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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
  • Obituary: Alice Jolly

  • Alice Virginia Jolly, 84, of Geneseo, died Thursday, May 29, 2014, at her home. Per her request, cremation rites have been accorded and there will be no services. Private inurnment will be at a later date at the Rock Island National Cemetery. Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be made to Geneseo EMT.
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  • Alice Virginia Jolly, 84, of Geneseo, died Thursday, May 29, 2014, at her home. Per her request, cremation rites have been accorded and there will be no services. Private inurnment will be at a later date at the Rock Island National Cemetery. Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be made to Geneseo EMT.
    Alice was born on Jan. 19, 1930, in Eagle River, Wis., the daughter of Edward and Almita (Frye) Carlson. She married George T. Jolly on Nov. 3, 1948. She word as a dietary aide at Hammond-Henry Hospital in Geneseo from which she retired. She loved nature, golfing, bowling, and playing cards. Alice belonged to First Lutheran Church in Geneseo and the Lioness Club. A devoted family woman, Alice was known for her enduring patience and kindness. She was an inspiration to all and will be dearly missed.
    Survivors include her son, Doug (Colleen) Jolly of Geneseo; grandchildren, Jason (Melissa) Jolly and George (Merriam) Jolly, all of Geneseo; and Cara Jolly of Los Angeles, Calif.; great grandchildren, Elizabeth, Kassandra, Alexa and Ava Jolly; brothers, Frank “Swede” (Pat) Carlson and Hank (Sandy) Carlson of Eagle River; sisters, Louise (Neal) Larson of Conover, Wis., and Marion Richards of St. Germain, Wis., and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Dale Jolly in 2007 and her husband, George Jolly in 2012.

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