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Jeanne Zoran

Published: Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 11:29 a.m. CDT

DEPUE — Jeanne Zoran, 93, of DePue passed away at 1:15 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at Heartland Health Care in Henry.

Born March 12, 1919, in DePue to John and Lottie (Smith) Gurnett, she married Joseph Zoran Oct. 26, 1946, in St. Mary's Catholic Church in DePue. He preceded her in death April 14, 2002.

She was a graduate of DePue High School and graduated Aug. 17, 1940, from St. Mary's School of Nursing in LaSalle. She was employed as a registered nurse at St. Margaret's Hospital in Spring Valley for 40 years, working in the OB department.

She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in DePue; St. Anne Sodality, of which she was chaplain since 1963; the DePue Booster Club; the Catholic Nurses Association; and the S.N.P.J. Lodge. She also served as the Village of DePue Health Board Chairman and as school nurse for DePue Unit Schools.

Surviving are four daughters, Clare Gonzalez of DePue, Ellen (Tom) Dobrich of DePue, Jane (Bob) Witkowski of North Barrington and Anne (Joe) Heredia of Chillicothe; one son, Mark (Deb) Zoran of College Station, Texas; one sister, Ann (Art) Blanco of Maple Grove, Minn.; 14 grandchildren, Tony Walk, Lisa Walk McGuire, Justin and Jody Gonzalez, Rob Witkowski, Elaine Witkowski Pihlstrom, Jackie and Katie Witkowski, Sara Dobrich Torri, Beth Dobrich Potthoff, Luke Dobrich, Allie Dobrich, and Emily and Martin Heredia; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by five sisters and one brother.

Prayers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Barto Funeral Home, DePue, followed by a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, DePue, with the Rev. Kevin Creegan officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Barto Funeral Home, DePue, where a rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m.

Memorials may be directed to St. Mary's Catholic Church.

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