“Dear Mr. Jones,
Thank you for your professional, compassionate spirit at my grandfather, T. G’s, funeral. I remember when you buried my grandmother 25 years ago (I was 7!), and your smiling face is just the same. The professionalism of your staff will always stand out in my mind when I remember this time. That is a precious gift. Thank you.
— M. D.
From Our Family to Yours: Caring for Our Plainfield & Naperville Neighbors
Meet the Jones family of professionals, dedicated to honoring your family and cherishing your memories. The Jones Family has owned and operated the Friedrich-Jones and Overman-Jones Funeral Homes since 1977.
Ray Jones, Licensed Funeral Director
Ray has served as a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1966. He is a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science and began his career at Friedrich Funeral Home in Naperville in 1965. Ray purchased Friedrich Funeral Home in 1977 and Overman Funeral Home in 1982. Later, the Jones name was added to both locations to reflect the Jones family ownership.
Ray is a longtime member, usher, and 3rd degree Knight of Columbus at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Ray was born and raised in Joliet. He is a graduate of Joliet Junior College class of 1964; Joliet Catholic Academy, formerly Joliet Catholic High School, class of 1961; and St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Joliet class of 1957.
Ray is a well-known community leader and philanthropist, serving on many boards and heading numerous charitable fundraisers. He most notably serves as chairman and originator of the St. Patrick’s Residence “Gold Key Gala” and SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church’s largest fundraisers and capital campaigns “Light the Way” and “Pass It On.” He is currently a Commissioner of the Naperville Police & Fire Board and a board member of St. Patrick’s Residence. He has formerly served as a board member of Edward Hospital, Naperville Little Friends, Naperville Little League, Naperville United Way, and Loaves & Fishes.
Ray resides in Naperville with his wife, Marilyn, where he raised his three children, Dave, Stephanie, and Dan. When Ray is enjoying his free time, you can find him golfing at Cress Creek Country Club or out and about with his six grandchildren.
Dave Jones, Licensed Funeral Director
Dave has served as a co-owner since 1996 and as a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1995. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Iowa class of 1993. Dave holds a diploma from Worsham College of Mortuary Science class of 1994; Benet Academy in Lisle, Illinois, class of 1988; and SS. Peter & Paul School in Naperville class of 1984.
He is an active member, host greeter, and former board member serving on the “Journey of Faith” fundraising campaign at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Naperville, Illinois. He is an alumnus and began his journey as a parent member of the SS. Peter & Paul School family in the fall of 2011, when his first child, Ben, started kindergarten.
Dave is active in the communities we serve. He has served as a board member for the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce since 1998. He is the founder and co-chairman of the Plainfield Harvest 5K Run/Walk since 1999, raising over $150,000 for various area charities. He is a member of the Naperville Exchange Club and a longtime Ribfest volunteer.
Dave was born and raised in Naperville and continues to reside there with his wife, Nicole, and their three children, Ben, Samantha, and Anna. In Dave’s free time, he enjoys training for the Chicago Marathon, watching sporting events, and spending time with family.
Stephanie Jones-Kastelic, Pre-Planning Consultant
Stephanie has served as a co-owner and pre-planning consultant since 1996. She holds a Masters of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin, class of 1995 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Marquette University, class of 1991. She is a Certified Public Accountant. Stephanie holds a diploma from Benet Academy in Lisle, IL class of 1988 and SS. Peter & Paul School in Naperville class of 1984.
Stephanie was born and raised in Naperville and continues to reside in Naperville with her husband Jeff and their three children Jake, Will and Julia. She is an active member and lector at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Naperville since 1996. She is currently serving on the St. Raphael Adult Faith Formation Commission and formerly served as a sponsor couple working with engaged couples on their marriage preparation. She is an alumni and parent member of the SS. Peter & Paul School family serving in many voluntary roles including coaching Jake’s volleyball team. She is a parent member of the Covenant Classical School family in Naperville where her son Will attends.
Stephanie is active in the communities we serve. She serves on the Board of Directors for Samaritan Interfaith. She is a dedicated member of the St. Patrick’s Residence Guild serving as Treasurer and Vice President for over 12 years. She has chaired and co-chaired St. Patrick’s Residence Guild’s largest fundraiser the “St. Patrick’s Day Party.” She is a former board member of the Ecumenical Adult Care Center in Naperville, Naperville United Way and Naperville Community Outreach (NCO).
Stephanie enjoys active family bike rides and rollerblade outings. She enjoys playing tennis and book club in her free time.