Jeanine Reilly Obituary

Jeanine E. Reilly
Jeanine E. Reilly

March 27, 1951 - July 9, 2020
Born in Chicago, IL
Resided in Glen Ellyn, Illinois


Jeanine finished her time in this world on July 9, 2020 and began her eternal life in heaven with Jesus Christ. Jeanine was born in Chicago in 1951, the first child and only daughter of Ernest and Demetria Jordie.

She grew up in Villa Park IL and graduated from Willowbrook High School, then earned her BA in Primary Education from Trinity College in 1973. She taught first and second grade school children in Lombard IL. She married Robert Reilly in 1977, and continued her teaching until the birth of their first child Gregory in 1981. Their second child Karen followed in 1984.

Both are now happily married with children of their own. Greg and Patti Reilly have Conner, Elyse, Brooke and Griffin, living in Indiana. Karen and Joseph Kong have Adam and Helen, living in Minnesota.
Jeanine loved all her grandchildren, and her face would light up with a big smile whenever they came to visit.
Jeanine loved greeting card making, and needle crafts, including crocheting, tatting and sewing, especially quilting. She was a member of the Prairie Star Quilters and attended many of their quilt shows, displaying some of her quilts.

Jeanine believed and received Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at an early age, was a member of Village Green Baptist Church in Glen Ellyn, and was formerly a member of Wheaton Bible Church.
She always displayed the soft, gentle, quiet spirit, and had the gift of mercy or empathizing with anyone who needed a kind word or a hug, which she was always affectionately ready to give. Everyone who knew her would say how sweet and kind she was.
I am thankful to the Lord for the 43 years we had together. Jeanine was a very sweet, affectionate and loving wife, mother and grandmother. Though we are sad to lose her here, we are filled with joy knowing she is in heaven and in the presence of her Lord Jesus Christ.

Rob Reilly

My mother was always a caring person. She was an avid crafter who made quilts, cards, and baby things. She used her creative energy to bring joy to other people. When I was little, she taught me how to sew quilts and make greeting cards. We spent many hours together making beautiful things. I remember when she made a warm flannel blanket with double batting for her father and how he wore it over his lap in his most comfortable chair. She learned the art of sewing from her mother and
grandmother. I do my best to carry on the long family tradition of creativity and generosity. We love you, mom.

Karen Kong



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