Rose J. Jurkoshek, 94, Bloomington, formerly of Taylorville, died at 1:40 a.m. Saturday (June 2, 2012) at Meadows Mennonite Home, Chenoa.
Cremation rites were accorded. Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday (June 9, 2012) at St Mary’s Church, Taylorville, followed by private burial services at Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville.
She was born June 12, 1917, in Lovington, daughter of Joseph and Mary Kastelic and moved to Taylorville as a small child. She married John “Jack” Hicks on Sept. 26, 1936. Following Jack’s death on Feb. 21, 1964, she married Charles Jurkoshek on Dec. 7, 1968. He died Sept. 18, 2008.
Survivors include her children, Rosanne (John) Loesch, Captiva Island, Fla.; Susan (John) Jones, Bloomington; and John William (Cheryl) Hicks, Normal; eight grandchildren, Allison (Bryan) Jones Delano, Courtney (Jason) Jones Graf, Bridget (Robert) Jones Rengel, John Loesch, Michelle (Ken) Loesch Dunne, Susanne (David) Loesch Hopkins, Heather Loesch and Holly (Ray) Loesch Tantillo; great-grandchildren, John and Reese Delano; Jack, Emerson and Molly Graf; Alexandra, Keegan and Jillian Rengel; Ken, John and Peter Dunne; Emma and Phoebe Hopkins; Devin and Elizabeth Tantillo; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Joseph Hicks; a sister and three brothers.
Rose lived most of her adult life in Taylorville. She and Charles had retired to Springhill, Fla., and had returned to the Bloomington area 10 years ago. She graduated from Taylorville High School and had been employed as credit manager at St Vincent’s Hospital in Taylorville.
She was a devout Catholic and a lifelong member of the Slovenian National Society.
Most importantly, she was a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, who always placed her family’s needs before her own.