Aunt Jessie

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Jesus ‘Jessie’ Vasquez-Sierra

Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 3:58 pm | Updated: 3:58 pm, Fri Feb 26, 2016.

Jesus ‘Jessie’ Vasquez-Sierra

Jesus “Jessie” Vasquez-Sierra, 95, of Silvis, passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Silvis. Visitation will be 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Schroder Mortuary, Silvis, with a rosary at 1 p.m. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, East Moline. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Alternatives for Older Adults or Genesis Hospice.

Jessie was born Nov. 2, 1920, in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico, the daughter of Ignacio and Leonarda Nunez Vasquez. She worked at the American Cafe, Frank’s Pizzeria and the former Townhouse in Silvis. Jessie married Amador T. Sierra Sr. on Sept. 28, 1940, in Silvis. He preceded her in death Aug. 13, 1995.

She was a woman of faith, a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Our Lady’s Altar Society, the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 8890 and a former member of St. Monica’s Arts and crafts. Jessie enjoyed pulling weeds and gardening. She loved her family and friends and was a good listener. Jessie was famous for her signature potluck food, Jessie’s Tostadas.

Survivors include her daughters. Veronica, Rita and Martina; sons, Simon, Paul, James, Peter, Francisco V., Father Angel and Raymond; sister, Andrea; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jessie was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Amador Jr.; daughter, Esperanza; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Alternatives for Older Adults and Genesis Hospice for the care and support given to Jessie and her family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

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