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Jessie E. Alexander

Jessie E. Alexander, 97, Macomb, died at 6:22 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.

She was born Feb. 2, 1911, in Schuyler County, the daughter of William David and Ella Mae (Steadman) Kelly.

She married John Alexander on Dec. 25, 1926. He preceded her in death May 8, 1984.

She is survived by four sons, John (Zola), Macomb, Joe, Davenport, Iowa, Charles (Connie), Aledo, and Wayne (Laura Jane), Cooperstown, N.Y.; two daughters, Frances (Leon) Davis, Macomb, and Mary Andersen, Macomb; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and one daughter-in-law, Nancy Alexander, Monmouth.

In addition to her husband and her parents, she was also preceded in death by one son, Donald, four sisters, one brother and one daughter-in-law, JoAnne Alexander.

She lived most of her life in Industry before moving to Monmouth and then to Macomb in 1982. She worked for Form-Fit in Monmouth for several years. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Macomb and was a former member of the Grandmothers Club and War Mothers Club.

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, Macomb, with the Rev. Steve Workman officiating.

Burial was in Industry Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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