Fern Jones

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Fern M. Jones, nee Daab, 93, of Freeburg, IL, born December 2, 1926, in Smithton, IL, died Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Dammert Geriatric Center at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Jones was a grain and cattle farmer, working right along with her husband Jesse, each day. Aside from her love of the farm, Fern enjoyed fishing and time spent with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Jesse I. Jones, Jr., whom she married September 27, 1947, and who died August 21, 2004; her parents, Armin and Ella, nee Schanz, Daab; and four brothers, Lester, Hilmar, Vernon and Vernel Daab.

Surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, in both the Daab and Jones family.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral: Private family funeral services will be held with burial at Smithton City Cemetery, Smithton, IL.

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5 Comments on Fern Jones

Julia said : Guest Report Nov 09, 2020 at 7:25 AM

I’m so sorry for the families loss of Fern. I did her hair weekly at the shrine our lady of the snow. She made me laugh and shared so many stories with me! I will miss seeing Fern. God bless you Fern!!!

  • Swansea
  • Il
Monica Wachtel said : Guest Report Nov 05, 2020 at 7:27 AM

This lady will always have a special place in my heart...I enjoyed getting to know her at the Esquoline...she will always be my Smithton girl...many conversations were held about her farming and about all the Daabs ...she was so proud of her wedding picture of her and Jesse.and I know that she is so glad to be back with him in heaven..I will miss seeing Fern.at the Esquoline...prayers to the entire family...Rest in peace my dear friend...no more pain...Until we meet again..love you!!

  • Smithton
  • IL
Mark forcade said : Guest Report Nov 03, 2020 at 2:02 PM

To the families of fern. I was sorry to hear of fern’s passing. I enjoyed knowing fern and Jesse for a long time. They were very good people and friends. Please except my sympathy. Sincerely, mark

  • Smithton
  • Il
Debbie and Roger Maurer said : Guest Report Nov 03, 2020 at 7:52 AM

You were always a good neighbor Fern. You and Jesse are sorely missed and we pray you are finally at peace. We love you lady and are grateful and blessed to have known you.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Deanna Louveau said : Guest Report Nov 02, 2020 at 10:14 AM

Rest in peace Fern! I enjoyed growing up next to your farm and truly loved seeing you everyday on the tractor farming. You, Jesse, Armin and Bernice Becker (your best friends) can now be together and will spend your days reminiscing, laughing and talking about the good ole days on the farm. Love you and will miss you!.

  • Freeburg
  • IL

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