Kathy L. Jones

Kathy L. Jones age 71, of Quincy died on Sunday, November 19, 2023 in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL. Kathy was born in Kirksville, MO, on September 6, 1952, a daughter of Reason Frank and Hilma June (Phillips) Goodwin.   Her family moved to Bowen, IL when she was a small child.

She married Richard E. Jones on March 23, 1979, in Quincy, and he survives.

She worked at Motorola in Quincy from 1971-1975, and then worked for Wellman Florist.  Kathy was a homemaker and she liked decorating her home for her family.

Kathy was a 1971 graduate of Southeastern High School. She was a member of the Hancock County Gun Club and was a participant for many years with Relay for Life. She was an avid reader; her favorite author was J.D. Robb, and she always liked an F.B.I. thriller. Most of all, Kathy treasured the time spent with her kids and their dogs.

In addition to her husband Rich, survivors include her 2 children: Richard D. and his wife Jessica (Bunch) Jones of Griggsville, IL; Kendra and her husband Jason Tieken of Springfield, IL.

One brother: Dennis and his wife Karen Goodwin of Quincy. One sister, Phyllis Perrigo of Shelbyville, MO.
Brothers and sisters-in-law, Michelle (Steve) Faught of Cedar Falls, IA; Paul E. (Sadie) Jones of Quincy; Karen A. Jones of Shelbina, MO; and James L. Jones of Quincy. Nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Jolene Foster, a brother, Bill Goodwin; and a brother-in-law, Donnie Perrigo.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Duker and Haugh Funeral Home with interment afterwards at Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Duker & Haugh.

The family requests memorials to Blessing Foundation for the Cancer Center and Radiation Fund, or to the Crohns Colitis Foundation, www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org

Messages may also be shared online at www.dukerandhaugh.com


  1. Dave and Stacie Byars on November 20, 2023 at 8:41 pm

    To my darlings, Kendra and Jayson Tieken. I know what a precious friendship you had with your mom and how difficult this time is for you sweet girl. My heart aches for you both and Richard also. We can’t be with you now in person, but our love and strength surrounds you at this sad time and always. All our love. uncle Dave and aunt Stacie

  2. Brenda Ohnemus on November 21, 2023 at 2:23 am

    Dennis I’m very sorry to hear of the death of Kathy. You and the rest of her family are in my prayers. Kathy was great friend she will be missed.

  3. Sharon (Daggett)Morrell on November 21, 2023 at 7:18 pm

    Kathy was a classmate of mine and also a very dear friend, went all 12 years of school together so hard to believe that she is gone so soon. Richard and family you have my sincere sympathy. And prayers go out to you.Kathy will be missed so much!!!

  4. Joanna Bunch on November 21, 2023 at 9:48 pm

    A truly sweet and wonderful person. Thank you Kathy Jones for loving my daughter like a second mother. You will truly be missed.

  5. Julie Bichsel on November 21, 2023 at 9:57 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Kathy’s passing. We always enjoyed our time together with Dorothy and John. Kathy was very sweet and always a pleasure to visit with. Sending hugs to Richard and kids

  6. Barbara Gooding Neill on November 21, 2023 at 10:53 pm

    Kathy and I started first grade together and went all the way through senior year. After graduation, we worked side by side that summer on a fuse line at Motorola in Quincy. Having a friend like Kathy they’re sure made it bearable and even fun at times. I moved away and lost touch but got to see her at a class reunion. Her enthusiasm and quick smile were such a joy. I am so very sorry for her family’s loss. I cannot be there for her service but will keep you all in my thoughts & prayers. Rest in peace, Kathy. 🙏🏻 Barbara Gooding Neill

  7. Marcy on November 22, 2023 at 7:47 pm

    I meant Kathy because her lovely daughter, Kendra and I worked at JC Penney.
    The brief time that I had the pleasure of seeing Kathy regularly was memorable.
    It was memorable because she made it that way.
    Always cheery, never anything but lovely. And a clear love of her daughter.

  8. Carolyn Klein on November 24, 2023 at 7:17 pm

    To Kendra and Jason,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Find the light in even the hardest days.
    Your Memorial Family

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