Jeannette E. Silveus, 83, of Alton, passed away at 12:02 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis.
She was born on Nov. 19, 1931, in Highland, the daughter of the late Herbert J. and Cornelia H. (Rothley) Clayton.
Jeannette was formerly married to Clifford E. Silveus in Alton; he preceded her in death on May 8, 1989.
Jeanette was self-employed in the Alton area for several years, cleaning homes. She enjoyed crocheting, especially afghans; she also enjoyed sewing, reading and baking. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and grandchildren. She was a very loving and devoted mother and grandmother and will be missed terribly.
She is survived by her three children; Michael Dorsey of Florida, Gene Silveus of Alton and Jodi and her spouse, Chris Parrino, of Brighton; four grandchildren, Carrie and her spouse, Kevin Zini, Nicholas Parrino, Hannah Parrino and Emily Parrino; four great-grandchildren, Tera, Nicholas, Brenna and Kyle; one great-great-grandchild, Lancley; three sisters, June Hess of Pocahontas, Ill., Virginia and her spouse, Delmar Starnes, of Pocahontas, and Judy and her spouse, Larry Favre, of Staunton.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and a son, Steven Dorsey.
Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at the Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at the funeral home with the Rev. Stan Hunt officiating.
Burial will follow at the Moro Presbyterian Cemetery in Moro.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association
Online condolences may be made at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.