Arline H. Jaconis, 91, of Collinsville died Monday, March 23, 2015 at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 26 and again from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 27 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. A funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 27 at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Grantfork, with Father Pat G. Jakel, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St. Gertrude Catholic Cemetery in Grantfork.
She was born on March 19, 1924 in Old Ripley Township to Harry S. and Marie (Heintz) Landolt. On Feb. 18, 1947, she married James Stanley Jaconis. He passed away on Dec. 13, 1983.
Mrs. Jaconis attended IXL Country School and helped with the family farm. In 1942, she worked in St. Louis, Mo., at DePaul Hospital and then at L.M. Stewart Inc.
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She and her husband moved back to Illinois in 1968 and lived on Illinois Route 140, north of Grantfork. In 1991, she moved to Marine, where she worked part-time at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church as a housekeeper. She moved to Legacy Place in 2010 and then to Hitz Memorial Home in 2014.
She and her husband enjoyed square dancing for many years. She also enjoyed quilting; she made a quilt for each of her children and most of her grandchildren. Working in the yard was a favorite past-time, and she was an excellent cook and baker. She also dedicated a lot of time to her grandchildren.
She was a member of the Senior Citizens Club of Marine and was a former member of the Highland Squares, St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Grantfork and St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Marine.
Survivors include sons, John W. (Sue) Jaconis of Collinsville and Harry S. (Bunnie Lindsey) Jaconis of Naperville, Ill.; a daughter, Helen (Robert) Roggenkamp of Louisville, Ky.; grandchildren, Rob J. (Courtney) Roggenkamp of Louisville, Ky., Barry J. Roggenkamp of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Brian J. (Angie) Roggenkamp of Louisville, Ky., Aaron M. (fiancee Heather Carter) Jaconis of Glen Carbon, Adam K. Jaconis of Collinsville, Taylor A. (special friend Carlos Correa) Jaconis of Naperville, Ill., and Lucas K. Jaconis of Naperville, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Robert Patton Roggenkamp, Emma G. Roggenkamp, Cooper W. Roggenkamp, Kailey M. Roggenkamp, Avery E. Roggenkamp and Mallory R. Roggenkamp, all of Louisville, Ky.; and a brother, James L. Landolt of Yoakum, Texas.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; a grandchild, Kyle J. Jaconis, who died on Feb. 27, 1990; brothers, Richard H. Landolt, who died on Feb. 9, 2002, and Clifford A. Landolt, who died on Oct. 7, 1986; and a sister, Marjorie A. Roniger, who died on Nov. 21, 2013.
Memorials may be made to Masses or a charity of the donor’s choice.