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Tuesday March 22nd, 2016
4:00pm

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St. Clotilde Catholic Church
Wednesday March 23rd, 2016
10:30am

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Josephine Lucy Devereaux

Josephine died on Saturday, March 19, 2016, at the Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall, just 20 days short of her 100th birthday. Josephine Lucy Hennen was born on April 8, 1916, in Westerheim Township to Leo and Christine (Van Uden) Hennen. She grew up on her parents' farm between Ghent and Minneota. She was Baptized, received First Communion and Confirmed at St. Eloi Catholic Church in Ghent. Josephine graduated from grade school at St. Agnes Catholic School in Ghent. During high school, she moved to help take care of her sister’s children after the death of her brother-in-law. She graduated from Taunton High School in 1932. She liked to tell her family that she was Valedictorian of her class of seven students! On November 4, 1939, Josephine married Jerome Devereaux at St. Eloi Catholic Church in Ghent. After their marriage, they resided on the Devereaux family farm in Stanley Township. Jerome passed away in 1964. Jo continued farming with her sons until she moved to Marshall in 1985. In 2005, she moved to Hill Street Place where she enjoyed her retirement years. Jo’s family was most important to her, and she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, baking, embroidering, and playing cards and dominoes. Jo served as an Altar Society member and catechism teacher at St. Clotilde, a 4-H Leader, and as a volunteer at the Avera Marshall Auxiliary Thrift Store. She sponsored a child in the Philippines through the Unbound organization for many years. Josephine is survived by her children Pat (Marty) Rossini of Stillwater, Ruth (Gary) Magnuson of Alexandria, Jeri (Leonard) Coequyt of Hopkins, Doug (Helen) Devereaux of Marshall, Kevin (Diane) Devereaux of Slayton, and Dennis (Kathy) Devereaux of Cottonwood, 22 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, sister Margaret "Peg" Boerboom of Marshall, sisters-in-law Roselia Hennen of Minneota and Darlene Van Overbeke of Marshall and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome, her granddaughter Amy Rossini, her great-grandson Joe Rossini, her parents, brothers Leo and Edward Hennen, and sisters Ann Traen, Dora Kesteloot, Gert Sanders and Ida Wyffels, sisters-in-law Dorothy McLaughlin, Doreen Van Overbeke and Mae Van Overbeke. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. Clotilde Catholic Church or Unbound.

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Guestbook

A candle was lit in memory of Josephine Devereaux

Marie Buron and Caitlin Flood and familiesh Mar 22 2016 8:19 PM

Jerry, Leonard and Family. Your Mother is a sacred light to us now. An eternal flame. We know that we are never ready to lose a parent. Your Mother fills your heart always LOVINGLY Marie Burton and Family

Marie Buron and Caitlin Flood and familiesh Mar 22 2016 8:19 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Josephine Devereaux

Michael and Lorraine Weverka Mar 21 2016 11:18 PM

Our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to your family on the passing of your Mother. We won't make it back to Minnesota in time to attend her funeral but will hold all of your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Michael and Lorraine Weverka Mar 21 2016 11:18 PM

Larry and I send our hugs & prayers in this time of the loss of your Mom, Mother-in-Law and Grandma. We did not know Josephine but we have been part of your family as friends for a long time and will be with you from our hearts and thoughts. God Bless you Josephine.

Larry & Heidi Rachuy Mar 21 2016 9:59 AM

My sympathy to Jo's family. You must have so much comfort and joy from all of your wonderful memories.

Linda Magnuson Mar 20 2016 7:39 PM