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Jean Albert

Jean C. Albert, 79, of Mendota passed away Sept. 9, 2019, in OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Compton, with the Rev. Jeff Schlesinger officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Friday in the church. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota, is handling arrangements.

Jean was born March 7, 1940, in Oak Park to Oscar and Carolyn (Dirksen) Ross.

Jean was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She was an English major and had previously owned the Earlville Newspaper. She worked at Wayside Press as a copy editor. She loved art and was an amazing painter. Most of her life was spent dedicating her time to and caring for her daughter, Jessica.

She is survived by three sons, Timothy (Bonnie) Albert of Utica, Scott (Hyoson) Albert of San Antonio, Texas, and Russell (Susan) Albert of England; daughter Jessica Albert of Genoa; seven grandchildren, Heather, Angelia, Zachary, Kirsten, Cody, Brandy and Noah; and several great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, granddaughter Rebecca, and one brother and two sisters.

Memorials may be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church.

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