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Elsie "Jane" Coné
October 23, 1935 ~ October 12, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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KEWANEE - Elsie J. “Jane” Coné, 87, of Kewanee, died at 3:30 a.m., Thursday, October 12, 2023 at her home.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 17 at Saint John Paul II Parish in Kewanee. Celebrant will be Fr. Ghislain Inai, Sma. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, October 16 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Inurnment will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Visitation School or the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The family extends an invitation to family and friends to join them at 1:00 PM at the Flemish American Club. Casual dress is requested for her visitation and funeral.
She was born October 23, 1935 in Raywick, KY, the daughter of Paul and Mary Margaret “Margie” (Fowler) Mattingly. She had been married to Leo Coné. Survivors include her four sons; Timothy (Nikki) Coné of Galva, Robert Coné and Jay Coné (Shannon Webster), both of Kewanee and Paul (Misty) Coné of Houston, TX, her two daughters, Marcia Coné of East Greenwich, RI and Pamela (Brett) Dynes of Kewanee, several grand and great-grandchildren and a brother, Dr. William “Bill” (Victoria) Mattingly of Oglesby. She was preceded in death by her parents a son, David, a grandson Jason Swift, a sister Ruth and three brothers, John, Paul “Fred” and Alton.
Jane graduated from Wyoming High School. In her earlier years, she had worked at Kewanee Boiler where she met her husband, Leo. She had worked at Waunee Farm and then was in sales at the Oak Shop, Carpet Mart and Black’s True Value. When her children were growing up, she volunteered at Visitation School.
She enjoyed reading, gardening, and interior decorating. She loved to dance and play cards and had belonged to several Pinochle and Bridge Clubs. She was also a wonderful pie baker. Jane was a member of Saint John Paul II Parish and served as a board member for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Her family wishes to thank the OSF Hospice for their care and support and to her caregivers, Pam and Brett Dynes and Bill Mattingly. They also wish to extend their thanks to those who have offered their prayers and support to them. The outpouring of the love and support has been overwhelming.