Jessie M. Champion, 90, of Granite City, Ill., passed away Monday, June 20, 2016, at Gateway Regional Medical Center.
Jessie was a housekeeper at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James, Mo. She was a member of the Eastern Star, and Pontoon Baptist Church. Jessie will be remembered for her kind heart and all the
special times she shared with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Champion; a son-in- law, Terry Greathouse; her parents, Herman Huffhines and Viola, nee Lenze, Kimmel; five brothers; and three sisters.
She is survived by and will be missed by her daughters, Sandra Gibson of Chester, Ill., Sharon Greathouse of Granite City, Ill., Sue and (Jack) Palmer of Granite City, Ill., and Rebecca Ohlund of Granite City, Ill.; her grandchildren, Ronnie, David, Dennis, Shanna, Daniel Gibson, Terry Cory, Zachery, and Joshua Whitt; her great-grandchildren, Jayden
Whitt, Dreamer Whitt, Cameron and Braden Gibson.
Memorials are suggested to Pontoon Baptist Church.
Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2016, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, Ill.
Funeral: In celebration of her life, services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2016, at the funeral home, with Pastor Joshua Steely officiating. Burial will follow in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.
Granite City, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on June 22, 2016