Gladys L. (Sears) Jones

Born: Mon., Nov. 28, 1921
Died: Tue., Jun. 27, 2017

Celebration of Life

10:00 AM Fri., Jun. 30, 2017
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Gladys L. Jones, 95, Stoy, IL passed away Tuesday June 27, 2017 at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, IL.

Born November 28, 1921 in Crawford County Illinois she was the daughter of Ralph Sears and Edith (Donaldson) Sears. She married Charles “Chuck” Lackey in 1942 and he preceded her in death 1980. Gladys married Albert E. Jones in 1981 and he died on November 19, 1999.

As a young lady, Gladys worked as a waitress at the Sears Café in Stoy, IL which was owned by her mother. She spent most of her adult life as a homemaker and housewife. She was Past President of the Ladies Legion of Honor Auxiliary of the Murat Temple in Indianapolis, IN; was a member of the Hillbilly Gals of the Murat Temple; belonged to the Crawford Memorial Hospital Auxiliary of Robinson, IL and was a member of the Oblong American Legion Post #219 Ladies Auxiliary, Oblong, IL.

Gladys is survived by a nephew Michael Brimberry of Colorado, cousins and a host of friends.

Preceding Gladys in death were her parents, first husband Charles “Chuck” Lackey, two sons Keith “K.B.” Lackey who was killed in the Viet Nam War in 1970 and Jerry “J.C.” Lackey who died in 1989; a grandson Brian Keith Lackey who died as an infant and her second husband Albert E. Jones.

A Celebration of Gladys’s Life will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday June 30, 2017 at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, IL. There will be no visitation which is what Gladys wanted. Burial will be in the Oblong Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers it is requested that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong American Legion Post #219 Auxiliary with envelopes at the funeral home or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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