Amy Beth Jones, 61


Amy Beth (McCann) Jones, 61, of Springfield, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at her home.

A private memorial gathering and service will be held, with the Rev. Justin Snider officiating. Burial will follow at New Union Cemetery in Lincoln. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Ms. Jones was born Aug. 14, 1959, in Lincoln to Don F. and Patty J. (Wagner) McCann. She obtained her initial degree from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Peoria and went on to obtain her masters in nursing from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.

Ms. Jones had a passion for nursing, which began at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. While there, she began as a nurse manager on the eighth floor and over many years gathered more responsibility and excelled as the Director of the Emergency Room, Emergency Department and then currently as the Executive Nurse Leader.

Though her career was a passion of hers, Ms. Jones’ biggest joy and love was her son, Drew.  She was so proud of his accomplishments and success in his career, as well as life in general.

A member of the Springfield First United Methodist Church, Ms. Jones was a social butterfly who absolutely loved catching up with friends over a glass of wine.  She was also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and loved watching a good game.

She is survived by her son, Andrew “Drew” Jones of Springfield; her mother; her brother, Kim (Janice) McCann of Sarasota, FL; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Her father preceded her in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to HSHS St. John’s Foundation, 800 East Carpenter St., Springfield, IL 62769. In check memo designate either to: The Amy Jones Nursing Scholarship at St. John’s College of Nursing, or Children’s Miracle Network at St. John’s Children’s Hospital.  Online memorials may be given at