Genell A. Jefferson (1931-2017)

Genell A. Jefferson
March 26, 1931 – August 29, 2017

Genell A. Jefferson, nee Schneider 86 Years, of Shiloh, Illinois, born Thursday, March 26, 1931, in Shiloh, Illinois, died Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Maple Lawn Nursing Home in Palmyra, Missouri.

Genell liked sewing and baking, and created many wedding cakes. She was known as the “candy lady”. She was a founding member of SVIA, an American Cancer Society volunteer, longtime Election Judge, and member of the Shiloh Democratic Club.

She was preceded in death by her Husband, Raymond M. Jefferson; Parents, John F. and Myrtle M. nee Hangsleben, Schneider; Brother and Sister-in-Law, Vernon and Renee Schneider; Brother, Dale Schneider.

Surviving are her Children: Marsha (Bob) Strohm of Shiloh, IL, Susan (Don) Warren of Hannibal, MO, Jon R. Jefferson of Collinsville, IL, Jay Jefferson of Quincy, IL; seven Grandchildren and eight Great-Grandchildren, and many Nieces and Nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Maple Lawn Nursing Home Auxillary or Donor’s Choice.

Visitation was held Friday, September 1, 2017 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.

Funeral Services were held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Keith Warren officiating.

Interment followed at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.