Alma Jarrett, 82, of Pembroke Township, passed away Saturday (June 8, 2019) at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

She was born Sept. 26, 1936, in Starksville, Miss., the daughter of M.C. Guido and Louise Dell Guido.

Alma was retired from being a cook at Lorenzo R. Smith School in Pembroke Township. She had been a resident of the Pembroke Township area for 68 years.

She was a choir member at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hopkins Park.

Her hobbies included cooking, doing crossword puzzles, watching Western movies and spending time with family.

Surviving are six sons, Paul Jarrett Jr., of Kankakee, Lonnie (Josefina) Jarrett, of Pembroke Township, Steven (Irene) Jarrett, of Pembroke Township, Martin (Regina) Jarrett, of Memphis, Tenn., Darryl (Inez) Jarrett, of Pembroke Township, and Ronald (Lynette) Jarrett, of Maple Grove, Minn.; six daughters, Jean (Kevin Dorsey) Jarrett, of Kankakee, Paula (Keith) Stampley, of Hopkins Park, Benita Ellis, of Pembroke Township, Mary (Micheal) Shorter, of Kankakee, Bernice (Rory Tucker) Jarrett, of Pembroke Township, Yvonne Jarrett, of Pembroke Township; and the Leggett and Mack families. Also surviving are one sister, Betty Jean Logan, of Pembroke Township; 44 grandchildren; 96 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; one son; two daughters; and three grandsons.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Momence, with the Rev. Tony Taschetta officiating. Burial will be in Momence Cemetery, Momence.

Please sign her online guestbook at


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