Obituary: Jill Jellison


A funeral mass for Jill Marie Jellison, 72, of Davenport, formerly of Dubuque, was held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Nativity Catholic Church, Dubuque. Visitation was two hours prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque, at a later date. The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, assisted the family with arrangements.

Ms. Jellison died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.

Jill Jellison was born Aug. 17, 1947, in Dubuque, the daughter of Theodore and Mildred (Neubauer) Jellison. She graduated from Visitation Academy in 1965.

She worked most of her career at McGraw Hill in Dubuque, retiring in 2009.

Her hobbies were spending time with her family, reading, bowling, playing cards, word puzzles, and watching sports.

Survivors include her children, Wendy (John) Smith, Dubuque, and Penny (Brad) Kain and Kim (Cody) Allen, all of Eldridge; her grandchildren, Evan Smith, Elissa (Luke) Meadows, Lily and Gabe Kain, and Addy and Caden Allen; and her siblings, Teddy Jellison, Jay (MaryKay) Jellison, Joan Owens (David Erickson), Bonnie (Tom) Osterhoff, Jody Droullard, and Carol (Baird) Sessions.

Memorials may be made to the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House.

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