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Viva Jo Jelley

August 14, 1947 — January 29, 2023

Channahon

Viva Jo Jelley

Age 75 of Channahon, Illinois died Sunday, January 29, 2023 at the Lightways Hospice Home in Joliet, Illinois.

Born August 14, 1947 in St. Clair County, East St. Louis, Illinois, Viva was a daughter of Clyde Edgar and Elsie Marie (Dreler) Gordon. She was raised and educated in Belleville, Illinois, and on August 28, 1972, she married Bobby Jelley.

A dedicated member of Families of Faith Church in Channahon, Viva enjoyed Bible study, listening to Oldies, and watching classic movies. Her life was centered on family, and she cherished the opportunity to care for her loved ones.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Bobby; three children: David (Barbara) Jelley of Harvey, Illinois, Joe Jelley of Wilmington, Illinois and Lisa Jelley of Channahon, and two grandchildren, Mikayla Jelley and Matthew Jelley.

Viva was preceded in death by her parents, and one daughter, Amy Lynn Jelley.

The family will receive friends for a visitation at Families of Faith Church, 24466 E. Eames Street (US Route 6) in Channahon on Sunday, February 5, 2023 from 4:00 p.m. until time of funeral service 5:30 p.m.

Cremation rites will be accorded at the conclusion of the services, and Viva will be laid to rest in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Belleville, Illinois.

Family and friends are encouraged to log onto www.BaskervilleFuneral.com to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Viva’s memorial page online through social media.

Funeral services and cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes. (815-476-2181)

To send flowers to the family in memory of Viva Jo Jelley, please visit our flower store.

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Visitation

Sunday, February 5, 2023

4:00 - 5:30 pm (Central time)

Families of Faith Church Channahon

24466 W Eames St, Channahon, IL 60410

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Funeral Service

Sunday, February 5, 2023

5:30 - 6:15 pm (Central time)

Families of Faith Church Channahon

24466 W Eames St, Channahon, IL 60410

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