Jenelle Muzzillo, 74, of Sandwich, IL passed away on May 8, 2019 at Bethany Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Dekalb, IL.
She was born on May 1, 1945 to Elmer and Thelma (Boyd) Hanson in Asheville, North Carolina. Jenelle worked at Copley Hospital from 1966 – 1974 and then began working at Sandwich Hospital from 1974-2012. This is where she met and fell in love with Michael J. Muzzillo. They were married on November 15, 1980 in Sandwich, IL. Jenelle went on later in her career to work in the ER and eventually to oversee the Intensive Care Unit at the hospital. She finished out her dedicated health care career of 44 years, as a patient advocate. She enjoyed traveling with Mike and her beloved dachshunds; especially to the Smokey Mountains where she was born. She also had a great fondness for bird-watching, crafting, gardening, and never met a flea market she didn’t love. She was a collector of all things; specifically snowmen, santas and bird feeders. However, above all, she treasured family time. Her family meant the world to her.
She is survived by her daughter, Chris (Scott) Hughes of Whitehall, WI, son, Rob (Melissa) Wright of Sandwich, IL, son, Joseph (Deborah) Muzzillo of Capron IL and daughter, Tara (John) Vaughn, of Puxico, MO; sister, Wynie (Rudie) Bax, of Maggie Valley, N.C., their children, Arie (Naki) Bax, Nathan (Anna) Bax and Charles Bax and their children (Ariana, Kai, Evelyn, Henry and Elizabeth); sister-in-law, Carol Muzzillo of Angola, IN., nieces, Deanna (Jody) Howard and Missy (Brett) Davis and their children; grandchildren, Bret, Amanda, Joshua, Jordan, Hunter, Emily, Jason and great-grandchildren, Oliver, Camila and Lailoni.
Preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Thelma (Boyd) Hanson and her brother, Charles Hanson.
Visitation will be held Monday, May 13th, 2019 at the Beverage Family Funeral Home, 104 Terry St., Sandwich, IL from 4p.m. – 7p.m. with a funeral service at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded. Services were entrusted to Beverage Family Funeral Homes.
Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Alz.org, in Jenelle’s name.