Phyllis 'Jonesy' Jones

Posted Online: March 25, 2013, 6:27 pm
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Phyllis "Jonesy" Jones, 97, formerly of Bettendorf, died March 24, 2013, at Manor Care on Utica Ridge, Davenport.
Services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran, Davenport, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial is at Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
She was born July 2, 1915. She married Harold Wayne Jones on June 26, 1937. He died May 8, 2007.
Survivors include her children, Ronald (Diann), Rio Vista, Calif., and Karen Kerr, Bettendorf; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.


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