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Nancy J. Jones, 70, of Tower Hill, died Thursday, November 30, 2017 at St. Marys Hospital, Decatur. She was born May 27, 1947 in Shelbyville, IL to the late Russell & Lela (Smith) McCollum.
Nancy had lived in Tower Hill most of her life, having lived in her current home for 50 years. She was a member of the Tower Hill Christian Church, where she was very active and taught Sunday school to seniors. She founded the Apples of God Womens Ministry and ran the In Gods Hands Thrift Shop in Tower Hill. Nancy had worked as a nursing home administrator, as well as for Pana Schools as a teachers aide. She enjoyed sewing, crafts and loved her family very much.
Nancy McCollum married Harry Jones on July 23, 1966 in Tower Hill and he survives, along with their children: Tina (Jerry) Ray, St. Augustine, FL; Tim (Angie) Jones, Shelbyville, IL; Jennifer Owens, St. Augustine, FL; grandchildren: Mia Jones, Grady Jones, Lauren Jones; and brothers: Jim (Kay) McCollum, Atwood, IL & Mark (Dee) McCollum, Arthur, IL.
Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital or In Gods Hands Ministry, Tower Hill.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 4, 2017 in the Tower Hill Christian Church at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Derrick Ritchie officiating. Burial will be in Tower Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the church.
McCracken-Dean Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Published on December 1, 2017
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