Jennie M. Eccleston, 81 of Streator passed away Monday morning (Nov. 10) at her home.
Following cremation a memorial visitation will be held on Friday from 1-2PM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2PM at the funeral home.
Jennie was born January 30, 1933 in Streator to Roy and Alice (Wilson) Mitchell.
She married James E. Eccleston on March 22, 1952. He passed away on January 25, 2002.
Surviving is son, James (Ann) Eccleston of Streator, daughters, June Eccleston of Decatur and Jean (Robert) Grimes of Streator, 3 grandchildren, Brett (Kim) Eccleston of Cincinnati, OH, April (Greg) Veselsky of Morton and Jenna (fiancÃ©â Cody McClellan) Eccleston of Decatur, 2 great-grandchildren, Noah and Liam Veselsky, brother, Jack Walters of Streator, sister, Margaret Salisbury of Ponchatoula, LA, sisters-in-law, Carol (Steve) Biroschik and Sue Evans and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and adoptive parents, Albert and Letisha Lorey.
Jennie was a beautiful and giving person. She was someone who worked very hard at always taking care of the ones she loved. She was constantly making sacrifices to please.
Jennie was a member of Central Church of Christ and Streator VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
Jennie worked at Thatcher Glass as a lab technician for many years while she and her husband raised three children. After she retired she was a devoted caretaker to her husband.
She loved to travel and spend time in her garden and yard. Mastering the Dixon lawnmower, she took over where her husband left off, taking immaculate care of her lawn. When she wasnât working around her home she spent time on her patio reading, playing solitaire, and watching the Cubs.
During the winter months she worked her jigsaw puzzles while watching her football and basketball games.
She was passionate about baking and took so much pride in her pies and cookies. She loved sharing her baked treasures with her family and friends.
We could never have imagined how her love and devotion could rise to another level for her grandchildren, their spouses and her great grandchildren. They brought her so much joy. She was blessed to have had time to spend and enjoy each one of them, always ending each visit with lots of hugs and kisses.
Memorials may be directed to the Streator Lions Club.
Winterrowd Funeral Home
305 S. Park St.
Streator, IL 61364