|Death: ||Jun. 18, 2010|
PEORIA, IL - Laura Virginia Sholes of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Peoria, Ill., passed away peacefully at age 74, amongst her loved ones on Friday, June 18, 2010.
Laura was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and terrific friend.
She was a part-time volunteer at her residence home but a full-time member of her family, and she also volunteered at Northwood Presbyterian Church in Peoria. Wherever Laura went, joy and laughter followed. Her infectious smile and ability to see only the best in everyone she met enriched the lives of many. Her child-like innocence and compassion for others truly brought out the best in everyone around her.
She is survived by her daughter, Terry (husband, Tom); her son, Mark (wife, Brinton); seven grandchildren, Mark, Ann, Cory, Dorothy, Kyle, Sarah and Michael; four great-grandchildren, Kortney, Ethan, Karson and Kelvin; sister, Anna May Wilson; and, of course, her dog, Lucky.
Laura was born in Olney, Ill., and was the youngest daughter of Roy E. and Margaritha C. Gertsch Jones.
Laura's sister, Morjorie Koehler, lived & died in Missouri and her brother, Roy Lee Jones, lived and died in Alaska.
Laura accumulated an endless list of friends in her life through her selfless dedication to assist others in times of both joy and sorrow. Although her passing seems all too soon, Laura truly was an angel in many eyes and her loved ones are comforted to know that she is back home with God once again.
Published in the Peoria Journal Star on 6/22/2010
Roy E. Jones (1903 - 1947)
Margaritha C. Gertsch Jones (1905 - 1965)
Created by: Jeanette
Record added: Jun 29, 2010
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