Luaine Sue Jones

Luaine Sue Jones

Auburn – Luaine Sue Jones, 70, of Auburn, IL, passed away Tuesday July 30, 2019 at her residence with her daughters at her bedside.

Luaine was born March 25, 1949 in Aurora, IL the daughter of Harold W. & Florence E. Smith Swanke. She graduated from Naperville High School in 1967 & from SIU-C in 1971 with a degree in journalism. She married Nathan E. Jones in January 1971; they divorced in 1989.

Since 1971 she has been employed at Gold Nugget Publications. Since 1991 she has been a part-time stagehand at Sangamon Auditorium working in the wardrobe department on touring productions. She served 10 years on the Springfield Muni Opera Board chairing various committees & working on numerous productions.

Luaine is survived by a son, Ethan Edwin Jones (Todd Smith) of Long Island City, NY; two daughters, Miranda Sue Jones of Virden, IL & Chelsea Elizabeth Jones of Springfield, IL; one brother, James W (Laurie) Swanke of Washington, IL; stepmother Joan Swanke of AZ & several nieces & nephews. Luaine was preceded by her mother & father.

There will be no visitation Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday August 3, 2019 at West Cemetery, Thayer, IL. Rev. John Huxtable officiating. Pallbearers: Martin Jones, Justin Jones, Joshua Jones, Brian Dodd, Patrick Daughtery and Bracken Beard.  Memorials to Animal Protective League. Please visit:

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