SPRINGFIELD – Jeannette C. Cimarossa, 81, of Springfield died at 4 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2007, at St. John’s Hospital.
She was born Oct. 31, 1926, in Minneapolis, the daughter of Fred and Evelyn Almquist West. She first married Jack Smith; he preceded her in death. She then married Quinto J. Cimarossa on May 3, 1973. Her parents and two brothers, Fred West Jr. and Robert West, also preceded her in death.
She had been a resident of Springfield since she was 7 years old.
She was employed in central management at SIU School of Medicine.
She was a great animal lover, especially her dogs. She was a graduate of Feitshans High School.
Surviving are her husband, Quinto J. Cimarossa of Springfield; daughter, Janice L. Smith of Springfield, formerly of Austin, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial gathering will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at Staab Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Humane Society.
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