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Jill Lee (Lafferty) Worden
October 6, 1943 - May 4, 2014
Jill Lee Worden, 70 of Vero Beach, FL and Grand Rapids, MI passed away on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach, FL, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was a 1963 graduate of Ohio State University, and a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority.
Jill was a caring wife, mother and grandmother. She was a wonderful friend and gracious hostess. Her pastimes included bridge, gardening, trips to the casino and Ohio State football.
She is survived by her loving husband of 32 years, Alfred M. Worden; daughter Tamara (Jeff) Christians of Grand Rapids, MI; step-daughter Alison (Bill) Penczak of Sugar Land, TX; grandchildren, Katherine & Cole Christians and Will & Dan Penczak; nephews, Sean & Patrick (Danielle) Lafferty. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank & Marguerite Lafferty; one brother Robert Lafferty.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the VNA Hospice House for their wonderful care and support in her final days. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or CaringBridge.org.
A private Celebration of Life gathering will be held in Grand Rapids, MI in the near future.
Arrangements are entrusted to Cox Gifford Seawinds Funeral Home & Crematory, 1950 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960.
Online condolences may be expressed in Jill's guestbook at:
www.caringbridge.org/visit/jillworden/guestbook or atwww.coxgiffordseawinds.com.
May 6, 2014