Lora Mae Jones (88) of Effingham


Published on January 31 2013 10:09 am

Lora Mae Jones, 88, of Effingham died at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Saturday.  Burial will be in Stewardson Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church in Stewardson. www.bauerfh.com.

Lora Mae was born April 16, 1924 in Mode, the daughter of Henry F. and Cordila (Monteray) Kessler. She married Aubrey Jones February 21, 1943. Lora Mae was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Stewardson.

Lora Mae is survived by two sons, Jerry (wife Merna) of Stewardson and Ron (wife Paula) of Strasburg; two daughters, Joyce (husband Bill) Downing of Grauetle, Arkansas and Jackie (husband Michael) Walker of Effingham; 12 grandchildren, Bobby Cordts of Texas, Dawn Burrell of Rogers, Arkansas, Rachael Forest of Pineville, Missouri, Matt Jones of Effingham, Chris Jones of Stewardson, Abby Jones of Stewardson, Elizabeth Smith of Effingham, Nikki Daniels of Strasburg, Jacob Reed of Pensacola, Florida, Joshua Reed of Fall River, Kansas, Brady Walker of Effingham and Jordon Jones of Strasburg; twenty great-grandchildren also survive.

Lora Mae was preceded in death by her parents; two baby brothers and brother, Melvin Kessler; four sisters, Dorothy (Roley) Campbell, Marie Buckley, Thelma Turrentine and Viola Miner.