Lois Elaine Jones
1928 - 2021
BORN
1928
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
George Renner & Sons Funeral Home
120 North Illinois Street
Belleville, IL

Lois Elaine Jones (nee Fox)

1928 - 2021

SHILOH - Lois Elaine Jones (nee Fox), passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at Cedarhurst of Shiloh. Born April 14, 1928, in Rochester, MN to Dr. Ben Fox and Leotibelle Osmer Fox, she was the oldest of three children.

Growing up in Southern Illinois, Lois graduated from Carbondale Community High School where she met her husband Carl in the ninth grade, eventually marrying in 1950. She worked as a laboratory technologist at City Hospital in St. Louis, returned to college, and graduated in 1968 from SIU Carbondale with a degree in Education. For thirty years she taught at William Holliday School, mentoring new teachers and students during her tenure. Lois was a member of Christ Church, P.E.O. Chapter GM, and Thursday Literary Guild.

Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Carl who died March 31, 2020; her parents; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Richard O. Fox and Betty; sister and brother-in-law, Judy Smith and Dean; in laws, R. Paul and Bessie Jones; and sister-in-law and husband, Dorothy McCormack and Bob.

She is survived by her son, Evan Jones; daughter, Karen Jones Sargent (Chris); granddaughter, Erin Lusk (Taylor); grandson, Taylor Sargent (Kay); great-granddaughter, Holland Fox Lusk; great-grandson, Dashiell Jones Sargent; many nieces; nephews; and lifelong friends.

The family would like to thank the staff of Cedarhurst for the loving kindness they offered Lois while she was a resident.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorials for Lois and Carl be made to Christ Philippine Mission, mailed to 809 Old Dominion Court, Fairview Heights, IL 62208, or mailed to Renner Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation: Friends may visit from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Celebration of Life will be held for both Lois and Carl, who passed away during the Covid Pandemic, at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Arrangements by George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.


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Published by The Southern Illinoisan on Jun. 12, 2021.
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I taught with Lois, subbed for her, and she was such a joy to know. Since we both grew up in southern Illinois, and my family had gone to her father as a doctor, it made a close relationship. I am so sorry hear of her passing away.
Cora Venable Moon Taylor
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June 17, 2021
Mrs. Jones was my 5th grade teacher at William Holiday many years ago. I just loved her!! She was so sweet and kind to all of her students. I had some issues learning my times tables during that year and she taught me a song, I still use the song in my head today at 48. Rest in Peace Mrs. Jones.
SHANNON BOSWORTH
June 16, 2021
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