Mary Kathryn Jones

Mary Kathryn Jones

Birth
Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA
Death 11 Jul 1949 (aged 4)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA
Plot Mausoleum-AA-Crypt 1-Row C-FAITH
Memorial ID 31925486 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Mary Kathryn Jones was born on October 14, 1944 the daughter of Kenneth R and Kathryn B. Jones. While Kathryn was pregnant her son Jack affectionately called his unborn baby sister "The Kid". Mary Kathryn was named for her father's Grandmother Miner and mother's Grandmother Gibbs. The happy family was reunited when Ken returned from World War II. The four seemed to have a perfect life but there were some difficult days ahead. In 1947, Mary Kathryn was diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer. Despite expert diagnosis and care from places like Sloan Kettering, on July 11, 1949, Mary Kathryn died and with her some of Ken's boundless energy and Kathryn's joy. Her legacy is left in the life of her brother who was born to fill the emptiness in their lives. Though I never knew my sister, she will always be a part of me.

Danville Commercial News
July 12, 1949
MARY JONES, 4, DIES IN HOSPITAL IN CHICAGO
Mary Kathryn Jones, 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Jones, 18 W. Winter Ave., died Monday afternoon at Billings Hospital in Chicago where she had been a patient for three weeks. She had been ill since last November.

She was born Oct. 14, 1944, in Danville and was christened in the Church of the Holy Trinity.

Survivors include the parents, a brother, Jack, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Baum, Danville and paternal grandfather, Roy Jones, Monticello.

The body is at the Callahan & Jones Funeral Home and will remain there for funeral services at 3 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Edson P. Sheppard officiating. Burial will be in Springhill Cemetery.


Family Members

Parents
Siblings Half Siblings

Sponsored by Ancestry

Advertisement

Plan a visit to Spring Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum?

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: Robert Jones
  • Added: 3 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31925486
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Kathryn Jones (14 Oct 1944–11 Jul 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31925486, citing Spring Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Robert Jones (contributor 46993278) .