Kinthrell Lee “Kenny” Jones, 82, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, passed away on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at Wabash General Hospital surrounded by the love of his family.

He was born on June 26, 1937, in Ohio County, Kentucky, the son of Carl and Hazel (Gray) Jones. Kenny married Shirley Ramsey on April 5, 1991, and they enjoyed twenty-eight years of marriage.

Kenny faithfully served his Country in the United States Marines. He loved his family and treasured the time he spent with them. Kenny was an avid sports fan and enjoyed cheering on Kentucky Wildcats basketball team and the Chicago White Sox baseball team. He also loved watching John Wayne Movies and The Andy Griffith Show. Kenny spent thirty years in the steel mill where he worked as an engineer. He will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew him.

Kenny will be remembered by his wife, Shirley Jones of Mount Carmel; son, Kinthrell Lee Jones II; three daughters, Terri Elkin, Dana (Roy) Rueckhein and Kelli (Mark) Sulski; stepchildren, Craig Ramsey, Judy Ramsey and Tony (Beth) Ramsey; thirteen grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; many loved nieces and nephews.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Phyllis Fraze; brothers, Leonard Carl Jones and Wendell Jones.

Family and friends are invited to gather for a Visitation from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Monday, Jan.27, 2020, in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be at 12 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Richison officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery with Full Military Honors.

Memorial contributions may be made in Kenny’s memory to USAMV — Wabash County Honor Guard. Envelopes will be at the funeral home or can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Kenny’s tribute wall, purchase flowers and leave condolences for the Jones family, please visit

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