Thursday, January 20, 2011

Obit of Jayne L. Brunskill


PIPER CITY — Jayne L. Brunskill, 95, a resident of Piper CityRehab & Living Center in Piper City, formerly of Pontiac,passed away at 2:40a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 4, 2011) at the home.

A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St.Mary’s Catholic Church, Pontiac, with Monsignor Thomas Mackofficiating. Interment will be at Esmen-Camp Cemetery, ruralPontiac, with her son, the Rev. Richard Brunskill officiating.Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday prior to Mass at thechurch, where in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her namefor Masses, or to the Jayne L. Brunskill Memorial Fund. MartinFuneral Home, Chatsworth, is in charge of arrangements.

Jayne Laverne Tallman Brunskill was born Sept. 1, 1915, in Pontiac,a daughter of Albert and Florence Solma Tallman. She married ByronBrunskill in February 1936. He preceded her in death March 3,1977.

She is survived by one daughter, Barbara Brunskill, Piper City; twosons, Craig (Maria) Brunskill, Normal, and the Rev. RichardBrunskill, Piper City; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;one sister, Vernette; one brother, Richard; nieces and nephews; andmany good friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother andone sister.

After raising her three children, Jayne pursued a career as aphlebotomist for nearly 20 years, before becoming a licensedpractical nurse in 1978.

She worked at St. James Hospital, Asta Care, Piper City NursingHome and two places in Fairbury, Fairview Haven Nursing Home andthe offices of Drs. Langstaff and Mosciski. She retired from thenursing profession in 1995.

She was a woman of great faith, helping to start the PerpetualAdoration Society at St. Mary’s Church, and working tirelessly atGrace Episcopal Church for many years before she became Catholic —along with Bryon and Richard — in 1974. Jesus was the center of herlife and faith.

This obituary may be viewed and private condolences sent to thefamily online at www.martin-

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