Darlene J. Jones, of Lansing, Illinois

Feb. 16, 1940 — July 3, 2020

Darlene J. Jones, 80, of Lansing, Illinois, died peacefully early Friday morning, July 3, 2020.

She was born Feb. 16, 1940, in Chicago, the middle of three children of Charles and Louise Spaulding Sr.

Darlene was a dedicated civil servant, starting in 1972 and spending 42 years with the U.S. Postal Service, retiring as a supervisor at one of the large postal facilities in a large southern Chicago suburb.

Darlene will be greatly missed by family and friends. She is survived by her brother, Charles Spaulding, of Cassopolis; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather from 10 until 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, then family and friends will proceed to Prospect Hill Cemetery, in Cassopolis, for a Graveside service. Ms. Jones will be laid to rest beside her parents; and sister, Sandra Williams.

The family prefers contributions in memory of Darlene be made to Cass County Animal Control, 323 M-62, Cassopolis, MI 49031.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis. Please share a memory or a message online: wagnercares.com.

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