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Cecil L. Jones Click for Condolences      Printable Version
1946 - 2008

Cecil L. JonesCECIL L. JONES

Cecil L. Jones, age 61, of Kahoka, MO, died Tuesday, August 19, 2008, at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born August 27, 1946, in Kahoka, a son of Earl and Lorene Moss Jones.

He and Mary D. Burlingame were married March 5, 1972 in Kahoka.

Cecil is survived by his wife, Mary, of Kahoka; three sons, Gary (Lynn) Jones of Kahoka, James (Amee) Jones of Lancaster and Andy (Amy) Jones of Kahoka; three daughters, Terri Jones, Jeanne Justice and Colleen (Mrs. Jim) Elder, all of Kahoka; a brother, Wayne (Norma) Jones of Medill; a sister, Wyneta (Ken) Fishback of Kahoka; eleven grandchildren: Calem Lipper, Joshua Justice, Lincoln Jones, Jacob Justice, Dylan "D.J." Jones, Jena Elder, Aiden Jones, Adison Jones, and Christopher, Jimmy and Thomas Hessley; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson.

Cecil graduated from Kahoka High School in 1964 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wayland. His entire life involved devoting his time to others, serving as Deputy and later as City Marshall, operating the North End Café, and in his skills as a carpenter. Not only was he a skilled carpenter, but he never considered himself too busy that he couldn't take time doing the little jobs as a handy man to many in the community, especially the elderly. His home and his surrounding buildings and yard that he designed and built, are reminders of the love and pride he had for his family. He also had a gift for sewing, and was an excellent cook. He loved to garden, loved to grow flowers, and spend time fishing and hunting. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

Funeral services were held Saturday, August 23, 2008, at 10 a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka with Rev. Dan Deatrick officiating. Burial followed in the Kahoka Cemetery.

Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to Blessing Hospice or the donor's choice.

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There are currently 35 condolences.

Diane (Pagel) Mack
Friday September 12, 2008 at 8:11 PM

So sorry to hear of Cecil's passing. Know that he is in a better place and is free from pain. God be with you and your family during this difficult time.
John Burris
Tuesday August 26, 2008 at 4:48 AM

I'm sure at a loss too know what to say [right now] I never met or new Cecil and only met my cousin's when I was around 6 to 10 years old. I sure wish I could have had more contacts with all of you. "I was where God wanted me to be"? There was no mention of why or how, Cecil was too young. And I would like to convey the condolences of the Burris families. Cousin JOHN
Trent and Amber Hunziker
Monday August 25, 2008 at 11:27 AM

James, Amee, and entire family...Please take comfort in knowing that Cecil is know enjoying everlasting life and reaping the rewards of all the wonderful things he has done in his life. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you now.
Sunday August 24, 2008 at 8:11 PM

Mary: We are so sorry to hear of your great loss. We're glad the gold fish arrived before Cecil passed. If you need anything feel free to contact us. Your family is in our prayers. Merle Hamner and Family.
Sunday August 24, 2008 at 2:20 PM

The toil of hard work is over for my little brother Cecil. At the young age of 12 he was already working at the North End Grocery. Our mother became ill and was out of the home quite often when he was a teenager. He would come to me for advice and guidance which continued throughout his life. I couldn`t deny him anything and was glad I could be there for him. Cecil married very young and was left with 2 small children (Gary & Terri) to raise. To make ends meet he even taught himself to sew, making dresses for his little daughter Terri. Our mother and father was also a great support to him. Cecil, Wayne and I so enjoyed sharing flower and gardening ideas together. I will miss him so much, but God is rewarding him now for the hard work and kindness he has shown others.
Hank & Sandy Kleine
Sunday August 24, 2008 at 12:21 AM

Mary and Family- May GOD be with you during this time. We are so sorry for your loss. Cecil was a great man and will be sadly missed. Love you guys, Hank & Sandy
barb huttenstine
Friday August 22, 2008 at 8:24 PM

Amee, My love and prayers are with you, James and of course the rest of the family. Your memories wil be many and the best memories stay locked in your heart where you can bring them out to share whenever you want. Love to you and yours always! Miss Barb
Kristy Fishback
Friday August 22, 2008 at 6:10 PM

Cecil my Uncle- As a kid there was always tickling, apple shiners, and laughter. My home is the creation of Cecil. There is not a room in my house inside and out including the white picket fence that he has not touched with his hands. He brought the old house back to life and always made it a family project! There is not a day that goes by that his presence and hard work doesn't surround me. He will always be missed!
Chris, Dena, & Olivia Plant
Friday August 22, 2008 at 4:47 PM

Cecil touched so many people's lives; he will be greatly missed. It's hard to let our loved ones go, but if you remember they are now in a position to watch over every member of the family it will help ease the pain. This road you are now traveling is a long and sometimes bumpy road. If you need a place to stop along the way, we both have been there and we will be more than happy to sit and listen, cry together, and remember the good times; as that is what friend are for. Cecil finished the work God intended for him to complete, and now he is receiving his greatest reward; everlasting life with those who have passed before. Please give us a call if you need to talk.
Wayne and Mary Jo Laffoon
Friday August 22, 2008 at 10:48 AM

Mary, Please know we are thinking about you during this sad time. I can't think of a time that we saw Cecil that he didn't have a smile and kind thing to say. He will definitely be missed. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.
Al and Nancy Sonnenberg
Friday August 22, 2008 at 9:18 AM

To The Family of Cecil: Al and I would like to say how sorry we were to hear of Cecil's passing. We only got to meet and talk with him 3 times, but they are times we will both remember for a long time. Al loved talking gardening with him (and even think he learned a few things from him). I know how much our granddaughter, Amy, loved him and will keep his presence always to their son, Aiden. Mary, we know you will have lots of tears, both for sorrow and joy for all the good memories you two shared. Your family will help get you through this time of sorrow because we could see the love they all had for him and for you. Al and Nancy Sonnengerg Montrose, Iowa
Ken Fishabck
Friday August 22, 2008 at 9:09 AM

Cecil was a terrific brother-in-law and friend we will miss him.
Heidi [McKinzie] Hays
Thursday August 21, 2008 at 11:39 PM

Gary: So very sorry to hear of Cecil's death. I remember when I used to work at Mac's and how much "razzing" he would dish out. My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family.
doris horton
Thursday August 21, 2008 at 7:26 PM

mary my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time god bless
John Brown
Thursday August 21, 2008 at 5:45 PM

Was sorry to hear of Cecil's passing. Patty(Fisher)Plenge had sent me an email. We were all in the same class and Cecil was always such a delightful person to be around because he was so friendly and easy going. I worked with Cecil for a little bit when he worked for Bud Davis at the old DX station in Kahoka. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.
Barbara & Ronnie Martin
Thursday August 21, 2008 at 3:20 PM

Jim, So sorry to hear about your Dad. You resemble him in his picture. Just want to let you know--am thinking about you & your family. A co-Worker
Steven Wilson
Thursday August 21, 2008 at 2:51 PM

Terri, We were very sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. Please accept our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Jones families. Steve & Tammy Wilson Fort Wayne, IN
Christina Clements (Hurst)
Thursday August 21, 2008 at 12:07 PM

We are so sorry to hear about Cecil's passing. He meant such a great deal to dad which in turn meant a lot to us. Our thoughts are with you every day. Love David, Chris, Becca and Davey
Michael and Tara Hurst
Thursday August 21, 2008 at 11:37 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts. I know Billy will miss him dearly.
Billy and Sharon Hurst
Thursday August 21, 2008 at 11:36 AM

We have lost a dear brother. Bill and I will miss his phone calls. They would talk for an hour. We are so grateful that we were able to come back last year and spend such wonderful time with all of the family. He will be so missed. All of our love and prayers will be with you.
Ronda Flynn and Veleta Wilkinson and Family
Thursday August 21, 2008 at 9:39 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. He was a good man and will be missed.
Delbert and Twila Harper
Thursday August 21, 2008 at 9:09 AM

Mary and family; You have our deepest sympathy. May God bless you and give you strength at this difficult time. Delbert and Twila Harper
Mike McColm
Wednesday August 20, 2008 at 11:06 PM

I was deeply saddened to learn of Cecil's passing. He was a good man who always seemed to have a smile on his face. He will be missed.
Kathy Alvis
Wednesday August 20, 2008 at 5:56 PM

Mary & family, Sorry for your loss. May God be with you. Kathy
Mike & Robin Dalton & family
Wednesday August 20, 2008 at 4:46 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss if you need anything please let us know our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
Angela Krasniuk and Family
Wednesday August 20, 2008 at 2:58 PM

Uncle Wayne So sorry to hear of your loss my thoughts will be with you and your family during this hard time.
mira griffin and ava young carter
Wednesday August 20, 2008 at 12:44 PM

mary and family sorry about cecil your all in my familys prayers love each and everyone.
Richard & Teresa Kearns
Wednesday August 20, 2008 at 12:00 PM

Mary and family With deepest sympathy at this time of sorrow. Holding you close in thought now and in the days ahead. So sorry for your loss of Cecil. He is in gods care now in a better place with no more pain and suffering. If you need anything please call on us. We will do want we can. God Bless you all. With deepest sympathy.
Doug and Michelle English
Wednesday August 20, 2008 at 11:06 AM

Mary and family: We will miss seeing our friend/neighbor driving by and giving us a hard time, but at the same time we take comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering. We pray for your comfort, strength and guidance.
Debbie Bourgeois/Pitt
Wednesday August 20, 2008 at 10:42 AM

Mary, May you find peace & comfort knowing Cecil is in a better place now & doesn't have to suffer. My thoughts & prayers are with you & the kids. Treasure all your wonderful memories.
First Federal Bank
Wednesday August 20, 2008 at 9:41 AM

We're sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you in this time of need.
Randy & Irene Fish
Wednesday August 20, 2008 at 9:29 AM

Our hearts go out to all of you at this most difficult of times. You are in our thoughts & prayers.
Billie Morrow
Wednesday August 20, 2008 at 9:07 AM

May God bless you and your family in this difficult time. My prayers are with you and your family.
Stu Strickler
Tuesday August 19, 2008 at 10:19 PM

May God comfort and bless your family in this time of sorrow.
Danny and Jody Scharfenberg
Tuesday August 19, 2008 at 8:51 PM

Danny and I just wanted to tell you how sorry we are for the loss of Cecil! Our Thoughts and Prayer's are with you all.

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