Larry E. Jones

Alton | Sunday, January 22 2012

Larry E. Jones, 72, passed away at 6:40 pm on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at Relais Bonne Eau in Edwardsville with his family by his side.


He was born on August 20, 1939 in Medora, IL, the son of John E. and Dorothy L. (Adams) Jones. 

He married Bonnie A. Dunn.  They later divorced but still shared their loving family together.

Larry was an aircraft mechanic at McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, MO, retiring in 1996.  He enjoyed fishing, gardening, Cardinals baseball, Ram’s football, Illini basketball and most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, David and Linda Jones of Worden, Matthew and Michele Jones of Godfrey and Kristen and Dave Lange of Edwardsville; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Christopher Rowland, Matt and Sarah Darr, Tony Darr, Alex Jones, Brandon and Adam Lange, Abraham and Corrine Jones; three great grandchildren, Drew, Madi and Emma; a brother, Rodger Jones of Alton and his friend, Paula Dugan; a sister and brother-in-law, Yvonne and Bill Alt of Indiana and his aunt, Harriett Christiansen of Jerseyville.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert “Pudge” Jones.

Private family services were held at Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens Chapel.  

Burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. 

Memorials may be made to Senior Services Plus, 2603 N. Rodgers, Alton, IL  62002 or Hospice of Southern Illinois at Relais Bonne Eau Community Hospice Home, 7325 Marine Road, Edwardsville, IL 62025.

Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

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