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Rebecca (Becky) Means Jones, 88, of Lake Forest, Illinois, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, peacefully with her family by her side in Lake Forest, Illinois.
Born September 1, 1922, in Fayette, she was the loving daughter of Brigadier General Lewis M. and Evangeline Boggs Means. Raised in Fayette, she attended high school in Jefferson City, and briefly attended Central Methodist College and the University of Missouri before transferring to Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, where she graduated in 1944. After graduation she lived in St. Louis, where she met her future husband, Phillip N. Jones MD at the Veiled Prophet Ball. She adored her family including children: Robert N. Jones, MD (Mica) of Midland, Minnesota, Rebecca Ann Jones, and Margaret Jones Barnhart (Steven) of Lake Forest, Illinois. She and her husband lived in Kenilworth for over 40 years before moving to Lake Forest Place, in 1998. She will be remembered for her indomitable and enthusiastic spirit, her love of faith, family, friends, community, country, gardening, politics, and for her ever optimistic and joyful outlook on life. A memorial service was held at the Kenilworth Union Church in Kenilworth, Illinois on Saturday, May 1, 2010. Her body was cremated and placed in the Kenilworth Church Garden in Kenilworth, Illinois.
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