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Ruth A. Jones, 80, of Rockford, passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018. Born on September 3, 1937 in Henderson, Tennessee, the daughter of Carl and Bertha (Hand) Uselton. Ruth married Johnny R. Jones on March 21, 1958 in Rockford. He predeceased her on June 9, 2008. She worked at National Lock Company for 36 years and Winnebago County Housing Authority for 13 years.
Survived by her children, Rhonda, Jeff, and Debbie; grandchildren, Betty (Darrin), John (Constance), Abe (Raquel), Mikayla, Chrissy (LaShawn), April (Bob), Donny (Misty), Antonio (Tina), and Austin; 18 great-grandchildren 5 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Darrell (June) Uselton; and sisters, Shirley A. (Scotty) Scott, and Patricia (Barry) Mayo. Also predeceased by her parents; daughter, Karen; son, Doug; and two brothers, Carl E. and Charles Uselton.
Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave., Rockford. Visitation will be from 11:00 to 11:45 a.m. prior to the service in the chapel. Burial at Scandinavian Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family.

Condolences & Shared Memories (12)

  1. Sharon, Leo&Linda

    Rhonda, so sorry for your lost. We have so many memories, of our many years living upstairs from you and your family. Your in our thoughts.

  2. Shelby

    Rhonda, so sorry for your loss. I have many good memories of your mom. You all are in our prayers.

  3. Marilyn

    Wow, getting so shocked by my friends passing on. Judy left a few weeks ago. Now you? I have not seen either of you in years but you were always in my heart. Sending all my love and condolences. Well Ruth you are now with Karen and all. Peace be with you all.

  4. Margaret and Virgil Jones

    We had such great times together. When I was a newly wed she helped me so much. I Love this entire family. We lived on the same street and I kept her kids and we saw each other daily. This is not the end, and we will see her again.

  5. Leon Singleton

    With all the love one can "muster", I love you with all my heart. You made a huge impression on my life, for that O am eternally grateful R.I.P. My dear friend & Rockford Mom

  6. Glenda Browder

    You were a trooper! Had not been able to visit with you over the past years; however, we were like growing. Loved you so much. Love and prayers to the family.

  7. Louise Barlow

    I was waiting for you to appear on Facebook and was going to call.You were my dearest friend.Never heard her speak an unkind word to anyone.She was my spiritual sister.I miss her even now. Rest In Peace,you are home.

  8. Heaven needed an Angel

    I'm so sorry she had to leave. I love you. Donna Boyd

  9. Michelle Jenkins

    I remeber so many times this lady was kinder to me more so then my own kin..she always welcomed people with open arms..never let anyone leave her home sad and always made sure you knew you were loved even if you weren't her blood..she loved her family and life..its truly a sad day to say my final goodbyes..but i am over joyed knowing she is now at reat with her loved ones in heaven and in no more pain...may you rest in peace sweetheart love you ans if you get timw while up in paradise send some signs your with us from time to time...i am sure april would love that as would kendal

  10. Jayne Lovelace

    Condolences to the family. I am from Maury City Tennessee and am good friends with Pat. Love talking with Mrs. Ruth via Facebook. Prayers for all of you.

  11. Vicki Jones

    You will be forever missed and loved in my ❤ heart. I love yo Auntie Ruth , may you rest in peace in the arms of our dear Lord forever and ever.

  12. Paulette Jones

    Aunt Ruth was a beautiful lady. She will be missed. I only wish I could have hugged her one more time

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