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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Jean W. Klaus

1930 - 2021

Eureka

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Jean W. Klaus, 90, of Eureka, passed away at 8:25 p.m., Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at her residence.

She was born May 26, 1930 in Bloomington, IL to Clifford and Ada (Spencer) Kaiser.  She married James A. Klaus on June 25, 1949 in Eureka.  He died on October 31, 2017.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter and one brother.

Surviving are her children; Mary Klaus of Spring Hill, FL, Bonnie (Dane) Rednour of Eureka, James Klaus of Secor, IL, Arthur “Rusty” (Laurie) Klaus of Eureka, Patrick (Jackie) Klaus of Eureka, Kelly (Jeannette) Klaus of Clarksville, TN, Jeffrey (Beth) Klaus of Port Angeles, WA; 16 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Jean was a member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary.  Jean was a great mom and friend to everyone.  She was the neighborhood mom and touched the lives of everyone she met.  She will be dearly missed.

There will be no services.  Cremation will be accorded.  Burial of her cremains will be in Olio Township cemetery.  Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Heart House or any Eureka Area Food Pantries.

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Bill & Cindy Kelso

April 6, 2021 9:25 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  Loved growing up on Sunset - such wonderful memories.  Always remember smelling the popcorn your Mom would fix on Sundays..  Thinking of you.

Kathy Kauffman

March 29, 2021 7:00 PM

My deepest sympathy to you all. Growing up on Sunset was truly a gift and a blessing.  Oh the hours we played kickball, baseball, kick the can etc with lots of friends and neighbors. Jean could do " tough love" if we got out of hand but was always ready with a wave and a smile. When we moved to Hollister, MO 2 years ago she and I wrote letters back and forth.  She kept me up on the Sunset news and we shared good memories and garden talk. I had an Easter card and letter already to mail to her. I will miss her. Bonnie, I know how faithful you were to your mom as my mom would see you go down the street several times a day. God bless you all.

Cheri Boles

March 22, 2021 5:08 PM

Jean meant a lot to our family. She is my mother's cousin. My middle son, Mason, was particularly close to her. He would often just head down the street to chat with her by himself.  She shared nuggets of wisdom and history.  She will be greatly missed and we were blessed to know her. 

Angie Arnold

March 22, 2021 4:23 PM

Miss Jean has such a big place in our heart. It is very true that she was the neighborhood mom. I could often find my son down sitting on her porch talking to her. When he was older he would take books down to read to her. We were very heartbroken to hear of her passing but she will always be remembered by the Arnolds! Beautiful lady

Deb Snyder

March 22, 2021 12:25 PM

Jean and my mom grew up together in Secor.  They always talked about riding bikes together and going to the show.  I grew up with Bonnie and remember going to many slumber parties at Bonnie's house.  Jean was always welcoming and fun to be around.  

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