Phyllis J. Jones, 85, of Washington, IL, passed away at 3:14 pm, Sunday, May 23, 2021, at Unity Point Health Methodist.
On June 25, 1935, she was born in Peoria, the daughter of Felix and Irma Martin Daxenbichler. She married Richard Traughber. He passed away on June 13, 1997. She then married Stanley Jones, and he passed away on March 17, 2000. One grandson, two brothers, and one sister also preceded her in death.
Surviving are five children, Deana (Jimmy) Lane of Cedar Rapids, IA, Sherry (Eric) Wilkens of Big Sandy, TN; Terri (Mike) Blank of Washington, IL Eric (Dawn) Traughber of Washington, IL; and Sharla (Ed) Schneider) of Idaho Falls, ID. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
She worked for Caterpillar executive office dining room in Peoria. Phyllis was a real estate agent for Lincoln National Realty in East Peoria for several years. She was a member of Roland Manor Baptist Church for 20 years, where she sang in the church choir. Phyllis was also a member Caterpillar Retirees Club.
She loved going to garage sales, thoroughly enjoyed line dancing, going to the movie theatre, attending church, visiting with church members. Her biggest joy in life was spending time with her family.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service is scheduled for 6:00pm Thursday, May 27, 2021, at Roland Manor Baptist Church. Pastor Steve Hardin will officiate the service. Visitation will be one hour before the service also at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be given to Roland Manor Baptist Church. To share a memory or send a condolence to her family, visit www.masonfuneralhomes.com.
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