Plans have been set for a Springfield, IL memorial, to be held on March 5th at West Side Christian Church (2850 Cider Mill Lane, Springfield, IL 62702).
Similar to the Dayton, OH memorial, visitation will be held from 2-4 PM and the memorial service held from 4-6 PM. There was a time of sharing short memories and stories of Lori during the memorial service. It was a sweet time where all were blessed to hear how Lori impacted lives. If you have a similar story, it would be great if you could bring it ready to share.
For those traveling, the below hotels do offer bereavement rates. When calling to book, mention you will be traveling for a funeral and request the bereavement rate. There are many hotels on the east side of Springfield, however the church is located on the northwest side of Springfield. The listed hotels are located on the west side:
Quality Inn & Suites
3442 Freedom Dr, Springfield, IL 62704
Bereavement rate: $71 + tax
Hampton Inn & Suites
2300 Chuckwagon Dr, Springfield, IL 62711
Bereavement rate: $99 + tax
A family member (Jonny Walls) created a video of Lori that was shown at the Dayton memorial service. It’s uploaded to YouTube and can be found here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpN3I6Y3OxA).
There are a few slight changes for Saturday.
The visitation will be held from 2-4 PM and the memorial from 4-6 PM. There will be no childcare provided.
Flowers can be sent to Fairhaven Church. Please make sure you specify they’re for Lori Jones.
637 E Whipp Road
Centerville OH 45459
There will be an opportunity to donate to the Karen Wellington Foundation. You’ll recall that Karen Wellington Foundation gave us vacation to Cape San Blas, FL in September and have been incredible. There are a couple of options on how to donate:
- Check made out to The Karen Wellington Foundation with Lori Jones in the memo
Mail it to:
The Karen Wellington Foundation
c/o Jaimie Christian
7845 Claude Ave
Dayton, OH 45414
- Online donation
Visit this page
You can donate in memory of Lori by selecting the “Dedicate my donation in honor or in memory of someone” checkbox above the “Your Information” heading.
Dayton folk, we’re also looking for a place in Dayton to have a gathering after the memorial. If you have any ideas as to where we might be able to host a simple large gathering (100-150 people), send a note to Lori’s sister-in-law Louise at email@example.com.
Last week, we had an appointment with Lori’s new oncologist at our local hospital, Dr. Marinella. He seemed very knowledgeable, and he knew Lori’s history well. His recommendation was to stay on the Cisplatin, but he also wanted her to visit a local radiation doc to look at her brain metastases again. That was great news to us because we had all but given up hope on her being well enough again to even consider getting that treatment. She has really been looking well lately, and Dr. M was actually surprised by her condition when he met her. He told us that he didn’t know what he would see at this initial appointment, but he expected much worse after reviewing her discharge papers from IU (she was in such bad shape). Oh, and he specifically remarked about how amazed he was that he had a patient who had been seen by so many popular oncologists.