Jennifer C. Houdyshell, 68, of Viola, Illinois died Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Aledo Rehab & Health Care.
Funeral services are 11:00 a.m., with visitation 1 hour prior, on Monday, July 27th at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola. Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Memorials may be left for the family to benefit Relay for Life.
Jennifer was born May 3, 1947 in Beloit, Wisconsin a daughter of James and Helen Persons Robinson. She married John R. Houdyshell on December 4, 1965 in Aledo. They were married until his death on October 13, 2004. Jennifer devoted her life to being a mother and homemaker. Her greatest joy was spending time with family. She was a collector of salt and pepper shakers, acquiring hundreds over the years.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children: Brenda (Ken) Sherfey, Little York, IL, Karen Houdyshell, East Moline, IL, Jessica (Josh Thompson) Houdyshell, Aledo, IL and John (Paula) Houdyshell, Marengo, IA; 9 grandchildren: Andrew, Ashley and Kaitlyn Sherfey, Kayla Houdyshell, Dalton and Ava Thompson, Justin Grall, and Emily and Brandon Houdyshell; 11 great grandchildren; siblings: Randy Robinson and Mary Jo Winkelman, both of Moore, OK and a half sister: Sherry Ann Johnson, South Beloit, WI.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.