Jeannette Musil

Obituary of Jeannette Kathryn Musil

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Jeannette Kathryn Musil, age 97, passed peacefully surrounded by her family on August 23, 2022 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She was born October 6, 1924 in Omaha, Nebraska to the late John James and Helen Opocensky Matcha and was married to the late Bernard James Musil. Over the years she and Bernie lived in Omaha, Nebraska, Orlando, Florida, Houston and Austin Texas, and for the past 24 years in Augusta, Georgia.

Jeannette is survived by her children: Kathryn Musil Claffey and son-in law James Carl Claffey of Augusta, Georgia.; Barbara Musil Jackson and son-in-law Glenn Thomas Jackson of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; her four grandchildren Craig James Claffey, Cody Brian Jackson, Troy Bernard Jackson and Cole Thomas Jackson; nieces and nephews Don and Sheryl Kappus, Ron and Yvonne Kappus, Melissa Kappus, Sherry and Harley Schroeder, and Debbie Stickney.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband along with her sister Ruth Kappus, her nephew Fred Kappus and niece Judy Kappus Bradley.

Jeannette had many accomplishments in life, but none more rewarding to her than being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and aunt to her family.

Donations can be made to UNC Hospice Chapel Hill, North Carolina at www.unchealthfoundation.orgHospice Fund (343961) or the hospice of your choice.

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Walker's Funeral Home is assisting the Musil family.  

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