Elaine Jones

Elaine V. Jones (Koleske)

Thursday, April 19th, 1928 - Tuesday, April 27th, 2021
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Elaine V. (Koleske) Jones, 93 years old of Kenosha., WI, passed away at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa, WI on April 27, 2021.

She was born in Racine on April 19, 1928, daughter of the late Frank and Veronica (Feest) Koleske. On June 23, 1951, at St. George Catholic Church she was united in marriage to Raymond P. Jones, who preceded her in death, March 17, 1994.

Elaine was a graduate of St. Joseph Grade School and St. Catherine’s High School in Racine. She worked at Beauty Craft Studio, S. C. Johnson and at Hamilton Beach in Racine. She then moved to Kenosha.

Elaine was a member of St. Peter’s Parish and then St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kenosha for many years. She enjoyed knitting, playing bridge, helping neighbors and friends, exercising and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Survivors include four sons, John Jones of Chicago, IL, David (Donna) Jones of Riverside, IL, Steven (Flavia) Jones of Chicago, IL, and James (Juanita) Jones of Wauwatosa, WI; three grandchildren; Andrew Jones and Evan Jones of Riverside, IL and Hannah Jones of Wauwatosa, WI; one brother, Daniel (Shirley) Koleske; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Francis (Laura) Koleske, Paul (Josephine) Koleske, Louis (Rose) Koleske, Mark (Sandy) Koleske, John (Roberta) Koleske, Marie Koleske, Hildegard (Eugene) Walsh, Eleanor (George) Beyer, Rita (Sam) Barranco, Joan (Joe) Adamek, and Lawrence (Mary and LaVerne) Koleske.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1533 Erie Street, Racine, WI 53402, at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held on Tuesday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. Entombment will follow in All Saints Mausoleum, 3300 Springbrook Road, Pleasant Prairie, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Joseph’s Catholic School, 1525 Erie St, Racine, WI 53402, would be appreciated by the family.

Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am
    St. Joseph Catholic Church
    1533 Erie Street
    Racine, Wisconsin 53402
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  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 11:00am
    St. Joseph Catholic Church
    1533 Erie Street
    Racine, Wisconsin 53402
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Fr. Joseph Lappe
  • Interment

    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 1:00pm
    All Saints Cemetery & Mausoleum
    3300 Springbrook Road
    Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
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Amy Werner

Posted at 08:07am
We are so sorry for your loss. We will always remember her spunky ways, her laughter and her sense of humor. We love you Fuzzy, may you rest in peace.
Love, Mary and Amy Werner

Lori Schuster

Posted at 10:55am
My mother, Laverne Woods, had so many great times with Elaine over the years. They are now continuing those great times in heaven together. Prayers for your family.

Lorraine Marzini

Posted at 10:37am
A beautiful lady! We knew Elaine from St Mary's Catholic Church...she and my Mom who also shares her name Elaine would always sit together during mass. My 90 year old Mom will be so sad to hear this. Rest in Peace Sweet Elaine!

Trevor S. Beasley

Posted at 02:13pm
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Jim Hyduke Posted at 09:27pm

Always had a contagious smile. Jim Hyduke

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