Cloonen

Rhonda L. Cloonen, age 73, of Irwin passed away Saturday, September 12, 2020 at her home. She was born June 19, 1947 in Chicago, the daughter of William & Imogene (Baker) Mitchell. Rhonda married Joe Cloonen on September 17, 1966 in Irwin. 

Rhonda worked in the family business, Cloonen Trucking. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed bird watching and shopping. 

Rhonda was a parishioner of St. James the Apostle Catholic Church in Irwin. 

Surviving are her husband, Joe Cloonen of Irwin; one son, Chris Cloonen of Irwin; one daughter, Melissa Cloonen of Herscher; seven grandchildren, Megan, Garth, Leroy, Benjamin, Kaitlynn, Dale, and Noah; three great-grandchildren, Hailey, Samantha, and Brianna; five sisters, Alice Johnston, Cindy Fabian, Paula Ditta, Carol Murray, and Barb Cantone; five brothers, Mike Mitchell, Howard Mitchell, Bart Mitchell, John Mitchell, Jeff Mitchell; and many nieces and nephews. Rhonda is preceded in death by her parents; one son, Greg; one daughter-in-law, Brandi Cloonen; one sister, Sue; and one brother, Brett Cloonen. 

Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. Friday, September 18, 2020 at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais. A funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 19, 2020 also at the funeral home. Per CDC guidelines, masks and social distancing will be required. Deacon Patrick Skelly will officiate the service. Burial followed at St. James Cemetery in Irwin. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Uplifted Care.