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ORVA IRENE JUMP, age 76, of Aurora, IL, passed away Saturday, November 26, at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, IL. BORN: She was born on August 13, 1935, the daughter of George T. and Irene H. (Austin) Ramer in Elgin, IL.EARLY YEARS:Orva grew up in Elburn and attended local schools. She graduated from Elburn High School with the class of 1954 and soon found work at National Brush Company. It was there that a certain soldier caught her eye and with a little persistence, her heart. Before long their two lives became one as Orva was united in marriage to Nickolas Jump on June 29, 1957 at Marion Avenue Baptist Church in Aurora. RESIDENTIAL HISTORY: They began their new life together on Lincoln Avenue in Aurora for a time before settling on Spruce St. in 1962. There they made a million memories together before Nick’s passing in 2008. Although it was never the same, Orva continued to make her home on Spruce St., content to spend as much time as she could with friends and family. OCCUPATION / WORK HISTORY:In addition to National Brush, Orva worked at the Campana Building in Batavia as a line worker, packing boxes with caramels until it closed down in the late 1970’s. In 1982, she began working full time at the Wayside Cross Mission in Aurora. When her first and only granddaughter came along in 1988, Orva went down to part time so that she could spend time and create a special relationship with Katie. When her two grandsons, Nickolas and Zachary were born, you could find no other grandmother more proud than she. Eventually she dedicated all her love and time to her grandchildren until declining health ended her reign as "babysitter supreme". MEMBERSHIPS: Orva was a long time and most faithful member of the Orchard Community Church in Aurora. LIFE NOTES: There wasn’t a thrift store or garage sale that didn’t catch her eye but only if there was a bargain in the making. When there were bargains to be had, Orva was quick to pick up any item that a family member or friend might need, but of course she also added to her own collection of cookbooks, angels, bells, walking sticks and salt and pepper shakers, to name a few. Anytime was a good time to have a party and for Orva, bigger was always better. Never did a birthday pass her singing "Happy Birthday" in her "best" singing voice over the phone. Orva didn’t really need a reason to pick up the phone to call her family and friends, she could spend hours on the phone and not think twice. Orva’s heart overflowed with love for her family and her community. She will be remembered most for social nature, caring heart and memorable friendship. SURVIVORS: She is survived by two children:Michael A. (Michelle) Jump of Somonauk, IL and Michelle I. Romero of Aurora, IL;Three grandchildren:Katie Romero, Nickolas Romero and Zachary Jump;Six siblings:Catherine (Tom) Schattke, Vivian Ramer, Ivan (Linda) Ramer, Bonnie (Dean) Anderson, Jim (Cathy) Ramer and Bob Ramer;Many nieces, nephews, cousins and a community of friends who will remember her well. PRECEDED:She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Nick and two brothers, Georgie and Donnie Ramer.VISITATION / FUNERAL Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. at The Orchard Community Church, 101 S. Barnes Rd, Aurora, on Thursday, December 1, 2011. A funeral to celebrate her life will begin at 11 a.m., also at the church, Friday, December 2, 2011. Rev. Scott Hodge, pastor of the church, will officiate and interment will follow at Pierce Cemetery. MEMORIAL In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Orva’s name to benefit her favorite charities including the Ronald McDonald House, Aurora Animal Shelter and St. Jude’s . Checks may be made to the "Orva Jump Memorial" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com.
Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. at The Orchard Community Church, 101 S. Barnes Rd, Aurora, on Thursday, December 1, 2011. A funeral to celebrate her life will begin at 11 a.m., also at the church, Friday, December 2, 2011. Rev. Scott Hodge, pastor of the church, will officiate.
Interment will follow at Pierce Cemetery.