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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Jackie O'Reilly, widow of NWA Capt. Jim O'Reilly

Jacquilyn Jackie K. O'Reilly, widow of NWA Capt. Jim O'Reilly
April 29, 1941 - August 22, 2013

RNPA member Jacquilyn Kay O'Reilly, age 72, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 22 surrounded by her family at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta MN.  A Celebration of Jackie's life will be Monday, August 26, 2013 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Goenner Pavilion & Park in Clear Lake MN (located behind the fire station). Burial will be in Mission Cemetery, Merrifield MN. Funeral arrangements were made by Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud MN.  Jackie was born April 29, 1941 in Brainerd MN to Thomas and Evelyn (Sabin) Hall. Jackie graduated from Brainerd High School in 1959. On February 15, 1964 Jackie married her high school sweetheart Jim O'Reilly, in New Iberia LA. Jackie was a homemaker and enjoyed raising her three children. She was very active in her children's activities and, late in life, enjoyed the grandchildren's events. She was very proud of all of them. Jackie loved going to garage sales, shopping in antique stores, playing bridge, taking lots of pictures, traveling and fishing. She wintered in Arizona and spent summers at her home on Mission Lake.  She is survived by her son and daughters:  Kristie (Kevin) Cencer of Clear Lake MN, Craig (Jody) O'Reilly of Pine River MN, Dawn (Todd) Drayna of Clear Lake MN; six grandchildren:  Benjamin, Nicholas and Reilly Cencer; Lainey O'Reilly, and Kaelyn and Kennedy Drayna; sister Sharyl (Tom) Neutz of Merrifield MN; brothers and sisters-in-law Mike (Bev) O'Reilly, Jerry (Cheryl) O'Reilly, Bob (Jan) O'Reilly, Penny (Jeff) Sawdy, John O'Reilly, Viki O'Reilly, Diane O'Reilly, Jeri Lee O'Reilly and Dave Karlson.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband James O'Reilly on June 30, 2011;  two brothers-in-law:  Tim and Tom O'Reilly, and one sister-in-law Jackie Karlson.

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit Benson Funeral Home’s website at http://www.bensonfuneralhome.com/obituaries.php 
Jackie had most recently resided in Minnesota and wintered in Arizona.
Thank you,
~ Carol

From the family:  Mom’s Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, August 26th from 4-8pm at the Chet Goenner Pavilion and Park in Clear Lake. This is located close to the fire hall. When in Clear Lake, turn south off of Hwy 24 onto Brooks Street (across from St. Marcus Catholic Church).  It is two blocks off of Hwy 24.

Please help us celebrate and remember all of the wonderful things about Mom's life!
There will be a light meal provided.
Thanks again for all the thoughts and prayers!
From: RNPA News Sent: Saturday, August 24, 2013 2:21 PM    Subject:  Jackie O'Reilly Service Information 
It is with sadness that we inform everyone of the passing of our dear friend, Jackie O'Reilly, widow of Jim O'Reilly, on Thursday evening August 22nd.  Jackie suffered a stroke on June 5th and just could not overcome all of the obstacles associated with the stroke.
 A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, August 26th from 4-8 p.m. at the Chet Goenner Pavilion and Park in Clear Lake, MN.
For further details go to caringbridge.org/visit  then enter jackieoreilly (no apostrophe; all one word). 
Thanks, Jane & Don Chadwick
James R. Oreilly: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
Name: James R. Oreilly
State of Issue: Minnesota
Date of Birth: Sunday  March  01, 1942
Date of Death: Thursday  June  30, 2011
Age at Death: 69 years, 3 months, 29 days
Last known residence:   City:  Surprise, Sun City
County:  Maricopa  State:  Arizona

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