Jeanine Hay

  • Born: August 23, 1929
  • Died: September 15, 2020
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Jeanine C. Hay, 91 of Sterling died Tuesday September 15, 2020 at her home.

She was born on August 23, 1929 in Sterling, the daughter of Raymond Harold and Irene Frances (Schikan) Cramer. Jeanine was a 1943 graduate of Wallace Grade School; a 1947 graduate of Sterling High School and a 1950 graduate of Wesley Memorial School of Nursing. She was united in marriage to John Hay on October 15, 1950 in Sterling. Jeanine was employed as a nurse at Community General Hospital from 1950 -1968 and then at the Sterling – Rock Falls Clinic from 1968 until her retirement in 1990.. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Sterling and had begun the prayer shawl ministry at the church as well as at the Kihei Lutheran Church in Maui, HI. Jeanine served as one of the original members of the board of SHED and the Sterling Symphony Board. She was a member of LSSI, Northern Illinois board of Governors – Advancement Council. She had been a volunteer with the CGH Medical Center Auxiliary as a Pink Lady.

Survivors include her husband John; her daughters: Jodie Hay of St. Louis, MO and Jamie Hay of Sterling; her son, Stephen Hay of Seattle, WA; her four grandchildren: Darci (Eric) Imel, Daniel Little, Ron (Kim) Hay and John Hay; and ten great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mask and a social distancing requirements will be in place to allow for 50 persons at a time to attend a public visitation on Thursday September 17, 2020 from 4:00-6:00 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1 st Avenue in Sterling. The funeral will follow on Friday at 10:00 AM in the funeral home with the Reverend Leo Patterson officiating. Burial will conclude at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. John Lutheran Church or Sterling Schools Foundation


Condolence & Memory Journal

I remember Jeanine's smiling face during our time working at SRFC, she was such a blessing to all she met. God's right hand holding you up during this time john, Jodi, Jamie and rest of your family.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted-Matthew 5:4
May the love of family and friends continue to pour out upon you all. Betty

Posted by Betty Neubauer - Rock Falls, IL - Coworker   September 19, 2020

John, sorry to hear about your wife. I lost Alice in March and it is a hard road. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Posted by Willard (Bill) Gould - Friend   September 17, 2020

Jamie and Family,

I am sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers.

Jan Meiners and family.

Posted by Jan Meiners - Sterling, IL - Friend   September 17, 2020

Dear Jamie, So sorry to hear of your moms passing. May God surround your family with love and comfort in the difficult time. Rod and Linda

Posted by linda allison - rock falls, IL - Acquaintance   September 17, 2020

Jodie and family, may your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by Sheila Gould Smith - Friend   September 16, 2020

Condolences: to the Hay family. You are in our prayers. Your Mom lived a great life, full of love, laughter, and adventures.

Posted by Mike & Sue Smith - O Fallon, MO - Friend   September 16, 2020

Jamie, I’m so sorry about the loss of ur Mom! May God comfort u in ur time of need!

Posted by Deanna Gholson - Friend   September 16, 2020

I will always treasure my memories of Jeanine. She mentored me when I began working in Pediatrics at the Sterling Rock Falls Clinic. She was such a special person!!!
My deepest condolences to her family!

Posted by Gayle Wright - Sterling, IL - Coworker   September 16, 2020

Jamie, sorry to read that your Mom has passed away. Prayers for peace and comfort.

Posted by Nancy Seyller - Morrison, IL - Friend   September 16, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. We send our love

Posted by Sue and Mike Smith - Ofallon, MO - Family Friend   September 15, 2020

I have learned so many things from this woman. My heart is breaking. She was a great teacher supervisor and most of all friend. She will be sadly missed by all of the lives she has touched. My thoughts and prayers are with John an family. God speed Much Love, Kim and Chris Davis and Family

Posted by Kim Davis (Hall) - Sterling, IL - Coworker   September 15, 2020

Our deepest sympathies to the Hay family. John and Jeanine were wonderful people and were good to all they encountered. Tim and Peggy Casey and family

Posted by Tim Casey - Westmont, IL - Acquaintance   September 15, 2020