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Forrest M. Jones
1931 – 2013
Forrest M. Jones, age 81, of Osage Beach, Missouri passed away at 8:20 PM, Thursday, May 16, 2013 at his home from cancer.
He was born in Eldorado, IL on June 14, 1931. He was the son of the late Bert and Elizabeth (Wiley) Jones and brother to the late Fern Johnson, Elbert Jones, Sybil Lawrence, Wayne Jones and Darlene Hemmerich.
Forrest was raised in Raleigh, IL and graduated from Eldorado High School. He was an active member of the 4H, Raleigh Baptist Church and he served in the US Army from 1954-1956 in Alexandria, VA. He worked as District Sales Manager for Melroe Bobcat Company for 25 years. Since his retirement and relocation to the Lake of the Ozarks, he attended Riverview Baptist Church where he was a standing Deacon. He also enjoyed golf, fishing and the St. Louis Cardinals.
He married Shirley Grimes of Harrisburg in 1953 and they had one daughter and three grandchildren. They were married for 43 years until Shirley passed away in 1997. Forrest married Barbara Link of Jefferson City, MO in 2000 and enjoyed becoming a part of her family including her three children and five grandchildren.
He is survived by his daughter: Rhonda Jones-McKinley of Bonita Springs, FL; three step-children: Pam Adams of Burlington, IA, Bryan Link of Columbia, MO and Gayle Link of San Francisco, CA; three grandchildren: Angela Pignatiello, Mark Pignatiello, and Adam Pignatiello; five step-grandchildren: Alyssa Finder, Kourtney Adams, Luke Adams, Christopher Link and Landon Link.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Kemball Adams will officiate. Burial will follow in Raleigh Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM, Monday, May 20, 2013 at Reed Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Raleigh Cemetery, PO Box 103, Raleigh, IL 62977.
1926 - 2013
She was born in Nagasaki, Japan on August 15, 1926 to the late Tokigero and Toya Shinonaga. On July 10, 1958, she married Harvey C. Beal and he preceded her in death in October of 1999.
Surviving family members include her son: Hobert B. “Hoby” Beal of Pinckneyville; granddaughter: Amberle Allisha Joy Beal of Harrisburg; grandson: John Paul Allen III of Harrisburg; great-grandson: John Paul Allen IV of Harrisburg.
She was preceded in death by parents and husband.
Graveside services will be at 10 AM, Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg. Rev. Dewayne Taylor will officiate. Those wishing to attend are asked to gather at the cemetery. There will be no visitation.
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