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Philip Jones

1924 - 2014
Philip Jones Obituary
Dr. Philip Newton Jones of Lake Forest, IL died peacefully at Lake Forest Place on September 30, 2014 with his family by his side. Born May 27, 1924 in Billings, Montana, he was the adored son of Robert N. and Edith Woodbury Jones and the younger brother of Caryl Jones Stortz. Raised in Montana, Dr. Jones attended Stanford University in Palo Alto, California for one year until he was called into active military service during WWII. While stationed at Ft. Benning, he was accepted at age 20 to Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, MO where he graduated in 1948. He served in the US Army between 1943-45 and the US Air Force between 1951-53. While attending medical school, Dr. Jones met his future wife, Rebecca Ann Means, at the Veiled Prophet Ball in St. Louis. They wed in 1948 and were married for nearly 62 years until her death in 2010. They raised their family and lived in Kenilworth for several decades, before moving to Lake Forest Place in 1998. Dr. Jones was an accomplished and compassionate internist at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center (RPSLMC) for 40 years and retired as Professor Emeritus in 1994. Grateful patients established the Philip N. Jones, MD Endowed Scholarship Fund for the education of young medical students. He served as the President of the Medical Staff between 1973-1975 and on the Board of Trustees of RPSLMC. He was a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. In addition to his well-respected medical career, Dr. Jones served other organizations in many ways. He was President of the Kenilworth School Board; he sang in the choir and also served as President of the Trustees at the Kenilworth Union Church; was the Governor of The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Illinois, was a life director of the Presbyterian Homes, and was a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago. Dr. Jones was a loyal and supportive husband, a patient and encouraging father and a much beloved son, son-in-law, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, friend, doctor and colleague. He is survived by his children Robert N. Jones, MD (Mica) of Midland MI, Rebecca Ann Jones and Margaret Jones Barnhart (Steven) of Lake Forest; his grandchildren, David Jones (Amy), Juliana Stein (Peer); Philip, Douglas, and Lucy Barnhart; great-grandchildren India Jones, Leo and Caspar Stein; and nephew, Kenneth F. Herrington III (Kathleen), who was a son to him. Phil will be remembered for his keen intellect and remarkable patience, his gentle spirit, his passion for history and genealogy, his magnificent musical talent, his amazing resilience, and his enduring love of the mountains. The family invites all who loved and admired him to join them in a celebration of his life at a memorial service at the Kenilworth Union Church on October 10 at 11:00 a.m. A reception in the Culbertson Room follows. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Geneva Foundation of the Presbyterian Homes (3200 Grant Street, Evanston, Illinois 60201). Please note in the memo line that the donation is restricted for the "Mary Barrow New Hope Scholarship Program," which supports the educational endeavors of Lake Forest Place employees. Info - Wenban Funeral Home, Lake Forest, 847-234-0022 or www.wenbanfh.com.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2014
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