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Ronald Jost
Born in Missouri
59 years
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     Ronald J. “Ron” Jost, 59, of Morton, passed away on September 2, 2016, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, surrounded by family and friends. Ron was called home by His Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, after a short, but fierce, battle with a rare cancer.
     He was born on March 24, 1957 in Cape Girardeau, MO to Frank F. and Linda L. (Chicowlas) Jost, Jr. He graduated from Linn High School in Linn, MO in 1975. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Chemical Corp at Edgewood Arsenal-Aberdeen Proving Ground in Edgewood, MD from 1975 to 1978.  He married Donna L. Tasker in Concord, NH on July 21, 1978. Ron received multiple degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia and was a diehard Mizzou fan, win or lose.
     Ron worked as a Medical Physicist in Radiation Oncology in Philadelphia, PA and Ann Arbor, MI, before moving to Illinois. For twenty-eight years, Ron was blessed by serving in God’s ministry at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in various roles, most recently as Vice President, Strategic and Facility Planning. He loved the Lord and was a member of Bethany Baptist Church in Edwards, where he was involved in the Bethany Choir, Sunday School, Small Group, and Kidz Heart Ministries.
     He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Edward and Mary Chicowlas, and his paternal grandparents, Frank F. and Flossie L. (Lam) Jost, Sr.
     Ron is survived by his wife, Donna; son, Greg of Peoria; daughter, Chelsea of Morton; parents, Frank and Linda Jost of Bonnots Mill, MO; brother, Randy (Vickie) Jost of Westminster, CO; sisters, Melissa (Randy) Helmig of Florissant, MO; Cindy (Gary) Ruether of Jefferson City, MO; grandson, Adam Jost of Osceola, IN; and several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 9, 2016, at Bethany Baptist Church in Edwards, with Dr. Ritch Boerckel officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2016, also at the church. A private interment will be at Riverview Cemetery in Jefferson City, MO.
     Memorial contributions may be made in Ron’s name to the Kidz Heart Ministries or the Adoption Ministry, both at Bethany Baptist Church.
     Ron’s family wishes to extend a sincere thank you to his OSF family and to all the physicians, nurses and staff, who served Ron until the end, with the greatest care and love.
     Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue, in Peoria.


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Hendrick Polanco My deepest condolence September 24, 2016
My deepest condolences.  May these few words from the Holy Scriptures bring you comfort in your time of grief...
John 11:32-45
32 And so Mary, when she arrived where Jesus was and caught sight of him, fell at his feet, saying to him: “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33 Jesus, therefore, when he saw her weeping and the Jews that came with her weeping, groaned in the spirit and became troubled; 34 and he said: “Where have YOU laid him?” They said to him: “Lord, come and see.” 35 Jesus gave way to tears. 36 Therefore the Jews began to say: “See, what affection he used to have for him!” 37 But some of them said: “Was not this [man] that opened the eyes of the blind man able to prevent this one from dying?”
38 Hence Jesus, after groaning again within himself, came to the memorial tomb. It was, in fact, a cave, and a stone was lying against it.39 Jesus said: “TAKE the stone away.” Martha, the sister of the deceased, said to him: “Lord, by now he must smell, for it is four days.”40 Jesus said to her: “Did I not tell you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” 41 Therefore they took the stone away. Now Jesus raised his eyes heavenward and said: “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 True, I knew that you always hear me; but on account of the crowd standing around I spoke, in order that they might believe that you sent me forth.” 43 And when he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice: “Laz´a·rus, come on out!” 44The [man] that had been dead came out with his feet and hands bound with wrappings, and his countenance was bound about with a cloth. Jesus said to them: “Loose him and let him go.”
45 Therefore many of the Jews that had come to Mary and that beheld what he did put faith in him;
Please go to the following link for more information regarding the Hope expressed in this passage
C. Borurguet My deepest condolence September 17, 2016
My condolences, as feelings of pain and bitterness become unbearable. It is my desire to convey a comforting thought based on the Holy Scriptures
  John 5:28 "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out."
This passage speaks of the resurrection of our loved ones. It is not God's plan to see us suffer and die, so He extends the following invitation to us: "Come near to God and He will draw near to you" (James 4:8)
Please go to the following link to obtain more information regarding the Hope expressed in this passage and again we are sorry for your loss.
Julia Parker I feel their great loos September 14, 2016
The death it¨s ours enemy.any of us we can escape of she ,we see as die to semeone dears that we love.

The Bible gives a hope wonderful in little time come a paradice in the earth(Psalm chapter 37 verces 29) say:¨The reighteous will possess the earth and the will reside for always on she.

God Jehovah,He is our rescue,the Bible say:¨As the latest enemy,the death it will be reduced to mothing(1 Corinthians chapter 15 verces 26)¡¡That good news¡¡¡

Foe more imformation come in for: 
John Klebba Family Friend September 9, 2016
I grew up with Ron, attending St. George Grade School in Linn, being in Cub Scouts with him and generally hanging out with him until we ended up going to different high schools.  Even though we rarely connected in the many years since, I remember him as a wonderful individual, generally with a smile on his face and always a kind and gentle soul.  My condolences to his family.  A fine man taken way too soon. 
Eric Hoschek Friend and Co-Worker at OSF September 8, 2016
Dear Jost family,

With a heavy heart and sadness, I am writing this condolence for the loss of your husband, father.  In the short time that I worked with Ron, I learned a great deal of knowledge from this man.  He was always well prepared for our meetings, whether it was capital or working with him through his budgets for the next fiscal year.  He was very approachable and would help with whatever was needed to answer questions.  He was kind and always willing to help no matter what the question was being asked.  I will miss working with him during the budgeting process as well as the capital planning process.  Although he is in a much better place, we are all sad to see him go.  As I stated before, although I worked with him for only a year and a half, it seemed as if we had worked together for many years.  You are all in my thoughts and prayers. 

Eric Hoschek
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