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Anita Belle Jaeger

February 6, 1931 October 15, 2021
Anita Belle Jaeger
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Anita Belle Jaeger went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 15, 2021 due to natural causes. She was born in Rolla, Missouri on February 6, 1931 to John Patterson “Pat” Brown and Vera Brown. They later moved to Roscoe, Illinois, where Pat built the home Anita and her four younger siblings grew up in.
She attended Illinois State University, earned a degree in Elementary Education, and met Charles “Chuck” Jaeger. They wed in 1956 and were able to enjoy 58 years together prior to his death in 2014.
After giving birth to twins Ken and Karl, and three years later Jim, Anita and the family settled in Peoria. She eventually starting teaching at Riverview Grade School in Spring Bay, where she taught until her retirement.
Anita enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading, time with her children and grandchildren, and traveling throughout the U.S. with her husband.
She and her husband were lifelong members of University United Methodist Church of Peoria.
She is survived by three sons, Karl (Susan) of Jacksonville, FL, Ken (Pam) of San Antonio, Tx, Jim (Gayla) of New River, Arizona, one sister, Becky Keller of Rockford, IL, sister-in-law Margaret Brown of Belvidere, IL., seven grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one sister and her husband Charles.
The celebration of Anita’s life will be held 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at University United Methodist Church 2818 N. University St, Peoria, IL 61604.
Contributions are encouraged to be made to your local Humane Society or University United Methodist of Peoria.
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11:00 AM 10/23/2021 11:00:00 AM
University United Methodist Church

2818 N University St
Peoria, IL 61604

University United Methodist Church
2818 N University St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

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