Jones, Eleanor Illston Jones, 93, of Worthington, Ohio, died August 21, 2018. She was born in Ithaca, New York on November 6, 1924, the daughter of the late Cady P. Illston and Laura Buck Illston of Ithaca. She is survived by three sons, David (Joyce) Jones of Columbus, Matt Jones, and Peter (Jenny) Jones of Worthington; two daughters, Annie (Adrian) Bennett of Columbus and Amy Jones of Arlington, VA; and by a large extended family. She was preceded in death by her son Evan Jones of Worthington. She was proud to have nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She moved to Ohio in 1967 and, before her retirement, was the Director of Development for Harding Hospital and the Harding Evans Foundation. She was active in the Worthington community including serving on the Worthington Chamber of Commerce and the Worthington Community Relations Commission. She was a Fellow of the National Association for Hospital Development and was an active member of the Worthington United Methodist Church. Services will be held at the Worthington United Methodist Church, 600 High Street in Worthington on Monday, August 27 at 2 pm. Opportunities to visit with the family at the church will be from 4-6 pm on Sunday, August 26 and one hour preceding the service on Monday. For those who would like to do so, the family suggests donations in her name to the Worthington United Methodist Church, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Ithaca, NY) or a charity that has meaning for the giver.
Eleanor (Ellie) Jones (née Illston), 1924-2018
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