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Jeanne M. Olson, 88, of Rockford passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. She was born on June 29, 1929, in Rockford, IL, the daughter of Roy and Nola (Axley) Floody. Jeanne graduated from Rockford East High School in 1947. She married Roger W. Olson on September 2, 1954, at Bethesda Covenant Church in Rockford. Jeanne and Roger celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary this past year. Jeanne worked for 26 years as the office manager for her brother Roger at the RR Floody Company.
Jeanne enjoyed the company of her women's fellowship group through the years as well as the comfort and ministry of Bethesda Covenant Church. She liked to collect owls and do jigsaw puzzles. Jeanne sewed and taught her granddaughters how to knit. She was devoted to her team, the Chicago Cubs, throughout the years and was proud to know that they clinched the World Series in 2016. Above all, she loved the Lord and maintained an active prayer and devotional life.
Jeanne loved her children, Steve Olson (Kathy) and Mitch Olson (Sharon), both of Rockford; grandchildren, Krista Jeanne (Brad) Chamberlain of Belleville, MI; Kara (Tanous) El-Kareh of Aurora, IL, Laura Olson (Jake Anderson) of Plano, IL, Rachael Olson of Rockford, Traydell Olson of Rockford, and Thedell Olson of Rockford; and great-grandson, Lucas Mitchell Chamberlain of Belleville. Predeceased by her brother, Roger (Pat) Floody. She loved the special company of her pug Pudgy and in later years her dachshund, Cleo, a devoted pet and joy of her life. The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice and Cherryvale Place for their support and loving care.
A memorial service for Jeanne will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Bethesda Covenant Church at 2101 East State Street, Rockford, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Bethesda Covenant Church, 2101 East State St., Rockford, IL 61104 or Heartland Hospice, 363 Financial Ct. #300, Rockford, IL 61107.

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  1. Pauline (Holaine) Nelson

    So sorry to read in the paper that Jeanne passed away (but present with the Lord). She and I have the same birthday and lived a block away from each other - we went to school together esp. to East High. - So many memories! We also would see each other at the mall when Ken & I were walking and "catch up on news". It has been awhile since I have seen her. So thankful for the memories!! May the Lord surround you with His love and comfort that only He can give. (I am sorry I will not be able to attend the memorial service).

  2. Ann Barwig

    I have so many great memories working with Aunt Jeanne at my Dad's office. She was always so happy and smiling. I loved her and know you will miss her. I'm praying for God's peace for all of you. Love, Ann

  3. Ellen and Joe C.

    Her family is a testament to her love and devotion. Hold her memories close.

  4. Jenny Roth

    To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. So sorry to hear the news of your loved one passing. I pray your family finds comfort in the assurance she is in the arms of God at peace looking down on your all! May Gods comfort carry your family through this difficult time!

  5. Gina

    Sorry for your families loss, prayers for peace and comfort in your fond loving memories!

  6. John and Sue A.

    Your Mom lived a long, loved and blessed life. Our love, prayers and sympathy to you.

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