Marven L. Jones, 86, of Bourbonnais, passed away Sunday (June 23, 2019) at Miller Health Care Center in Kankakee.

He was born Aug. 4, 1932, in Wilmington, the son of Reginald S. and Jennie E. (Montgomery) Jones. Marven married Alice Corn on June 6, 1959, at Central Christian Church in Kankakee. She preceded him in death Oct. 31, 2013.

Marvin proudly served our country in the U.S. Army.

He was employed by Kankakee School District 111 as an administrator/principal at King Middle School for 17 years. He was past president of the Harbor House Board, Scouts president, former pastor of Community of Christ, Kiwanis member for 25 plus years, Illinois Principals Association, Kankakee County Principals Association, Family Nursery School Board, and Kankakee County Extension Agency — University of Illinois.

Marven also loved to read, travel and spend time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey (Jennifer) Jones, of Rochester Hills, Mich.; and a daughter and son-in-law, Julie (Scott) Hill, of Park City, Utah; a caregiver and surrogate daughter, Rose Atwood, of Bourbonnais; three grandchildren, Jessica (Tony) Gaudry, of Crown Point, Ind., Jacob Regnier, of Park City, Utah, and Jillian Jones, of Rochester Hills, Mich.; and great-grandchildren, Ethan and Lauryn Gaudry, and Charlotte, Kayla, Colton, Carter and Kinsley Regnier.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Reginald LaVern; a son, Gary Jones; and a great-grandson, Clayton Gaudry.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Schreffler Funeral Homes, Bourbonnais Chapel. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 29, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Emington.

Memorials may be made to Harbor House, Hospice of Kankakee Valley or the Kiwanis Scholarship Fund.

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