Rosemarie Jones, 66


Rosemarie Jones, 66, of Hillsboro, died on Thursday, May 13, 2021, at Hallmark Healthcare in Carlinville.

Visitation will be held Saturday, May 22, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Hough and Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Funeral services will follow, beginning at 12 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. James Hayes officiating. Burial will be held at Crabtree Cemetery in Litchfield.

Mrs. Jones was born Oct. 22, 1954, in Gary, IN, to William and Ruth (McClellan) Speed. She married Jessie Jones on Oct. 27, 1972, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 2018.

During her career, she served as a waitress and cashier at truck stops in Gary, IN. She was of the Baptist faith.

Mrs. Jones is survived by her son, Jessie L. Jones of Hillsboro; daughter, Heidi Jones of Indiana; three grandchildren, Logan, Tyler and Alex Jones; great-granddaughter, Aleeyah Jones, plus one on the way; and siblings, Anna (Tim) Rose, Sam (Jan) Speed, both of Kentucky, Mary (Rex) Kahle of Litchfield, William (Mary Ellen) Speed and Kenneth Speed, both of Hillsboro.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Robert “Bob” Speed.

Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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