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Zelma G. Jones

August 22, 1977 ~ December 13, 2023 (age 46) 46 Years Old

Zelma Jones Obituary

Zelma Glenn Jones, age 46, of Benton, Illinois, passed away at 7:09 p.m. Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at the Deaconess Midtown Hospital of Evansville, Indiana.

Zelma was born on August 22, 1977; the daughter of William Wesley Willmore and Loretta May (Moore) Willmore. On July 4, 2012, she married Ralph LaVern Jones, together they shared eleven years of marriage.

Zelma was a BCHS Graduate of 1994.

She was employed in the bakery at the Benton West City Wal-Mart. Formerly she was employed with Aisin Manufacturing of Marion. She also used to work as a housekeeper at the Rend Lake Resort, and she was a CNA.

Zelma enjoyed going fishing, camping, cuddling on the couch with her dogs, and going on family picnics. She enjoyed life. Her family said her favorite holiday was Halloween, and that her most favorite thing to do was to spend time with family.

Surviving is her loving husband Ralph L. Jones of Benton, IL; a son Damian Jones of Benton, IL, a step-son Isaiah Campbell of Benton, IL;  her mother Loretta May Willmore of Benton, IL; four brothers: Jeremiah Willmore and wife Christina of Anna, IL, Hershel Willmore of Benton, IL, Tommie Willmore and wife Bonnie of Benton, IL, Leonard Willmore of Benton, IL; a sister Suella Howell and husband Roy of Benton, IL; two fur babies Raven and Westlynn; a grand fur baby Lilly Lou; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Elizabeth Obrecht; her father William Wesley Willmore; a sister-in-law Christina Vaughn; an aunt, Evlynn Gower; her great-grandmother Velma Gower; and a fur baby Bently.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, IL, with Pastor Michael Jeter officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery East of Thompsonville, IL. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. Tuesday until the funeral hour at 1:00 p.m. at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

The family would prefer memorial contributions be made in memory of Zelma to her family to assist with expenses.

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December 19, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Funeral Service
December 19, 2023

1:00 PM
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, IL 62812


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