married Richard Jones on December 16, 1983 in Quincy. He survives.

   Elsie was a member of Glory Worship Church in Clayton. She enjoyed scrapbooking, but her greatest joy was the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Elsie will also be fondly remembered for her Carrot Cake, which she made for her family on special occasions.

   Elsie had been employed at Marlboro Wire, Shelor Globe and Moorman Manufacturing. Most recently, she owned and operated a daycare from her home.

   Survivors include her husband, Richard; two daughters, Gloria Fulk and Charlene Bell (Mike) both of Quincy; a son, Russell "Rusty" Jones (Marcia) of Quincy; two step sons, Darren Jones of Quincy and Ricky Jones of Payson, IL;  ten grandchildren, Justin Fulk, Jeremy Fulk, Nicole Hesse, Melvin Crawford, Riki Hickey (Seth), Chrissy Kindhart, Brianna Jones, Amber Zuniga, Matt Zuniga and Nathan Zuniga; four step grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren including Dallas, Madison and Jersey; two brothers, Greg Friday of Quincy and Wayne Friday (Pat) of Liberty, IL; two sisters, Nancy Shoop and Shirley Miller both of Quincy; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Richie A. Crawford; two brothers, Wendell "Buck" Friday and Terry "Pete" Friday; and two sisters, Luella Boernson and Wanda Boernson.

   Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by Pastor Terry Cain.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Thursday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Unity School District No. 4.
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