March 30, 2022

Jerilyn Jo Burns, 78, of Gillespie, Ill., died at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., on Thursday, March 24, 2022. She was born May 12, 1943, in Litchfield to Gerald Beyer, Sr. and Lena (Benassi) Beyer. She married William D. "Bill" Burns on Aug. 22, 1964, at the Holy Cross Church in Wilsonville. He preceded her in death on June 30, 2014.

She was retired after having been a registered nurse for Carlinville Area Hospital for 50 years. Jerilyn was a member of the SS Simon & Jude Church and Altar Society.

She is survived by her sons, William (Cori) Burns of Arlington Heights, Thomas (Dana) Burns of St. Charles, Mo .; grandchildren, Matthew Burns, Meghan Burns, Mallory Burns; siblings, Gerald (Yvonne) Beyer Jr. of Park Ridge, Gene (Monica) Beyer of Chatham; and sister-in-law, Barb (Ron) Rull of Gillespie. Jerilyn was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Friends may call on Friday, April 8, at SS Simon & Jude Church in Gillespie from 9 until 11 a.m. A Memorial Mass will follow at the church at 11 a.m.

Memorials are suggested to Carlinville Area Hospital or Cardinals Kids Cancer Center at Mercy Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Condolences may be left online at http://www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie is in charge of arrangements.

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