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Jewel Janice Feierabend, of Joliet, Ill., formerly of Meredith, N.H., St. Germain, Aurora, Ill., and Plano, Ill., died Wednesday, April 9, 2014. She was 93.

Mrs. Feierabend was born Nov. 22, 1920, in Greenway, Ark., to James Garland and Bertha Agnes Cummings.

She moved with her family to Plano in the 1920s. She was married to Ralph Franklin Feierabend.

She was employed during World War II as a driver for officers at the Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va.

Mrs. Feierabend earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Aurora University and a master’s in education at Northern Illinois University.

She taught at Mooseheart Elementary School for 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two brothers, James Cummings Jr. and Charles (Chuck) Lee Cummings; and two sisters, Ellen Ann Snedeker and Shirley May  Corbitt.

Survivors include her two daughters, Joan Regan of Miami, Fla., and Jean of Joliet; one sister, Jane Jacobson of Plano; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many close family members and friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 26, at 9 a.m. at Our Saviour’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at 815 S. Washington St. in Naperville, Ill.

Inurnment will be in the columbarium at Our Saviour’s.

The family wishes that memorials in Mrs. Feierabend’s name be given to the Open Door Rehabilitation Center, 405 S. Wells?St.,?Sandwich,?IL 60548-2459.

Arrangements are made by DuPage Cremations Ltd. and Memorial Chapel in West Chicago, Ill.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:02 AM

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