Marjorie Jane Banks Jones

Published 7:40 am Monday, November 5, 2012

August 24, 1926 –
November 3, 2012

Marjorie Jane Banks Jones, 86, of Climax, passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at her residence.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at Climax United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Wayne McDonald officiating. Bill Colson, Charles Hadsock, Keith Harrison, Ryan McMillan, Butch Mosely and Daryl Willis will serve as active pallbearers.

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The graveside funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville, Ill. with the Rev. Don Riley officiating. Jan Runner, Jay Runner, Ronald Runner, and Michael Runner will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Ivey Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Vashti Center For Children and Families, 1815 E. Clay Street, Thomasville, GA 31792.

Mrs. Jones was born Aug. 24, 1926, in Blandinsville, Ill., the daughter of Harley James Banks and Edith Leone Gordon Banks. She was a graduate of Blandinsville High School, Class of 1944, and graduated from Gem City Business School in Quincy, Ill.

Mrs. Jones was a dedicated homemaker. She was an active member of Climax Methodist Church, where she was a member of the choir, the United Methodist Women, and the Golden Agers. Mrs. Jones was also a member and president of Climax Community Club, where she was active with Swine Time for over 18 years, The Big Bend Golf League, and the Sew-N-Sew Quilters. Quilting was her passion; Mrs. Jones also loved to cook and garden.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Wendell Franklin Banks, Donald Edward Banks, and Richard Gordon Banks; and her sister, Susan Georgianna Banks.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Robert Eugene Jones of Climax; her sons, Steven R. Jones and his wife, Patty, of Selah, Wash., and David E. Jones and his wife, Kathy of Thompson, Ohio; her daughters, Amy M. Jones and her husband, John Sistrunk, of Tallahassee, Fla. and Jane E. Jones Speake of Athens, Ga.; her sister, Norma G. Runner of Blandinsville, Ill.; her three grandchildren, Kathryn E. Jones, Adam E. Jones and Alice R. Speake; and her step-granddaughter, Amber N. Weber.

Ivey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.