Jones, Lillie


Died: March 24, 2013

Lillie Gertrude Higdon Jones, 94, of San Jose, Illinois passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Mason City Area Nursing Home. She was born July 19, 1918 the daughter of David and Mirtie (Satterly) Pullium in Dugansville, Kentucky. She married Raymond Higdon in Pekin, IL September 3, 1938 he passed away July 21, 1987. She later married Richard Jones Sr. in Dubuque, Iowa he passed away June 12, 2003.

Lillie is survived by two sons: James (Sue) Higdon of San Jose, IL, Robert (Carol) Higdon of Franklin, IL. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 23 great-great grandchildren, 3 step children, 18 step grandchildren and 26 step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sons, one daughter, two daughter- in- laws, two brothers, one sister, and one great grandson.

She was a member of the Baptist Church in Kentucky and was a member of the Farm Bureau and AARP.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday March 27, 2013 at the San Jose United Methodist Church. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00 A.M. Pastor Stephen King and Allen Payne will officiate. Burial will be at the Prairie Rest Cemetery in Delavan, IL. Memorials may be made to American Diabetic Association or San Jose Fire and Rescue. Hurley Funeral Home in San Jose is assisting the family with the arrangements. Online memorial messages for the family may be left at

Hurley Funeral Home

255 S Main St
Chandlerville, IL
Phone: (217) 458-2424