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HEALY CHAPEL

Family Owned and Operated Since 1891

The Healy Chapel with its stately elegance and rich history is the perfect setting to the funeral home’s proud tradition. For 100 years The Healy Chapel has provided quality caring funeral service to the families of Aurora and the surrounding communities.

The beginning of The Healy Undertaking Company dates back to 1891 when W.H. Healy opened a combination furniture and undertaking business under the name of Healy and Blair. His brother, A.N. Healy, soon entered the business forming a partnership that extends to today.

With the increasing demands of the business, The Healy Undertaking Company decided a new facility must be commissioned that would be designed specifically for the arranging and conducting of funeral services. The Healy management commissioned George Grant Elmslie a noted Chicago architect, to design an elegant yet functional facility. Elmslie worked in the office of Louis Sullivan, a leader in the Prairie School of Design.

The building is constructed of a high quality Roman brick on all four sides and embellished with terra cotta and glazed tile set in unique places. The main chapel is finished in American black walnut. The main and second floors are finished in oak and the third floor in birch. The decorative work has been taken from the architects’ original designs, including the chairs on the speaker’s platform and the lighting fixtures.

Specifically designed stained glass windows are used extensively throughout the chapel with three magnificent panels located in the main chapel. Remaining window treatments are comprised of steel casement sash windows of leaded glass with sliding copper fly screens. The facility was designed to be fireproof and completely functional. The Healy Chapel was completed in 1928 at a cost of $100,000.

In 1985, the U.S. Department of the Interior placed The Healy Chapel on the National Registry of Historical Places. The funeral home was completely renovated in 1986 with the idea of restoring the original interior.

The Healy Chapel takes pride in the beautiful and uniquely designed facility. But the Healy Chapel is more than just a structure. It represents a tradition of quality caring funeral service in a time of need.

The Healy Chapel offers a full range of funeral services including prearrangement planning and after-care services. As a result of our dedication and commitment to quality professional funeral services, The Healy Chapel is a selected member of the International Order of the Golden Rule, an association of distinguished funeral homes throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad. The Healy Chapel stands as a memorial to past generations and in readiness to serve the future.


Our Obituaries

Catherine G. Dozark

July 26, 1933 - April 3, 2020


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Frank J. Dozark

January 4, 1931 - April 1, 2020


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Jose A. "Papote" Rivera

November 15, 1956 - March 24, 2020

José (Papote) Antonio Rivera, age 63, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Amita Mercy Hospital in Aurora, IL, enduring a long list of medical conditions. Jose is survived by; his wife, María Rivera who he married on July 22, 1989; his four children, Jose (Amanda), Manuel (Ivett), Gabriela and Margie; his sister, Rosita (Ismael) Gonzalez; his four nieces Laura, Jessica (Harry),...
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Michael D. Wallace

April 4, 1969 - March 23, 2020

Mike Wallace passed away peacefully on March 23, 2020, just weeks before his 51st birthday. Mike was born on April 4, 1969 in Hinsdale, Illinois, son of Thomas and Carol Wallace. Mike married Gabrielle Seager on November 18, 1995. They began their marriage together in Naperville where their son, Samuel "Sam" Ethan, was born. Soon after, they moved to North Bend, Washington in 2000, where Mike...
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Shirley M. Abramson

February 13, 1932 - March 22, 2020

Shirley M. Abramson, 88, of North Aurora, passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on Sunday, March 22, 2020. She was born February 13, 1932 in Shawano, WI. She was the daughter of the late William Umland and Stella (Born) Umland. Shirley is survived by her husband of 61 years, Richard A. Abramson; her son, Michael E.; her daughter, Susan L. (Abramson) Dyke and her...
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Larry Burgo

September 16, 1951 - March 19, 2020

Larry Burgo, 68, of North Aurora, passed away on March 19, 2020. He was born September 16, 1951 in Chicago, Il, the son of the late Paul and Martha Burgo. Survivors include his wife, Kathy and his sons, Dominic (Jenny) Burgo and Anthony Burgo. A funeral mass will be celebrated at a later date. For further information, call 630-897-9291 or visit our website at www.healychapel.com to...
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Georgia Beligratis

October 20, 1927 - March 15, 2020

Georgia Beligratis, 92, of Aurora, Illinois earned her angel wings on March 15, 2020. Mrs. Beligratis was born October 20, 1927 in Rizes, Greece to Nicholas and Katherine Theodoropoulos. She was a faithful Greek Orthodox Christian at Saint Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church in Aurora, IL for forty years. Georgia worked at AT&T for twenty-five years, enjoyed cooking, and being with her...
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Anthony H. Buckner

March 17, 1963 - March 12, 2020

Pallbearers Quionne Hood Michael Johnson Terrell Ingram Dexter Robinson, Sr. Jeff Johnson Steve Strickland Honorary Pallbearers Terrance Buckner Gregory Rice Ricky Buckner Allen Visor Pernell Davis Internment Riverside Cemetery 414 North River Street Montgomery, Illinois Entrustment Healy Chapel 332 West Downer Place Aurora, Illinois ...
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Neta Ann White

April 22, 1947 - March 9, 2020

Neta Ann White, 72, of Yorkville, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020. She was born April 22, 1947 in Aurora. She spent her early years working in corporate office work and when her son was of school age, worked as a para professional in the school. Later in her career Neta was an underwriter at MetLife where she met her lifelong friend, Mary Ellerson. She also was a life long member of the...
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Gail I. Wagner

January 23, 1940 - March 8, 2020

Gail I. Wagner, age 80, of Aurora, IL, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2020 after a short illness. Gail was born January 23, 1940 in Methuen, Massachusetts to Henry Francis Drenth and Ruth Adah Haley. She married Albert Wagner on July 25, 1981. She worked at Processed Plastics in Montgomery, IL from 1971 until her retirement. There is where most of her beloved friends were made. Gail enjoyed her...
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Mary C. White-Allen

July 30, 1947 - March 5, 2020


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Robert Barry Barclay

November 28, 1947 - March 3, 2020

ROBERT ("BOB") BARRY BARCLAY, loved and cherished husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, and dear friend to many, lost his battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ("ALS") on March 3, 2020, when he died peacefully at home. Bob was born in Aurora, Illinois on November 28, 1947 to Harold and Florence Barclay. He graduated from East Aurora High School and Northern Illinois University. Bob...
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Shean V. Simmons-Harris

December 4, 1956 - March 1, 2020

Shean Vanance Simmons-Harris went to her heavenly home for a glorious party with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on March 1, 2020 at the age of 63. She was born in Pontotoc, MS on December 4, 1956 to parents Birdie and Gus Jr. Green. Shean was known for always having a smile on her face with a pop of red on her lips. There was no one she wasn't friends with and never met a stranger. Shean...
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Lucilo Medrano

May 8, 1932 - February 29, 2020


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Charles "Chuck" Hawkinson

February 12, 1930 - February 26, 2020

Charles "Chuck" R. Hawkinson, 90 of Aurora, passed away Wednesday February 26, 2020. He was born February 12, 1930 in Aurora, IL the son of the late Carl and Bernice (Chester) Hawkinson. Chuck graduated from East Aurora High School. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Goodrich. He left the Navy and returned to Aurora and worked as a Tool & Die maker...
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Nancy Jo Tinsley

October 9, 1951 - February 26, 2020

Nancy Tinsley nee Clark, passed away with her family by her side on Wednesday February 26, 2020. She was born October 9, 1951 in Galesburg, IL, daughter of the late Gerald and Georgia Clark. She is survived by her husband, Richard Tinsley; daughters, Kimberly (Philip) Schmidt, Jamie (Patrick) Weimer, Theresa Tinsley; grandmother of Janessa, Philip, Jaydin, and Taylor. Nancy retired...
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Bertha Belman

April 8, 1953 - February 26, 2020

Bertha Belman, 66, of Aurora, passed away on February 26, 2020. She was born April 18, 1953 in Acapetahua, Mexico. Bertha attended St. Rita of Cascia church in Aurora. Visitation will take place from 5-8 P.M. on Friday February 28, 2020 at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora. Her funeral service will be at 10 A.M. on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the funeral home followed by...
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Roberta P. Parenty

April 10, 1944 - February 24, 2020

Roberta P. Parenty, 75, of Sugar Grove, passed away February 24, 2020 Joliet Area Community Hospice. She was born April 10, 1944 in Chicago, IL the daughter of the late Charles and Olive Skowbo. She is survived by her loving husband, Peter Parenty; her daughter, Debra (Michael) Pavlak; her daughter-in-law, Michele Strom; her grandchildren, Ashley (Joshua) Dombroski, Kevin Strom, Charles Pavlak...
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Cheryl L. Schmidt

July 12, 1949 - February 18, 2020

Cheryl L. Schmidt, 70, of Aurora, IL died at Amita Mercy Center Hospital on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Cheryl was born in Pekin, IL on July 12, 1949. She was retired from Caterpillar Inc. after 41 years with the company. Survivors include her beloved daughter, Tara LaFan; grandchildren, Madison, Allen Jr, Cassidy and Nathan all of Oswego Il.; her beloved sister, Cyndi Albertsen and mother...
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Lois Jean DuSell

December 20, 1925 - February 18, 2020

Lois Jean DuSell "Aunt Jean", 94, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Aunt Jean was born December 20, 1925 in Ottawa, IL, daughter of the late Enoch and Hattie Olson. She married Forester J. DuSell and enjoyed 65 years together before his death in December 2018. Aunt Jean was employed as an executive secretary at Richard J. Wilcox in Aurora, IL for many years. She is survived by and...
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Marilyn J. Clever

January 6, 1930 - February 17, 2020

Marilyn J Clever, 90, died peacefully at her home Monday, February 17, 2020 with her family at her side. On September 10, 1955, Marilyn was united in marriage to Leo D "Mick" Clever and they spent 49 years together until his death in 2004. Marilyn was the loving mother of David (Terri) Clever, Alan (Maritza) Clever and Sara (Noel) Delgado. Beloved grandmother to Jon, Jake (Elise), Jason,...
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Theodore Plant, Jr.

June 19, 1925 - February 13, 2020

Theodore Plant Jr., 94 of Cortland, IL passed away Thursday February 13, 2020 at his home. He was born June 19, 1925 in Aurora, IL the son of the late Theodore and Gladys (Norris) Plant Sr. Ted served his country with the U.S. Navy during WWII in the South Pacific with the fighting Sea Bees, returning after the war, Ted became a tradesman, working for a Local Union. After marrying...
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Ryan J. Gaskin

April 2, 1973 - February 11, 2020

Ryan J Gaskin 46, of Aurora, IL peacefully transitioned to his eternal home surrounded by family on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Rush Copley Medical Center. He was born on April 2, 1973 to Dorothy Jordan Stewart and the late James Gaskin. His wake will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 4 PM to 8 PM at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora, IL 60506. Ryan's Celebration of Life will...
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Mary Margaret Bieber

January 11, 1923 - February 11, 2020

Mary Margaret Bieber, 97, of Newark, IL passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday February 11, 2020. . She was born January 11, 1923 in Aurora, IL, the daughter of the late Earl and Gretta (Safeblade) Budd. Mary Margaret earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics from Iowa State College. During her professional career, Mary Margaret worked as a dietitian in several hospitals,...
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Armando R. Jimenez

September 1, 1955 - February 11, 2020

Armando R. Jimenez, 64, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020. He was born September 1, 1955 in Mexico, son of Salvador Jimenez Contreras and Josefina Romero Vasquez. Armando is survived by his daughters, Julie (Jim) Corpeno of Aurora and Christina Jimenez of Aurora; his grandchildren, Daniel, Alyssa, George, Brianna and Miguel Ángel. Visitation will be held on Monday,...
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Ruth Ann Broich

August 29, 1931 - February 10, 2020

Ruth Ann Broich, 88, died at home on Monday, February 10, 2020 in Aurora, Illinois with her family at her side. She was born August 29, 1931, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the daughter of William Edgar and Phila Rosaltha Martin. Ruth graduated from Ottumwa High School in Ottumwa Iowa, Class of '49. Following graduation she attended Northwest Missouri College, where she was a member of Alpha Sigma...
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Helen Metrou

February 5, 1934 - February 9, 2020

Helen Metrou, 86, of Oswego, passed away on February 9, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 5, 1934 in Greece, the daughter of the late Evangelos and Vasiliki (Delis) Stamatopoulos. Helen was a founding member of St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church and a Past President of the Philoptochos Chapter at St. Athanasios. Survivors include her loving children, Christina...
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Maureen I. Boedewig

July 9, 1937 - February 8, 2020

Maureen (Mike) Boedewig, 82, 0f Oswego, passed away on February 8, 2020 surrounded by her loving family at Rush-Copley Memorial Hospital. She was born July 9, 1937 in Aurora, the daughter of the late Marvin and Ione Ploger. Maureen was a nurse for over thirty years, including many of those years spent at Dreyer Medical Clinic in Aurora. She is survived by her devoted husband of sixty five...
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Edgar G. Compton

June 8, 1930 - February 8, 2020

Edgar George Compton After many years of living with the complications of COPD, Our Lord reached out and peacefully welcomed Ed to his heavenly home on Saturday, February 8, 2020. Ed was born June 8, 1930 to George Remsburg Compton and Luella Amelia Wobser Compton in Oak Park, IL. Eddie, his sister, Charlotte, and parents lived on Circle Ave in Forest Park before moving to N. Taylor Ave...
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Theodora Stamatopoulos

June 15, 1930 - February 6, 2020

Theodora Stamatopoulos, 89, of Aurora, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020. She was born June 15, 1930 in Geneva, IL, the daughter of the late James and Anastasia (Georgopoulos) Koulos. Theodora was a founding member of St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox, a member and Past President of the Philoptochos Chapter at St. Athanasios and for many years made the costumes for the Apollo Dance Group...
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Julia A. Vanjoske

June 14, 1923 - February 4, 2020

Julia Bere Vanjoske, 96, of Supply, North Carolina, formerly of Aurora, passed away on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 peacefully at her home. She was born on June 14th, 1923 in Aurora to Sigmond and Elizabeth Bere. Julia was heavily involved in the Second Presbyterian Church in Aurora as Elder and Secretary. She worked for Copley Memorial Hospital, Aurora Metal and Merchants National Bank...
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Richard Meaderdes

January 16, 1935 - February 3, 2020

Richard Meaderdes, 85 of Aurora, passed away Monday February 3, 2020. He was born January 16, 1935 in Chicago, IL the son of the late Frank and Catherine (Gill) Meaderds. Funeral service will be held Sunday 3:00 p.m. February 16, 2020 at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora, IL 60506. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service. For further information please call ...
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Alec A. Edwards

April 30, 1995 - February 1, 2020

Alec A. Edwards, 24 of Yorkville passed away Saturday February 1, 2020. He was born April 30, 1995 in Naperville, IL the son of Scott and Stacey (Miller) Edwards. Alec graduated grade school from Cross Lutheran School, High School Yorkville and he attended Eastern Illinois University and Illinois institute of technology Chicago. Alec is survived by his parents, Scott and...
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Maria Luisa Nieto

October 13, 1951 - February 1, 2020


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Eileen Hayes

July 25, 1923 - January 31, 2020

Eileen Hayes (nee O'Connell), 96, native of Maulcallee, Co. Kerry, Ireland, passed peacefully and transitioned to her heavenly home January 31, 2020. Devoted and loving wife of the late Patrick; loving mother of John, Maureen (Patrick) Flavin, Daniel, Christine (Donald) Galati and Michael (Wendy); cherished grandmother of many; great grandmother and fond aunt of many. She is preceded in...
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Timothy J. McCann

November 24, 1946 - January 26, 2020

Timothy J. McCann, 73 of Big Rock, IL passed away peacefully on January 26, 2020. He was born November 24, 1946 in Amherst, OH, the son of the late James and Elizer (Hartman) McCann. Tim served his country with the U.S. Navy from 1964-1968, spending 18 months of his time in Vietnam. He married Darla Hoover (she said yes even after he put tacks on her seat at school), also from Amherst, Ohio...
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Mark D. Ruby

October 2, 1933 - January 26, 2020

Mark D. Ruby, 86, formerly of North Aurora and Geneva, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020. He was born October 2, 1933 in Geneva, IL the son of the late Wesley and Elsie (Petersen) Ruby. Mark graduated from Illinois State University with B.S. and M.S degrees in Music Education and was a member of the Blackfriar fraternity. He was an accomplished pianist and enjoyed playing in the Yorkville...
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Donald Anthony Harker Jr.

January 6, 1954 - January 24, 2020

Donald Anthony Harker, 66, of Montgomery, IL, was born on January 6, 1954 and went to be with our Lord on January 24, 2020. He was a 1972 graduate of West Aurora High School. He later graduated from Aurora Barber College. After working at various barbershops, he started his own business, The Accent Barbershop and Beauty Salon in Geneva, IL. In his spare time, Don enjoyed woodworking, playing...
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Eileen "Bunny" Testin

June 22, 1929 - January 21, 2020

Eileen M. "Bunny" Testin, 90, formerly of Plano, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020. She was born June 22, 1929 in Joliet, daughter of the late John A. and Frances (Kretz) Hartung. While living in Joliet, she attended Providence High School and Metropolitan Business College. She married Lawrence "Joe" Testin at St. John Catholic Church in Joliet on January 6, 1951. They lived in...
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Richard C. Bodie, M.D.

July 21, 1922 - January 19, 2020

Richard C. Bodie, M.D., 97, of Aurora passed away on Sunday, January 19 surrounded by family. Dr. Bodie was born in Chicago in 1922 to George and Eva Tatman Bodie. He attended Campion High School in Prairie du Chien, WI, Notre Dame University (1943), Loyola Medical School (1946). He completed his general surgical residency at Cook County Hospital. He married Janet McHale in September, 1947....
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Rosemary Smillie

November 14, 1927 - January 19, 2020

Rosemary (Schaum) Smillie, 92, of Montgomery Illinois, passed away Sunday,January 19, 2020 at OSF Hospital in Peoria, Illinois. She was the daughter of Ethel and Henry Schaum. Her husband John Smillie and sister Elizabeth Dunn preceded her. She is survived by her six children; Timothy Smillie, Teresa (Gordon) Foster, Tamara (Larry) Weiten, Thomas (Hollie) Smillie, Toni (Jimmie) Minton and...
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Kenneth David "K.D." West

December 26, 1936 - January 15, 2020

Kenneth David "K.D." West was called home by God, on January 15th, 2020. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was employed by Burlington Northern as an engineer for over thirty-one years and was a bus driver for West Aurora School District. He is survived by his loving wife, Earnestine West; daughter, Staci Keyes; step-children, Renee (John) Grimes, Rickie (Gena) Walls and Reggie Walls; ...
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Muriel "Murly" Friesema

August 7, 1933 - January 15, 2020

Muriel "Murly" Friesema, 86, of Aurora, Illinois, passed away peacefully at home to her Savior on January 15, 2020. She was born on a farm near Sturtevant, Wisconsin on August 7, 1933. While a young teenager in Racine, WI, she, along with a few other girls from Racine Bible and Calvary Memorial Churches, attended a Billy Graham meeting in Winona Lake, Indiana. The Gospel message impacted her...
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Sandy J. Vancil

June 26, 1951 - January 13, 2020

Sandy J. Vancil, 68 of Aurora, passed away Monday January 13, 2020. She was born June 26, 1951 in Aurora, IL the daughter of the late Jessie and Helen Earl. Sandy is survived by her husband, Earl Vancil; her sons, Thomas (Lisa) Vancil and Timothy Vancil; her three grandchildren, Eric, Amanda and Amber Vancil; her brother Jerry Earl; many other family and friends. Funeral service will be...
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Earl E. Frye

November 11, 1931 - January 11, 2020

Earl Eugene Frye, 88, passed away January 11, 2020 in Maryville, TN. He was born October 11, 1931 in Sterling, IL the son of the late Virgil and Kathryn Frye. Earl was a graduate of Bradley University and worked for many years in the Chicago area. Earl is survived by his wife, Charlene Anderson Frye of Maryville, TN; his three daughters; his three grandchildren and two great...
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Phyllis Marie Clark Jacobs

November 16, 1943 - January 10, 2020

Phyllis Marie Clark Jacobs, 76, of Sugar Grove, Illinois died January 10, 2020. She was born on November 16, 1943 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late John and Marie (nee Strunk) Clark. Phyllis graduated from Schurz High School, Chicago, IL., received her BSN from the University of Wisconsin, Madison School of Nursing and a MSN from Washington University-St. Louis School of...
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Dana Wallace

April 11, 1957 - January 8, 2020

Dana Wallace, age 62, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday January 8th, 2020. He was born April 11th,1957 at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, IL. He married his soul mate, Janet Matthews, on October 30th, 1987 at St. Bernadette's Church. He worked as an accountant with Sargent & Lundy for 22 years. Dana truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures such as...
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Rodney Richardson, Jr.

October 25, 1970 - January 5, 2020

Rodney Richardson, Jr., 49, of Aurora, passed away in Lake Linden, Keweenaw County Michigan on January 5, 2020 following a tragic snowmobile accident. He was born on October 25, 1970 in Elgin, Illinois. Rodney was a graduate of East Aurora High School, class of 1988. He was the proud owner and operator of Classic Construction Co., inc (Classic Gutters). Rodney had a great passion for his...
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Jack "Chris" Christoffel

February 6, 1927 - January 5, 2020

Jack "Chris" Christoffel (92) died peacefully at his residence on January 5, 2020. Born in Aurora on February 6, 1927, he was a lifelong resident until his retirement in 1993. He then resided in Sun City, AZ with his wife of 55 years, Ruth, until her death in 2009. At 16, Chris left home to serve our country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He then worked with the Merchant Marines for a few...
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Kenneth E. Palmquist

June 16, 1929 - January 5, 2020

Kenneth E. Palmquist, 90, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, January 5, 2020. He was born June 16, 1929 in Aurora to the late Arthur Palmquist and Mary Lyon. Ken was a 1947 graduate of West Aurora High School. He then attended the Ruth Van Sickle Ford Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. Ken was employed by Farmers Insurance for 34 years and also worked for 20 years at Youngren's Heating and Air...
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Harold H. Carter, Jr.

September 27, 1948 - January 4, 2020

Harold H. Carter, Jr., 71, of Oswego, passed away January 4, 2020. He was born September 27, 1948 in Welch, WV, son of the late Harold and Julia Carter Sr. Harold served his country with the U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division during the Vietnam War. He was on the Montgomery Police Department for four years, when he went to the Aurora Police Department and retired from there after 26 years....
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Michael A. Burgert

December 5, 1944 - January 2, 2020

Michael was born in Aurora, Illinois on December 5, 1944 to Herman and Agnes Burgert. Although he had intended to join the clergy, the outbreak of the Vietnam war instead saw Michael enlist in the US Navy in 1964, until he was honorably discharged in 1968. While stationed at Naval base San Diego, he met and married Sharon Burgert, becoming stepfather to Laura, Kenneth, Charles, and Michael Jr.,...
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Jorge Cruz

August 9, 1969 - December 29, 2019

Jorge Cruz, 50, of Montgomery, passed away peacefully at his home. He was born August 9, 1969 in Aurora to Antonio and Francisca Cruz. Survivors include his wife, Karla; four daughters, Priscilla, Rebecca, Elizabeth and Savannah as well as five grandchildren, nine brothers and a sister. A visitation will take place from 3-8 P.M. on Friday, January 3, 2020 at The Healy Chapel, 332 W....
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Rachel A. Mosley

June 5, 1980 - December 28, 2019

Rachel A. Mosley, 39, of Aurora, passed away on December 28, 2019. She was born June 5, 1980 the daughter of John and Helen Mosley. Visitation took place from 1-6 P.M. on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora. For further information, please call 630-897-9291 or visit our website at www.healychapel.com to leave an online condolence.
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Mary Anne Didos

December 4, 1936 - December 28, 2019

Mary Anne Didos, 83, formerly of Sugar Grove, passed away with loved ones at her side on Saturday, December 28, 2019. She was born on December 4, 1936 in Streator, IL, the daughter of the late Richard and Blanche (Lyons) Abdnour. She was a long-time member of Holy Angels Church. Mary began her teaching career in Manteno, IL in 1959, then went to Jefferson Middle School in Aurora in 1961 and...
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Nilda Rosa Cardona

August 12, 1931 - December 27, 2019

Nilda Rosa Cardona, 88, of Woodridge, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, December 27, 2019 at Cedarhurst of Woodridge. She was born on August 12, 1931 in Coamo, Puerto Rico, the daughter of the late Florencio Rodriguez and Anna Mercedes Correa. Nilda was a stay at home mother who loved spending time with her family, whether it was cooking for them or playing games with...
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Wayne Harry Kies

May 23, 1948 - December 26, 2019

Wayne Harry Kies, 71 of North Aurora passed away Thursday December 26, 2019 at Presence Mercy Center. He was born May 23, 1948 in Aurora, the son of the late Harry and Gladys (Hanosh) Kies. He had been a member of both the Union Congregational Church of North Aurora and Westminster Presbyterian Church of Aurora. He graduated from West Aurora High School in 1966, and attended Aurora...
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Glenn W. Wensch

April 4, 1947 - December 22, 2019

Glenn W. Wensch, 72, of Sugar Grove, passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Michealsen Healthcare in Batavia, IL. He was born on April 4, 1947 in Chicago, IL the son of the late William and Jessie (Rodriguez) Wensch. Glenn was a huge Elvis fan and collected many items of memorabilia. He cherished the time spent with his dog, Hailey. Survivors include his sister, Janet Backus; nieces,...
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Francis "Butch" Flammang

August 17, 1922 - December 19, 2019

Francis F. "Butch" Flammang 97, passed away Wednesday December 18th at The Grove of Fox Valley. Butch was born in Aurora, August 17th 1922 the fourth of seven children to Peter and Mary Flammang. After high school Butch joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) sending needed money home to his family. When he turned 18 he joined the U.S. Navy, training at Great Lakes Naval Base. His first...
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Dena P. Dagiantis

January 3, 1936 - December 17, 2019

Dena P. Dagiantis, 83, of Aurora, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family, friends and wonderful caregivers. She was born on January 3, 1936 in Tripoli, Arkadia, Greece. After finishing school and working in Tripoli, Dena married and moved to Aurora in 1963. Dena worked and retired from the Riverdale Coat Company. Dena was an active member of St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox...
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Kimberly Ann Bombard

September 8, 1966 - December 17, 2019

Kimberly A. Bombard, 53, of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2019. She was born September 8, 1966 in Aurora, the daughter of David Bee and Judy (Wollin) Bee. Kim graduated from West Aurora High School. She worked for many years at Mercy Center. Kim is survived by her son, Michael Todd; her grandchildren, Hailey and Mikayla; her mother, Judy Stewart; her father, Dave (Donna) Bee;...
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Ruth A. Benson

April 5, 1932 - December 14, 2019

Ruth Ann (Hendrickson) Benson passed away peacefully at her home in Aurora, IL surrounded by her family on December 14, 2019. Ruth was born on April 5, 1932 to Howard and Viola Hendrickson in her family home in Blanchardville, WI. Ruth graduated from Blanchardville High School where she was active in Band, Choir, Drama and the Luther League. She was also a high school Cheerleader and Prom...
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Jeff S. Orland

April 30, 1959 - December 14, 2019

Jeffrey Scott Orland, 60, of North Aurora, IL passed away at Mercy Medical Center surrounded by his family on Saturday, December 14, 2019 following a courageous battle with cancer. Jeff was born on April 30, 1959, in Aurora to George and Joyce (Brown) Orland. Jeff was married to his best friend and loving wife, Diane (Anderson) Orland, for 38 years. They enjoyed traveling, walks on the beach,...
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Eddie H. Warren

May 6, 1945 - December 8, 2019

Eddie H. Warren, 74, of Aurora, passed away on December 8, 2019 at Rush-Copley Medical Center with his family surrounding him after a prolonged illness. He was born on May 6, 1945 in Lowndesboro, Alabama to the late Pearline and Archie Warren, Sr. Eddie confessed his faith in Christ at an early age and joined the Morning Star Baptist Church. After relocating to Aurora, he joined Main Baptist...
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Lester L. Bails

September 29, 1939 - December 8, 2019

Lester L. Bails, 80, of Aurora, left this earthly life Sunday December 8, 2019 at his home. He was born September 29, 1939 in New Albany, MS, the son of the late Vance and Odeser (Foster) Bails. Lester had various employment positions over his life. He retired from PACE Suburban Bus Service as a supervisor in 2007. Prior to that he worked for many years at the City of Aurora and Austin...
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Eugene and Janet Ensminger

December 7, 2019

Eugene "Gene" "Papa Gene" Ensminger passed away peacefully, with his wife by his side in their home on June 8, 2017 in Sebring, FL at the age of 85. He is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Janet, his son Terry (Cherie) Ensminger, daughter Cindy (Rick) Genslinger and step-son Kevin Heiman. Beloved grandchildren Erika (Tom) Krohn, Traci (Brett) Johnigk, Brian (Jessica) Genslinger, step...
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Irene V. Campbell

June 24, 1918 - December 7, 2019

Irene Verdell (Berger) Campbell, 101, a longtime resident of Aurora, IL, passed away peacefully after living briefly at Neighbors Next Door. She was born on June 24, 1918 in Naperville, IL, on what is now Bailey Road. Irene graduated from Granger School and Naperville Central High School, class of 1936. She worked as a bookkeeper at Aurora Automotive Supply for 34 years retiring in 1980. ...
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Dionisio Perez

January 2, 1932 - December 6, 2019

Dionisio Perez, 87, of Chicago, passed away Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Grove in Aurora, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born January 02, 1932 in Camuy, Puerto Rico the son of the late Fermin and Rafaela (Valle) Perez. Dionisio served in the Korean War, Company H 296th Infantry. He is survived by his sisters; Maria Bosque (Confesor), Hortencia Hernandez (Jose), Rosa Ruiz ...
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Katherine L. "Kathy" Leonard

April 21, 1957 - December 3, 2019

Katherine L. "Kathy" Leonard, 62, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. She was known for being caring and compassionate. She was everyone's second mother or grandmother. She had a great fondness for NASCAR, but loved her Chicago Cubs and Blackhawks. Kathy was well known in the city of Aurora, as she worked for the city for the last 25 years. She was not only...
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Kathleen "Kathy" Bley

July 11, 1947 - November 30, 2019

Kathleen "Kathy" Bley, 72 met her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Saturday morning, November 30, 2019. She was born July 11, 1947 in Aurora, IL to Robert and Florence Brauer. She was a longtime member of Central Bible Church and Chapelstreet Church. She served as the counter manager for Estee Lauder at Carson Pirie Scott in Aurora and Fox Valley Mall and later was a sales clerk at Dooney &...
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Margaret Elizabeth Grist

May 26, 1939 - November 28, 2019

Margaret Elizabeth Grist, 80, of Sugar Grove, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 26, 1939 in Nanaimo, British Columbia to the late Andrew and Agnes Peebles. Margaret was a very talented woman, making cherished gifts for family members through the years. She enjoyed playing the piano, sewing, knitting, painting and gardening. She loved the...
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Elwood B. "Bud" Johnson

July 25, 1930 - November 28, 2019

Devoted American, Husband, Father and Grandfather Elwood (Bud) B. Johnson 7/25/30-11/28/2019 Bud was born in Elmira, New York to Willard Johnson and Cecile Johnson. During his childhood Bud spent most of his time on the family farm. In 1948 Bud enlisted into the U.S. Army at the age of 17, during his time in the Armed Service he was deployed oversees (Japan) and is a Korean War...
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Earl D. Kirk

February 8, 1949 - November 27, 2019

Earl D. Kirk Jr, 70, of Aurora, Illinois and Evansville, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Seasons Hospice in Naperville, Illinois after a lengthy illness. He was born February 8, 1949 in Aurora, the son of the late Earl and Delores Kirk of Sugar Grove, Il. Earl graduated from Kaneland High School, class of 1967. He earned his B.A., magna cum laude, from Illinois Wesleyan...
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Paul Harry McKee

August 23, 1943 - November 26, 2019

Paul Harry McKee passed away at Presence Mercy Hospital in Aurora on November 26, 2019, at the age of 76 due to complications from pancreatic cancer. Paul had lived his entire life in the Aurora/Naperville area. Following graduation from Elmhurst College in 1966 with a BA degree in Finance, he joined the family business, McKee Door Company. Paul held several positions in the Accounting...
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Michael B. Schindel

May 23, 1946 - November 25, 2019

Michael B. Schindel, 73, of Sugar Grove, passed away Monday November 25, 2019. He was born May 23, 1946 in Aurora the son of the late Carl and Barbara (Webb) Schindel. Mike served his country with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He earned his Master's degree from Northern Illinois University, majoring in History. He worked at Waubonsee Community College for 15 years and retired from...
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John L. Sivak

December 2, 1940 - November 21, 2019

John L. Sivak, 78, of Aurora, IL passed away on November 21st, 2019. John was born in Yugoslavia to John and Anna Sivak on December 2, 1940. His family immigrated to the United States in 1949 where he attended school at St. Rita's in Chicago. He married Elaine Rimezoff on June 24th, 1967 in Chicago at St. Symphorosa Catholic Church, and together they had two sons. John was an avid...
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Barbara J. "Barb" Steinwart

December 12, 1942 - November 20, 2019

Barbara "Barb" J. Steinwart entered into eternity with Jesus to join her soulmate and husband Jim of 58 years on November 20, 2019. She was born in Aurora, IL on December 12, 1942 to Wayne M. and B. Louise (Cronin) Harkins. She married Jim on June 10, 1961 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Aurora, IL. Barb spent the first part of her adult life as a mother and homemaker for her family of four,...
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Helen M. Fee

March 4, 1928 - November 19, 2019

Helen Marie (Siever) Fee, age 91, of Oswego, IL, formerly of Carlyle & LaGrange, IL, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Autumn Leaves Memory Care in Oswego. She was born in Carlyle, IL on March 4, 1928, the daughter of Julius and Mildred (Conwell) Siever. She married Richard ("Dick") Fee on December 23, 1951 and he preceded her in death on March 31, 2016. ...
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Alice Marie Evans

April 24, 1923 - November 19, 2019

Alice Marie (Newberry) Evans, 96, joined her Heavenly family on November 19, 2019 surrounded by her earthly family. She was born on April 24, 1923 in Hancock, Minnesota, the oldest daughter of Ross and Hilda (Bolingberg) Newberry. She was a 50+ year member of Wesley United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John, her sister Ruby, her brother-in-law Jim Moen,...
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Anniyah L. Dryden

March 17, 2016 - November 18, 2019

Anniyah L. Dryden, Funeral service Tuesday 11:00 AM December 17, 2019 at The Healy Chapel. Visitation from 10 AM until the time of service. Interment will take place at River Hills Memorial Park.
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Mary "May Helen" Stewart

March 14, 1936 - November 17, 2019

Mary Helen Stewart, 83, of Kokomo, IN passed away November 17, 2019. She was born March 14, 1936 in Holly Springs, MS to William Stewart, Sr and Johnell Alexander Stewart. Mary, lovingly known as "May Helen" was everyone's mother, grandmother, aunt, and caretaker. She loved to cook, watch wrestling, and listen to music. There wasn't anything that she would not do for someone in need. Mary was...
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Shirley E. Frieders

June 6, 1935 - November 16, 2019

Shirley E. Frieders, 84, of Montgomery, IL passed away on November 16, 2019 at Seasons Hospice in Naperville, IL. Shirley was born on June 6, 1935 in Mandan, North Dakota to Leonard and Eleanor House. At an early age, the family moved to Villard, MN where Shirley grew up. In 1952 the family moved to Fairbanks, AK, where Shirley graduated from high school. Shirley always wanted to be a nurse...
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F. James "Jim" Steinwart

March 29, 1941 - November 14, 2019

F. James "Jim" Steinwart, 78, walked into eternity with Jesus on November 14, 2019. Born in Aurora, IL on March 29, 1941, the only son of Frank H. and Dorothy (Hochsprung) Steinwart. He married his soulmate, Barbara Harkins, on June 10, 1961 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Aurora, IL. Jim's family owned and operated Valley Maid Ice Cream in Aurora which served many independent grocers,...
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John "Jack" F. O'Donnell

June 21, 1934 - November 12, 2019

John F. "Jack" O'Donnell of Sugar Grove, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the age of 85. He was born June 21, 1934 in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY, the son of the late John and Margaret Edna O'Donnell (nee Foley). Jack attended high school at the Brooklyn Preparatory School and, upon graduating, matriculated at Marquette University in Milwaukee, graduating in 1956 with a...
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William P. Murtaugh

March 30, 1960 - November 11, 2019

William P. Murtaugh, 59, of Aurora, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019. He was born March 30, 1960 in Aurora, son of Edward and the late Nancy (Gately) Murtaugh. He is survived by his father, Edward; sister, Kim as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. Bill is preceded in death by his mother, Nancy. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 2 PM until time of...
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Socorro Yanez

January 3, 1922 - November 6, 2019


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M. Deloris Close

December 12, 1928 - November 5, 2019

M. Deloris Close, 90, of Geneva, passed away peacefully with family at her side on November 5, 2019. She was born on December 12, 1928 in Harvey, Illinois, the daughter of the late Earl J. and Beulah (Love) Gerkin. Deloris retired from Austin-Western and also from the U of I Extension Services. She was a former member of Claim St. Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Jill Close...
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Delmonte I. "Del" Darby

January 25, 1928 - October 31, 2019

Delmonte was born in Yorkville, IL on January 25, 1928 and died October 31, 2019, at the age of 91. Delmonte lived briefly in Huntley, and lived in Aurora since the 1930's. Delmonte enjoyed singing in the choir at Bethany of Fox Valley United Methodist Church, where he attended since the age of 2, making him one of the oldest and longest attending members. Delmonte worked for Gem Oil, driving...
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Richard S. Miller

November 10, 1932 - October 31, 2019

Richard Stanley Miller was born on November 10, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up in Chicago and eventually moved to live in Aurora, Illinois and graduated from East Aurora High School in 1950. Richard then served in the U.S. Navy as a gunner machinist on the U.S.S. Wright for about 4 years. He was then employed by Northern Illinois Gas in the corporate accounting department, where he met...
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Tycka Ochsenschlager

June 8, 1917 - October 30, 2019

TYCKA (MCWETHY) OCHSENSCHLAGER JUNE 8, 1917 – OCTOBER 30, 2019 Tycka (McWethy) Ochsenschlager lived a full life and on her own terms. Even her name was her own. Born Mary Ruth McWethy, she requested a legal name change on her 40th birthday to reflect the name everyone had called her since childhood when she would sit below the family heirloom grandfather clock and repeat: "tick tick". ...
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Brenda F. Elliott

March 11, 1958 - October 29, 2019

Brenda F. Elliott, 61 of Aurora. She was born March 11, 1958 in Aurora, the daughter of Nellie Elliott and the late Edgar Elliott. Services are pending for Saturday November 9, 2019.
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Raymond H. Pippin

July 29, 1928 - October 24, 2019

Raymond H. Pippin, 91, of Aurora, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019. He was born on July 29, 1928 in St. Paul, Virginia, the son of the late William and Belle (Burton) Pippin. Raymond, also known as Harold, Buddy or Uncle Bud, served his country in the U.S. Army in the 24th Infantry in Japan. He was a lifetime member of the Montgomery V.F.W. Post #7452. Ray was a machinist and...
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Harvey P. Sterkel

May 19, 1934 - October 21, 2019

Harvey P. Sterkel, 85 of North Aurora, passed away Monday October 21, 2019 at his home. He was born May 19, 1934 in Denver Colorado, the son of the late Henry and Pauline (Mohr) Sterkel. Harvey served his country with the U.S. Navy. He married his high school sweetheart, Gloria Krieger on April 12, 1953. In 1956, Harvey was recruited by the Aurora Sealmaster fastpitch softball team and along...
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Teresa A. "Terry" Murphy

June 24, 1929 - October 18, 2019

Teresa A. ("Terry") Murphy, 90, of Geneva, Illinois, died on Oct. 18, 2019. Terry was born in Chicago, Illinois, on June 24, 1929, the daughter of Earl W. Chambers and Mildred A. (Wilder) Chambers. She graduated from Madonna High School in Aurora and attended the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Terry co-founded St. Gregory's Catholic Bookstore in Aurora, with several Madonna...
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Robert T. Helmen

February 28, 1923 - October 18, 2019

Dr. Robert T. Helmen, 96, of Wheaton and formerly of Sugar Grove, IL, passed away Friday, October 18, 2019, at his home. He was born February 28, 1923, in South Bend, IN, the son of the late Dr. Harry William and Norma Bell (Traylor) Helmen. After graduating from high school, Robert attended Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va. With the advent of WWII, Robert put his studies on...
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William S. Dagiantis

April 26, 1966 - October 16, 2019

William Dagiantis, 53, of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at Presence Mercy Center. He was born April 26, 1966 in Levidi, Greece, the son of Dena (Ziazias) Dagiantis and the late Stelios Dagiantis. Bill worked for many years at Comcast Media Company as a supervisor. Bill is survived by his mother, Dena (Ziazias) Dagiantis; sister, Kathy (Alex) Koustas; his niece, Dina ...
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Carolyn I. Theesfeld

October 21, 1940 - October 15, 2019

Carolyn Theesfeld, 78, of Aurora, IL passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in Mercy Hospital. She was born October 21, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of the late Charles and Eleanor (Risavy) Sutter. She is survived by two grandchildren, Brooke Wilson and Bret Wilson; two sisters, Phyllis Sutter Olsen and Beverly Sutter Greenwell and four nieces and four nephews. In addition to her...
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Kathleen M. Miller

September 22, 1944 - October 13, 2019

Kathleen M. (Connolly) Miller of Lanark, IL passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 13, 2019. She was born September 22, 1944 in Chicago, IL. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Bob Miller Sr.; children, Bob (Theresa) Miller Jr, Laura (Russ) Huggins, Judy (Brian) Lentz and Lisa (Tom) Erdman; her sister, Therese Connolly; her brother, Walt Connolly and her...
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Edwin R. Moses

June 18, 1929 - October 12, 2019

Edwin R. Moses, 90, of Aurora, passed away Saturday October 12, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born June 18, 1929 in Aurora, IL the son of the late Ray and Olive (Herren) Moses. Ed is survived by his daughters, Michele (Robin) Reed, and Amy (Phil) Truckenbrod; his son, Joe (Wendy) LaMageline ; his grandchildren, Stacy (Ben) DeSmit and David (Amanda) Geddes; his great...
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Daniel P. McClernon

December 18, 1957 - October 12, 2019

Daniel P. McClernon, 61 of Aurora, passed away Saturday October 12, 2019. He was born December 18, 1957 in Aurora, Il the son of Leroy and Alice (Longoria) McClernon. Dan graduated from Marmion Academy and decided to pursue a career in the trades, he became a pipefitter, working in the Fox Valley area for many years with the Union Local 597. He loved gardening, his long walks with his dog,...
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