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Audrey Jones


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Posted Online: March 23, 2013, 7:33 pm
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Audrey Maxine Carter Jones, 92, of Rock Island, died Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Heartland Health Care Center, Moline.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Burial is at the National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation is 11 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Heartland Health Care Center, Moline.
Audrey was born on July 3, 1920, in Bladensburg, Iowa, the only daughter of Edwin and Jennie Carter Gates. She married Clarence C. Jones on Dec. 6, 1947, in Ottumwa, Iowa. Audrey and Clarence lived in Rock Island for 61 years.
Audrey was primarily a homemaker but did work for a short time at Oscar Mayer in Davenport. In later years she worked at Seifert Clothing, Rock Island, and also cleaned homes.
After retirement, Audrey traveled extensively throughout the United States with her husband, Clarence, celebrating 65 years of marriage in 2012. She enjoyed traveling and camping and was an avid card player.
Audrey is survived by her husband, Clarence; sons, Leland, Rock Island, and David (Karen), Bethel, Ohio; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and stepbrother, Robert Gates.
Online condolences may be left at wheelanpressly.com.












 




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1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
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