Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Jessie A. O'Connor - Chebanse

Jessie O'Connor, 61, of Chebanse, died Saturday (Nov. 12, 2011) at her home after an extended illness. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Clancy-Gernon-Hertz Funeral Home, west Kankakee, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Burial will be in St. James the Apostle Catholic Cemetery, Irwin. Memorials may be made to the Illinois Veterans Home at Manteno or to Vitas Hospice.

She was born Nov. 27, 1949, in Higginport, Ohio, the daughter of Jay and Naomi Hanson Gaunce. She always thought of other people before herself. She enjoyed the holidays and shopping, and taking care of her family and granddaughter.

Surviving are her husband, Donald L. O'Connor, of Chebanse, whom she married May 17, 1969, at Sts. Mary & Joseph Catholic Church in Chebanse; one son, Don "DC" O'Connor, of Chebanse; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cassandra and David Reno, of St. Anne, and Kimberly and Ryan Jacobsen, of Grant Park; one granddaughter, Courtney Reno; one brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Barbara Gaunce, of Bradley; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Jeannette O'Connor; and one niece, Michelle O'Connor.

Please sign her guestbook at clancygernon.com. (Pd.)

Source: The Daily Journal - November 14, 2011

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