Alma "Jean" Walsh
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Alma "Jean" Walsh, 88, of Springfield died at 9:25 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Concordia Village.
She was born Jan. 30, 1926, in Springfield, Ill., to John and Alma Lochman Schafer. She married Jack Walsh in 1948, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 1975.
Surviving are one sister, Susanne Wall of Springfield; one brother, James (Beverly) Schafer of Pittsburg, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Vernon "Bud" Schafer and Arthur Schafer.
Jean attended Sacred Heart Academy, Springfield Junior College and St. John's Hospital School of Radiology. She was a resident of Chicago most of her adult life. She worked for 55 years at St. Joseph's Hospital, formerly Columbus Hospital, in Chicago as an Executive Medical Secretary of the Radiology Department.
Visitation: 10-11 a.m., Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Blessed Sacrament Church.
Funeral Mass: 11 a.m., Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Blessed Sacrament Church, with the Rev. Robert Jallas officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to a
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