San Juana “Jane” Amezola, 74, of Rock Falls, died on Sunday morning, July 8, 2018 at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.
She was born on December 15, 1943 in Anahuao, Nuevo Leon, Mexico to Celestino and Maria (Ramirez) Valdez. She married Alejandro Amezola on July 28, 1974 in Ayotlan, Jalisca, Mexico. He preceded her in death on June 19, 2014. She was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls.
She is survived by her daughter, Erica Padilla of Rock Falls; her sisters, Julia (Chuck) Ruddle of Hillsdale, Antonia (Glen) While of Jackson, Calif. and Alice Clevenger of Jackson, Calif.; her brothers, Greg (Gracie) Valdez of San Antonio, Texas, Priciliano (Laura) Valdez of Rock Falls and Joseph Valdez of Dixon; 5 grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother Hector Valdez.
Per her wishes, her remains were donated to anatomical research. A memorial mass will be held on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 10 AM in St. Andrew Catholic Church in Rock Falls. A memorial has been established in her memory to St. Andrew Catholic Church or to Newman Central Catholic High School to assist with her grandchildren’s tuition. Arrangements are through the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls.