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Robert L. Jones

SPRINGFIELD, IL - Robert L. Jones, 91, died at 9:02 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Villa West in Sherman, Ill. He was born July 14, 1921, in Riverton, Ill., to William and Sarah Covell Jones. Robert married Gena M. Roscetti on March 10, 1945. His wife Gena; his parents and one brother, George Jones, preceded him in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl (Ronald) Fafoglia of Springfield and Judith (William) Capie of Carterville, Ill.; six grandchildren: Abigail (Kyle) Doherty of Kansas City, Mo., Robert (Sarah) Fafoglia of Springfield, Jennifer (Steve) Sims of Carterville, Michelle (Chris) Lovett of Carterville, Sarah Capie of St. Louis and Will (Amber) Capie of Carterville; and four great-grandchildren: Drake Capie, Cole and Baillie Jean Sims and Samuel Doherty.

Robert was a veteran of the United States Navy during WW II. He participated in the Normandy Invasion at Omaha Beach. He served in the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres. He was a member of the American Legion Post #32. In, May 2012 he took the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

Robert retired in December 1977 from Fiat Allis after 33 years of service. He was a lifelong Chicago Cubs and Bears fan, an avid golfer, having two holes-in-one and Beat the Pro in the Channel 20 Promotion.

Visitation: 10 a.m. - noon, Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Staab Funeral Home.

Funeral Service: Noon, Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Staab Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where Sangamon County Inter-Veterans Burial Detail will conduct military honors.

Memorials may be made to Land of Lincoln Honor Flight.

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Published in The State Journal-Register on July 15, 2013
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