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Jennifer Kay (Mack) Rudell

May 29, 1952 ~ April 23, 2018 (age 65)

Jennifer was born May 29, 1952 in Watervliet to William and Betty (Wilson) Mack.  She was a lifetime area resident and graduated from Watervliet High School.  Jennifer took over the operations of Rudell Real-estate when her mother-in-law Bernice Rudell retired and then also started Van Buren County Property Management.  She loved baking cookies for her grandchildren, liked trying her luck on the slot machines, and gathering friends and family together.  Jennifer will be remembered for her giving spirit, she found great joy in helping everyone she met.

Jennifer’s greatest joy was her loving family which includes: her husband Gregory (Rocky) Rudell whom she married May 6, 1972; two children Lynn (Scott) Summers and Joseph (Jennifer) Rudell, both of Watervliet; seven grandchildren John, Lyvia, Julie, Lilly, Jessica, Jane, and Lucy; her dad William Mack; her sister Nancy (Henry) Zausner; two nephews; and her mother-in-law Bernice Rudell.

Jennifer died Monday, April 23, surrounded by her family, at University of Chicago Medical Center.  Her mom Betty Mack precedes her in death.  Hutchins Funeral Home in Watervliet is assisting Jennifer’s family with cremation arrangements.  Her family will celebrate her life this summer.  Memorials may be made in Jennifer’s memory to St. Jude Research Hospital.  You are invited to share a message of comfort with Jennifer’s family at

Donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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