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Jacquetta Kolesar

September 20, 1921 April 17, 2014
Jacquetta Kolesar
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Jacquetta “Jackie” Wandaleigh Kolesar, passed away peacefully in Rosewood Nursing Facility in East Peoria at 9:30 am, April 17, 2014. She was born in Waterford Township, Fulton County, IL September 20, 1921 to Glenn D. and Jessie H. Smithe. She married Raymond J. Kolesar, April 9, 1951. He preceded her in death January 10, 2010. She is survived by 3 children, Eldonna (Harold) Sommer of East Peoria, Peggy Jo Kolesar Emerson of Mesa, AZ and Andrew (Tina) Kolesar of East Peoria. Also surviving are 4 grandchildren, Aaron (Christine) Sutter of San Francisco, CA, Asher (Alania) Emerson of Chandler, AZ, Zebulun (Evelyn) Emerson of Gilbert, AZ and of course Nigel Ray, Andy’s dog who always brought a smile to her face in her last days. There are 9 great-grandchildren, Tyler, Nichlas and Adam Sommer, Isaac Bloom, Ruby Sue, Isabella, Sophia, Gabriella and Indie Emerson; 3 great-great-grandchildren and was the “favorite” aunt to many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Glenn Smithe and 2 grandchildren, Tony and Sarah Sommer. She graduated from Astoria High, class of 39 and Liberty Beauty College in 1949. She got her real estate license and sold real estate for 21st Century, a short time. She also was a tax preparer for H&R Block. She moved to Morton and started her career as a hair stylist at Campus Beauty Shop. Later she owned and operated Jackie’s Beauty Shop, later named House of Style. In her lifetime, she and Ray caught many a fish and camped many times. She enjoyed going out to eat, playing on her computer late at night and watching golf on TV. Jackie enjoyed life to it’s fullest until old age caught up with her 2 months ago. She is truly leaving an empty spot in many people’s lives. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Rosewood for all the special care they gave to mom. Cremation has been accorded and a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of Peoria in her name.

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