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Jacquilyn K. "Jackie" O'Reilly

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Jacquilyn K. "Jackie" O'Reilly Obituary
Jacquilyn "Jackie" K. O'Reilly, 72


April 29, 1941-August 22, 2013

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 grand- children'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.


Published in the St. Cloud Times on Aug. 24, 2013
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