Cleta Maxine Jones


Mrs. Cleta Maxine Jones 95 years old formally of Farina, Vandalia and Clinton, passed away peacefully on early Friday morning, April 5, 2019 at the Treasure Coast Hospice, Fort Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday April 18th at 11:30 am at Kull Funeral Home, St. Elmo with the Rev. Kent "Pee Wee" Denton officiating. Visitation will be held for the family and friends the same day at the funeral home beginning at 10:00 AM. Burial will be at the Sidener Cemetery, rural St. Elmo, following the service where she will be buried next to her husband.

Cleta was born in Farina, Illinois on August 6, 1923 one of twelve siblings into the family of Lewis and Anna Bell Simmons-Hawkey. She married William Eugene Jones on July 22,1939 in Effingham, Illinois. He preceded her in death on August 20, 1992.

Cleta lived in Farina, Vandalia, Clinton, Illinois and then moved to Florida in 1969. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed. In addition to raising seven children, she worked outside the home throughout her life as a custodian, housekeeper and waitress.

Cleta is survived by a son: Edward (Patricia) Jones of Fort Pierce, Florida; 3-daughters: Mary (Robert) Thomas of Swansea, Illinois; Barbara (Richard) Taylor of Bloomington, Illinois and Martha Vale of Lecanto, Florida; 2-brothers: Lewis (Veda) Hawkey of Lawton, Oklahoma and Rolland Hawkey of Effingham, Illinois. 24 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 7-great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sons: James Aaron, Lewis Earl, and Clifford Jones; granddaughters: Sherry Jones-Tappenhagen and Angela Jones-Moyer, brothers: Elsworth, Jerry, Harold Gene, Kenneth and Earl Hawkey; sisters: Pauline Depoister, Mildred Bermingham, Imogene Beasley, and Aileen Hawkey.

Memorials may be directed to the family or a charity of the donor's choosing.
Published on April 15, 2019
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Juanita Richey Whjte
Jun 10, 2019
Please except my deepest sympathies.
I pray you will find comfort & peace in your times of sadness.
May you hold on to the memories.
The good times & keep them close in your heart.
I believe Cleta's light will shine bright and lead you through the darkest of day's.
GOD Bless!! Stay strong!! 🙏
Juanita M Richey
Jun 09, 2019
Aunt Cleta,
You will be truly missed.
Your smile was like the sunshine big and bright.
Your heart was always opened and you always spoke the truth.
I will remember the good times I had as a little girl & as a grown women any time spent with you was always a good time!
I will remember all the stories and history of the family you always shared, the laughter and smiles.
You spent 95 years as a Christian and devoted your life to God.
I know your in heaven and God is very proud of all your works on this earth in your past 95 year's!!!
I know you are one of the brightest Angels in heaven!!
I love you and will remember all the good you shared with so many lives on this earth...
Miss you Aunt Cl
...eta 💔
Love Juanita Richey White
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