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Barbara Jill Mullen

May 14, 1947 - October 22, 2021

Barbara Jill Mullen Barbara Jill Mullen
  • Funeral
  • November 3, 2021 | 2:00 P.M.
  • Riverside Reception & Conference Center 35N River Lane Geneva, Il. 60134


Barbara Jill Mullen (nee Jonasen), age 74, of Geneva, Illinois, passed away October 22, 2021, surrounded by family. She fought a long, hard battle with melanoma that had metastasized to her brain. She left behind her husband of 54 years, John Mullen, her son, Todd Mullen (Laura), daughter Stephanie Kornak (Mike) and her grandchildren, Kevin Real, Hanna Real, Jake Mullen and Hailey Kornak. She is preceded in death by her parents, Leif and Shirley Jonasen, and her grandson, Brennan Kornak.

Jill grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois, and attended Michigan State University, where she met John. They married June 17, 1967. Jill and John have lived in Michigan, Utah, Indiana, and many areas of Illinois.  They made friends wherever they went. They settled back in Geneva, Illinois, in 2020, to be closer to their children.

Jill was an amazing listener, loyal friend, great cook, and organizer. She had an amazing work ethic; in fact, she often forgot to relax. She was the consummate hostess, making sure everyone always had a wonderful time.

Most of all, Jill loved her family. Her death left a huge hole in our lives, including the lives of her siblings, Joyce Donagen, Erik (Karen) Jonasen, and Jenny Kulik (Rick).

A Celebration of Life will occur at Riverside Receptions, 35 North River Lane, Geneva, Illinois on November 3rd at 2:00 pm. The service will be followed by a reception to celebrate Jill’s memory. Dress is casual.

For further information please call Yurs Funeral Home Geneva. 630-232-7337


DARCI CARLINO from elgin, IL

"what a perfect picture of such a beautiful soul. Jill has touched so many with her fabulous style and her love for life and her family. she will be missed..."

Barb Brotschul from Schaumburg, IL

"With sincere sympathy for the family . Memory Eternal . Gone too soon. May memories of happy times soothe your soul."

Kate Endres from Dover, OH

"My Aunt Jill has always made me feel special. I will miss the very sincere and loving greetings (arms wide open for an encompassing hug). Jill had a way It seems like offering my condolences is not enough. Prayers of healing to all."

Gretchen Vankula from Venice, FL

"Rest In Peace beautiful lady."

Marygrace Barber (Wodarski) from Southport, NC

"I was so very sorry to hear of Jill’s passing. Sending prayers to the family."

Kelly (Fuson) Sullivan from Fairfield , CT

"How incredibly sorry I am to hear about Mrs Mullen. I will hold dear our many conversations around the lake. My prayers are with you and your lovely family. Kelly Sullivan"

Bette Resis from Oak Brook, IL

"I am so very sorry to hear about Jill’s passing. I will always remember her as one of the sweetest & kindest girls in high school. She was so pretty & just as lovely on the inside. My thoughts & prayers are with her family & all who knew her. Such a loss to all."

Mark Burnard from Tampa, FL

"Aunt Jill's death leaves a heartache no one can heal; but the love for her leaves a memory no one can steal. My thoughts and prayers are for her eternal peace."

Ruth and Paul Donnelly from Flagstaff, AZ

"We will sorely miss Aunt Jill’s smile and the love she so genuinely shared. Our hearts go out to you. Though we can’t be there today, know that we are with you in spirit. Aunt Jill had a light that will continue to shine for all of us. Deepest condolences."

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