PEORIA - Ms. Josephine "Jo" Chelikas Hyslop, 79, of Dandridge, Tenn., formerly of Rantoul and Peoria, Ill. died at 2:09 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014, at her home.
She was born Feb. 9, 1935, in Peoria, Ill., and her parents were Nicholas and Lucille Evans Chelikas. She married William Hyslop on Dec. 14, 1957, in Quincy, Ill. He passed away Nov. 2, 2013.
Surviving are two sons, Nicholas (and Elaine) Hyslop of Southlake, Texas, and Tod (and Kimberly) Hyslop of Talbott, Tenn.; a daughter, Valerie (and Scott) Buennemeyer of Louisville, Colo.; a stepson, William Jr. (and Cathy) Hyslop of Palatine, Ill.; a cousin, Marilyn Bracken Houlihan; and six grandchildren, Andrew, Sarah, Hannah, Joseph, Matthew and Taylor. Also surviving are two nephews, Guy and Don Houlihan; and one niece, Linda Thompson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and a daughter, Heidi Ann.
Jo was a flight attendant for Ozark Airlines from 1956 to 1957. She served two years as a Red Cross volunteer at Chanute Air Force Base during the Vietnam War. From 1987 to 2014, she served as the Earthen Vessel Prayer Group Leader in Rantoul, Ill., and in Dandridge, Tenn. She was with the Catholic Charismatic Group from 1993 to 2014.
She graduated in 1953 from Manual High School in Peoria, Ill., and attended William Woods College in Fulton, Mo.
She was an officer with the Women's Aglow Chapter for three years and served in the Prayer, Care & Share Group for four years, both in Rantoul, Ill. Jo was a member of St. Malachy Catholic Church in Rantoul, Ill., and Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Jefferson City, Tenn.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. July 1, 2014, at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Deacon Michael Crummer will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the chapel. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Galesburg.
Memorials may be made to Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Galesburg.
Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.