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“I am so blessed by the beautiful memories of my mom by all of you. Mom moved out to Montana with me November 30th of 2012. My daughter, kristen...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Jackie Strohl Bjarko

“Jackie, so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Your mom and my mom worked together at Kern...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Janet Drennan Gamberdine

“Jackie, You & your family are in our PRAYERS & THOUGHTS. So sorry to hear this, GOD BLESS !! I would run into her in at WalMart in Mattoon, ...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Mary (Cameron) Tabbert

“Dear Jackie Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for you and your family in the passing of your mother. She was a very special person we always...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: David Greeson

“The sweetest woman I've loved all my life. I grew up with you in my life and have many memories but my favorite memory is of you and I sitting on...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Dawn (Mefford) Harris

“Oh my heart is so sad and heavy! My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. I will miss her greatly! Her and Bill...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Bingham Family


Imogene J. Strohl Bridges, 83 of Mattoon, formerly of Neoga, passed away at St. Luke's Extended Care in Ronan, Montana at 9:20 am, Monday, March 18, 2013. A memorial to honor Imogene's life will be held at 6:00 pm, Friday, March 29th at the New Life Christian Center in Polson, Montana. The graveside service will be held June 5th at the Dodge Grove Cemetery in Mattoon, Illinois. Imogene was born June 5, 1929 in Trilla, Illinois, the daughter of Fred and Blanche (Davis) Jones. She attended Neoga High School and was employed at Kern's Manufacturing for many years. She loved music and going to church. Her zest for life was largely due to her love for family and friends. Everyone always said, "She never met a stranger". Imogene was her daughter, Jackie's biggest fan and the joy of her life. Imogene leaves her only daughter, Jacalyn Strohl Bjarko and husband William of Ronan, Montana; two granddaughters, Kristen Bjarko Wenzel (Matt) of Ronan, Montana and Kara Bjarko Hall of Polson, Montana; nine great-grandchildren, Kierra, Jaben, Bridger and Scout (Wenzel), Keenan, Roman, Anna, Oryssa and Jorja (Hall) all of Ronan, Montana; two sisters, Carolyn Rinehart of Mattoon and Donna Scaggs (Larry) of Noblesville, Indiana; three nephews and three nieces. Imogene was preceded in death by her husband Billie N. Bridges, her parents, Fred Jones and Blanche (Davis) Jones Redfern, two sisters, Mildred Ellis and Lois Price, three brother-in-laws, Pete Ellis, Ray Price and Thomas Rinehart, two nephews, Robert Mesnard and Robert Starwalt. Save a place in Heaven for us Mom and tell grandma she's still my hero. We'll miss you every day until we meet again. Messages of condolences may be shared with the family online at www.groganfuneralhome.com.