Reta E. Jurina

Reta E. Jurina

Lincoln – Reta E. Jurina, 96 of Lincoln, IL, formerly of Virden, IL, passed away Saturday December 8, 2018 at Lincoln Christian Village, Lincoln, IL.

Reta was born August 13, 1922 in Windsor, IL, a daughter of Clarence and Lora (Turrentine) Gaston. She married Clyde Clevenger January 27, 1942 in St. Charles, MO, and following his death she married John Jurina June 3, 1959 in Carlinville, IL.

Surviving Reta are her daughters, Sandra F. Clevenger of Windsor, IL, and Janet R. Clevenger of Springfield, IL, 5 grandchildren,11 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren, a brother, Robert Gaston of Windsor, IL, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were her parents, husbands, Clyde Clevenger and John Jurina, daughters, Beverly Barnard, Janice Williams and Judy Clevenger, granddaughter, Sheri Barnard and a sister, Katherine Wells.

There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday December 22, 2018 at Virden Cemetery Virden, IL. Pastor John Snyder officiating. Pallbearers:  Brian Barnard, Joshua West, Matthew West, Noah Anske and Cody Feely.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Please visit www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.comto leave a message for the family.

2 thoughts on “Reta E. Jurina

  1. Our Grandma was dearly loved by everyone who knew her. Her smile and her laugh was the best! I know she lived a long life and was tried but I was not ready for her to go. The day my Grandma passed is a day I lost a part of my heart. I only find comfort knowing that I will see her one day again and that she is with her daughters who passed before her. I know she was ready to see her mom and sister again also. The laughter our family had and shared will never be forgotten. The dancing in Grandma’s living room to The Popcorn song. The long walks in the neighborhood of Virden. The few of my many memories we all have. The family gatherings were my favorite along with the summers I would spend with her. My kids and I were blessed to have the chance to be with her for Thanksgiving dinner. I knew she was tired then. Glad I got the chance to tell her again how much I loved her. The one thing I want you to know about my Grandma is she was the best!! She was my favorite person in my life.

  2. So very sorry to hear about Reta. She was so kind & I think anyone that ever met her would agree.
    She will be missed by so many. I know my sister & husband really loved her.
    Rest in peace sweet lady. I hope you have been showered with love seeing your girls again.
    Enjoy them & your family from your past.
    I loved you & you will forever live on in my heart.

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