Elvin "Arkie" Jones Sr.


AMBOY — Elvin "Arkie" Jones Sr., 78, formerly of Amboy, died Friday, Nov. 19, 2021 in Eyota Minn.

He was born Aug. 1, 1943 in Martling, Ala., the son of Alvin and Violet (Sims) Jones. Arkie worked as a truck driver, at Green River Oaks, Grossman Farms, and had been a member of Amboy ESDA.

He married Bonnie Meiners on May 8, 1965 in Rock Falls. She preceded him in death Feb. 9, 2009.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; two grandsons; two great-grandchildren; one brother; and two sisters.

Arkie is survived by his children, Donna (David) Geiger, of Amboy, Elvin (Laura) Jones, Jr., of Rockford, Dawn (Todd) Bass, of Dixon, Fred (Michelle) Jones, of Rochester, Minn.; 17 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; and six brothers and three sisters.

The Family would like to give thanks to their special brother and his wife, Mike and Darla Wright, and their daughter, Michelle for their care of Arkie.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, in the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy. Burial will follow in Prairie Repose Cemetery in Amboy. Visitation will be from 2 – 4 p.m. and then from 6 – 8 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 26, at the funeral home.

Arrangements by the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy.

Condolences can be left at www.thejonesfh.com.