The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

February 5, 2013

Deward E. “Bud” Jones


DANVILLE — Deward E. “Bud” Jones, 89, of Danville, died at 5:37 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Provena United Samaritans Medical Center.

He was born April 18, 1923, in Veedersburg, Ind., the son of Russell and Lola E. (Whitaker) Jones.

Bud graduated from Veedersburg High School and served in the Marine Corps 1940 to 1945, spending three years in the Pacific Theatre.

He was a conductor on the C&EI Railroad for 21 years before retiring. He was a member of the Baptist Church in Reno, Nev. Bud moved to Reno after retiring and returned to Danville in October.

Deward married Betty C. Trosper on Oct. 28, 1960. She survives.

Also surviving are seven children, Susanne (Kenneth) Ure of Danville, Debra (David) Harpenau of Farmer City, Pam (Garth) Gardner of Colorado, Douglas Miller of Luning, Nev., Julie (Randy) Draper of Georgetown, and Randy (Jill) Dulgar and Dennis (April) Stewart Both of Newton, Ill.; special grandchildren, Brittney and Jeremy Ure, Brandon Curtis, Misty Firebaugh and several other grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. His parents, a brother and three sons preceded him in death.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. EST Friday at Shelby Funeral Home, Covington, Ind. Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. EST with Joe Humerichous officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery with military honors by Veedersburg American Legion and the Marine Corps League.

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