Doretha J. ‘Dee’ Jones, 73


Doretha “Dee” Jane (Siefert) Jones, 73, of Vandalia, died on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, at 3:30 a.m. at SBL Fayette County Hospital in Vandalia.

Graveside services were conducted Tuesday, Dec. 15, at Fairlawn Cemetery in Vandalia with the Rev. Pete LeDuc officiating. Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia assisted the family.

Mrs. Jones was born Jan. 2, 1947, in Nokomis, to Ray and Lola (Blades) Siefert. She married Louis Wayne Jones on Dec. 18, 1964, and they shared 28 years of marriage before his passing on March 14, 1993.

During her career, she worked in the healthcare field and was also an in-home child care provider.

Mrs. Jones is survived by her daughters, Michelle Logsdon and Melinda Jones; grandchildren, Kimberly (fiance Dustin Tish) Logsdon, Kristina (boyfriend Tanner Opfer) Logsdon, Lehela Jones and Rylie Jones; brother, Melvin (wife Ollie) Blades; and sister, Linda Halsey.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; son, Matt Allen Jones; five brothers; and four sisters.

Memorials may be directed to the family to help with funeral expenses.

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