Barbara Jones

Barbara Jones

URBANA – Barbara L. Jones, 83, of Urbana passed away at 4:25 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 19, 2013) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Owens Funeral Home, 101 N. Elm St., Champaign, with visitation being one hour prior at the funeral home. Pastor Mark Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign.

Barbara was born May 1, 1929, in Urbana, a daughter to Neal and Lucile (Freeman) Wilson. She married Robert "Bunker" Jones on March 20, 1949. He passed away in 2003.

She is survived by a sister, Evelyn McMains of Atlanta; a son, Alan S. (Diane) Jones of Champaign; two daughters, Pamela S. (Bill) Devlin of Champaign and Nancy L. Hunt of Indianapolis; five grandchildren, Kelly Jones, Sara (Kevin) Cremeens, Bob (Jocelin) Devlin, Jennifer (Jabal) Sole and Andrea (Dane) Johnson; and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her very special friend, Tom Arie.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Walter Wilson.

Barbara enjoyed bowling and meeting her friends for breakfast, lunch or supper. She will always be remembered for her wit and love of playing cards or any other games where she could be competitive.

Her family and friends will miss her laughter, compassion for dogs, as well as her chocolate chip cookies and deviled eggs.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family requests that memorials be made in Barbara's name to Bible Baptist Church in Champaign or Stevick Senior Center of Champaign.

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