London “Indy” Indiana Jones was born in Newburgh, Indiana, on February 27th, 2015, to Adam and Whittney Jones. She lived most of her life in Eldorado, Illinois, with her parents and her favorite pets: her dogs, Aria and Scout, her cat, Bindi, and five loud chickens she loved to chase around the yard. Indy was five-years-old when she passed away October 16th, 2020, after a long battle with cancer. Indy was never anything less than a super hero, but she also often imagined herself as being a pirate, an adventurer, a magic rock collector, and a princess, just to name a few. Her imagination and creativity knew no bounds, and she was a constant light in the lives of everyone who loved her. Indy aspired to one day become a doctor in order to help other kids, the same way her doctor helped her. Until then, she used her little plastic doctor kit to treat and bandage up all of her stuffed animals and sometimes her parents. Most would not have known about Indy’s illness when they met her, because she was always ready to play, laugh, dance, and sing with all of her friends. She never met a stranger. More than anything, her mother and father want everyone to remember her for who she was. Though she had cancer, she never allowed the disease to define her. She was Super Indy, Pirate Indy, Princess Indy, Doctor Indy. Her favorite color was green, like her dad, her best friend was Bunny Punzel, her stuffed rabbit, she loved all of her pets, she would play LOL dolls any time, day or night, and she loved music and would become passionate about songs she would then play hours on end--most recently What Does the Fox Say? She loved to dance and play board games and make slime. She was outgoing and always ready for fun. She was so confident in herself. Any time she would see a poster of the fictional Indiana Jones, she would proclaim, “He’s named after me!” So much more than her namesake, Indy quickly proved to her parents and everyone who knew her what true courage, strength, and love really looked like. Indy had to endure so much more in her lifetime than anyone, of any age, should ever have to endure just to have the life so many take for granted. She lived every day being the most kind, pure, and loving soul anyone could ever meet. She just wanted to have fun, be with her friends, and pursue a long list of aspirations she had for growing up. Her parents are devastated that she won’t be able to pursue those dreams and ask that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Riley Children’s Foundation through the Riley Hospital for Children’s website. Indy is survived by her father and mother, Adam and Whittney Jones, her maternal grandparents, Marty & Jill Austin and Adrian Sinks, her maternal great-grandmother, Genevieve Sinks, her paternal grandparents, Terri Jones and Tracy & Barb Jones, and a long list of aunts, uncles, and cousins whom she loved and loved her dearly in return. Her parents also want to mention and thank her doctor, Michael Ferguson, and the wonderful staff at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana, for the love, support, and excellent care that Indy received at their hands. Indy’s parents fully consider them a part of her family as well. All services held will be private. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family via the website www.colonialterracefuneralhome.com
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