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Donald E. Jones of Wheaton Donald E. Jones, 89, formerly of Glen Ellyn, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Wynscape Nursing Home in Wheaton. He was born Aug. 12, 1923, in Kansas City, Mo. He was the beloved husband of the late Kathleen (nee Kamm) Jones, whom he married June 16, 1947, and who preceded him in death Sept. 11, 2010; loving father of Darrell (Sherrie) Jones of Chicago, James (Linda) Jones of Naperville and Gerald (Georja) Jones of Santa Monica, Calif.; cherished grandfather of Matthew Tyler Jones, Jennifer Jones Garcia, Jessica (Jason) Moment, Zachary (Julie-Lynn) Jones, Tamara (James) Martin and Lauren Jones; dear great-grandfather of Evan, Stella and Cecilia Jones, and Henry and Isabel Moment; devoted son of the late W. Wesley and Alma Jones; dear brother of Warren (Carol) Jones and Kathryn (William) Stuck of Leawood, Kan.; and fond uncle of many. Don was a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a degree in chemical engineering, and served as an engineering officer with the Navy in the Pacific theatre during World War II. He began a long career with Standard Oil (Indiana) in 1947, and retired as vice president in 1981. Among his professional achievements was the building of the Amoco Milford Haven Refinery in his ancestral homeland, Wales. Don was a member of SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives). He was an active member in many churches and frequently taught Adult Sunday school. Don enjoyed genealogical research, was active with the Boys Scouts Executive Council, and authored the book Searching for Jonah. Memorial visitation will be Saturday, Jan. 12, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. A memorial service will begin Saturday at 11 a.m., in the funeral home, with the Rev. Cindy Karis officiating. Interment will follow in Naperville Cemetery, Naperville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to either : The www.heart.org, click tab "Donate," or The Moody Church, 1635 N. LaSalle St., Chicago IL 60614, with memo: "Donald E. Jones Memorial Gift to General Fund." For information, call 630-355-0213 or visit www.friedrichjones.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Jan. 6, 2013
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