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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

Andrea S. Welter

August 9, 1973 - May 31, 2020


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Peter G. Alexandrou

October 9, 1954 - May 31, 2020

Peter G. Alexandrou, 65, passed away on May 31, 2020. He was born October 9, 1954 in Chicago, IL. to the late George and Emilee Alexandrou. Peter is survived by his 2 brothers, Alex and Dean Alexandrou. A private graveside service will take place at Lincoln Memorial Park officiated by Fr. Peter Spiros. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Little City Foundation,...
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Katherine M. Leonard

October 31, 1936 - May 29, 2020

Katherine M. Leonard, 83, of Aurora, passed away Friday, May 29, 2020. She was born October 31, 1936 in Joliet, IL, daughter of the late Andrew and Edna Maxwell. She was a graduate of East Aurora High School and worked as a secretary for Alexander Lumber and Old Second National Bank. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and past PTA President at Dieterich School in Aurora. ...
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Lois M. Hochsprung

January 11, 1929 - May 18, 2020

Lois M. (Tonn) Hochsprung, 91, of Aurora, passed away on May 18, 2020, in her home. She was born January 11, 1929, in Foley, AL. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Emil T. Tonn and the late Mildred (Stelk) Tonn. She is survived by her children, Gail Zieche who was with her at her death, Ted (Sonya) Hochsprung, Sue (Chuck) Miller and David Hochsprung; 4 grandsons, Micah (Erin) Miller, ...
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James O. Campbell

May 21, 1938 - May 14, 2020

James O. Campbell, 81, of Aurora, passed away on May 14, 2020. He was born on May 21, 1938 in Imboden, Arkansas, the son of the late Wilma O. and Ina L. (Davis) Campbell. James worked at Barber-Greene for 17 years before working at East Aurora School District #131, retiring in 2003. His favorite pastimes were woodworking and fishing. Survivors include his wife, Mary Campbell; Mary's son,...
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Timothy J. Turman

June 10, 1992 - May 13, 2020

Timothy "Tim" Javon Turman, passed away on May 13, 2020 at the young ag of 27. He was born in Aurora to Darlene Gardner on June 10, 1992. Tim leaves to cherish his loving memories his mother, Darlene Gardner and his step-father, Anthony Dale Gardner of Las Vegas. He is also survived by his siblings, Nyisha Richardson and Michael Turman of Aurora; step-sister, Kiara Gardner of Kankakee; three...
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Floyd E. Raspiller

December 24, 1931 - May 12, 2020

Floyd E. Raspiller, 88, of Aurora, passed away May 12, 2020. He was born December 24, 1931 in Sandwich, IL to Harry and Pearl (Lee) Raspiller. He graduated from Oswego High School in 1949. He served in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1954 during the Korean Conflict. He was stationed at Warren AFB in Wyoming, Lackland AFB in San Antonio, TX and Wiesbaden Air Base (Germany). ...
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Chester Johnson Jr.

September 18, 1929 - May 11, 2020

Chester Johnson Jr., 90, of North Aurora, passed away Monday, May 11, 2020. He was born September 18, 1929 to the late Chester and Natalie (Rudolph) Johnson Sr. He attended West Aurora High School. Chester married Marie Hollis on January 20, 1951 by Rev. RJ Humphries at Claim Street Baptist Church in Aurora. They were married for 69 years. He was a member of Central Bible Church since...
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Nawmla Htoo

January 1, 1920 - May 10, 2020


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Rodney G. Capanash

November 5, 1944 - May 7, 2020

Rodney G. Capanash, 75, of Aurora, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020. He was born November 5, 1944 in Aurora, son of the late Paul and Ruth Capanash. He was a 1962 graduate of East Aurora High School and a 1968 graduate of Pittsburg State College in Pittsburg, Kansas. His career began with the City of Aurora as a manager of Phillips Park swimming pool continued to Waldo Jr. High Schools for...
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Virginia "Ginny" Johnson

June 6, 1926 - May 4, 2020

Virginia "Ginny" Johnson, 93, of Lafayette, CO (formerly of Aurora), passed away on May 4, 2020 of natural causes. Born on June 6, 1926, in Aurora, Illinois, Ginny was a lifelong resident of Illinois prior to moving to Colorado in 2013 to be near her family. While growing up, Ginny was a member of St Joseph Parish and attended Madonna High School in Aurora. She was a loving and caring...
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Lorand "Zeke" A. Szekely

May 22, 1954 - May 3, 2020

Lorand "Zeke" A. Szekely, 65, of Aurora, passed away on May 3, 2020 at his home. He was born on May 22, 1954 in Aurora, the son of the late Sandor (Alexander) and Maria Szekely. Zeke graduated from Aurora Central High School in 1974 and worked for Fox River Foods for 39 years. Zeke is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Brenda (Pike) Szekely; son, Daniel (Charleene Jackson) Szekely;...
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Sarah M. Miller

April 30, 1930 - May 3, 2020

Sarah M. Miller, 90 of Aurora, passed away Sunday May 3, 2020. She was born April 30, 1930 in Aurora, IL the daughter of the late Alexander and Bertha (Bubolz) Miller. Funeral services will be held Thursday 11:00 a.m. May 7, 2020 at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora, IL 60506. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will take place at Riverside...
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Peggy A. Wojtowicz

June 4, 1935 - May 2, 2020

Peggy Ann Wojtowicz, 84, of Aurora, IL, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at Amita Health Medical Center in Aurora, IL. Peggy was born on June 4, 1935 in Hopewell / Washington County – now known as Abingdon, VA the daughter of the late Howard and Leona (Scott) Clifton. Peggy lived in Virginia, North Carolina and Florida prior to moving to Naperville, IL 52 years ago. ...
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Walter J. "Wally" Daunheimer

October 20, 1924 - May 1, 2020

Walter J. Daunheimer died suddenly on Friday, May 1, 2020. Walter "Wally" was born in Aurora, Illinois, October 20, 1924, to Gertrude (Duy) and Frank Daunheimer. He attended St. Paul Lutheran School and graduated from East Aurora High School, Class of 1942. Wally entered the military at age 18, proudly serving in the US Army 78th Infantry Division from 3/23/43 to 1/22/46. The 78th took him to...
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Shelby J. Lazzeroni

April 10, 1938 - May 1, 2020

Shelby J. Lazzeroni, 82 of Aurora passed away Friday May 1, 2020 at her home. She was born April 10, 1938 in Owensboro, KY, the daughter of the late Melvin and Lena (Fenwick) Oost. Shelby is survived by her two sons, Deak (Shirl) Lazzeroni, and Derek (Yolanda) Lazzeroni; her two daughters, Sheila Baker and Sherri (Rob Eddy) Acton; her grandchildren, Joey Baker Jr., Jason (Regan) Lazzeroni,...
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John Vincent Mullin

September 2, 1931 - May 1, 2020

John Vincent Mullin September 2, 1931 - May 1, 2020 John Mullin lived a fulfilling life as a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He grew up in Chicago with his siblings (Joseph, Fr. Edward, Elizabeth, Francis and Mary Jo) where he gained his love for the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears. In his twenties, he served in the Air Force during the Korean War. After...
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Cynthia Leach

June 18, 1932 - April 27, 2020

Cynthia Young Leach, age 87, passed away from her earthly life on April 27, 2020. She was born on June 18, 1932 to Edmund Valiant M.D., and Virginia Young. A lifelong resident of Aurora, Cynthia attended Freeman Elementary School and was a 1950 graduate of West Aurora High School. She attended Indiana University where she joined the woman's sorority Alpha Chi-Omega, and later met her future...
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Stella Ostrowski

July 23, 1948 - April 25, 2020

Stella Ostrowski, 71, of Aurora, passed away April 25, 2020. She was born July 23, 1948 in Germany, daughter of Stanley and Faliska Zalinski. Private services will be held.
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Margaret E. Kiro

June 21, 1917 - April 24, 2020

Margaret E. Kiro, 102, formerly of Aurora, passed away on April 24, 2020 at Symphony at The Tillers. She was born on June 21, 1917 in Montgomery, Illinois, the daughter of the late William and Hattie (Leifheit) Wedemaier. Margaret was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. She enjoyed being with her family and dancing was her first love. She also enjoyed people, many of whom she met while...
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Delbert C. Peterson

June 10, 1926 - April 23, 2020

Renowned Artist, loving Father & Husband, and World War II Veteran died peacefully on April 23, 2020. Delbert Peterson, age 93, has passed from this life to the loving arms of our Savior. Delbert and family attended Bethany Lutheran Church in Batavia, Illinois, serving as Treasurer for five years, and Our Savior Lutheran Church in Vero Beach, Florida. Delbert was born June 10th, 1926 in...
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Maria Lopez

March 15, 1955 - April 23, 2020

Maria E. Lopez, 65, of Aurora, passed away April 23, 2020. She was born March 15, 1955 in Mexico, daughter of Antonio and Florentina (Arroyo) Ponce. She was a secretary and a member of Ministerio De Vida. Maria is survived by her husband, Jose Lopez; son, Jose Lopez Jr.; grandchildren, Arianna, Angel and Ailleen; siblings, Ramon, Elizabeth, Elva Rosa and Argeli as well as many nieces and...
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F. John Randall

November 27, 1926 - April 20, 2020

Retired Kane County Sheriff, F. John Randall, passed away comfortably at home on Monday, April 20, 2020 at the age of 93. John was born on November 27, 1926 in Danville, Illinois. He graduated from West Aurora High School in 1944 where he played football and played in the band. That same year he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he received the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, the Army of...
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Mary Lou Conover

April 11, 1926 - April 17, 2020

Mary Lou Conover, 94, of Oswego, passed away April 17, 2020. She was born April 11, 1926, in Plainfield, Indiana. She was the fifth and last child born to Jesse J. and Althea Thomasson, and spent her first 5 years in the family's traditional Quaker community in Plainfield, Indiana. When the family moved to Aurora in the early 1930's, there was no Quaker meeting, and the family joined the...
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Rita J. Falkos

July 12, 1934 - April 16, 2020

Rita Jane Falkos (nee Schoger), age 85, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 16, 2020, at Bright Oaks of Aurora of natural causes. She was born on July 12, 1934, in Aurora, IL where she lived her whole life. Rita married the love of her life, Nick Falkos, on June 12, 1954, and had a long and loving 65-year marriage. They had four children together and were blessed with eight grandchildren...
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W. Louise Hill

September 14, 1941 - April 14, 2020

The services for Mrs. Hill are private. Her service can be viewed at this link live and for 90 days after the service: http://client.tribucast.com/tcid/9841631
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Marion Schoeberlein

February 28, 1927 - April 12, 2020

Marion Schoeberlein, 93, of Elmhurst, passed away on Easter Sunday at Lexington Healthcare Center in Elmhurst, Illinois. She was born on February 28, 1927 in Oak Park, Illinois, the daughter of the late Edward and Laura (Kueffner) Schoeberlein. She is survived by cousins and several friends. Interment will be at St. Paul Cemetery in Montgomery, IL next to her parents in a private service.
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Beverly Y. Lapp

April 5, 1932 - April 11, 2020

Beverly Y. Lapp, 88, of Aurora, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Jennings Terrace. She was born on April 5, 1932 in Malden, IL. Beverly graduated from Naperville High School in 1950. She went on to Nursing school and graduated from Copley Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1953. Beverly attended class reunions and other gatherings and became lifelong friends with...
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Marilee K. Murray

June 17, 1937 - April 11, 2020

Marilee (Hennessy) Murray, 82, of Freeport, IL, formerly of Aurora, IL, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 11, 2020, at Presence St. Joseph Center. She was born on June 17, 1937 in Elgin, Illinois, the daughter of the late James and Laurine (Rath) Hennessy. Marilee attended school in Gilberts and Dundee, graduating from Dundee High School in 1954. She studied nursing, graduating in...
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Pilar M. Hernandez

January 30, 1948 - April 10, 2020

Pilar M. Hernandez, 72, of Aurora, passed away on April 10, 2020 at his home. He was born on January 30, 1948 in Mexico, the son of the late Jesus Manuel and Prudencia (Medrano) Hernandez. Pilar was a member of St. Joseph Church in Aurora. He retired from H.L. Blachford after many years of service. His hobbies were working on and repairing old cars, watching his grandchildren playing...
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Caryl Emily Tillis

January 12, 1930 - April 5, 2020

Caryl Emily Tillis (Wormley), 90, of Oswego, Illinois died Sunday, April 5th, 2020 at Jennings Terrace in Aurora, Illinois. She was born January 12th, 1930 in Aurora, Illinois the daughter of late Nellie (Caquelin) and Harry Wormley. Caryl was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Montgomery, Illinois, a member of the Brady Bunch of Brady School, served on the PTA as well as an election...
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Richard W. Huggins

February 7, 1943 - April 5, 2020

Richard W. Huggins, 77, of Aurora, passed away on April 5, 2020. He was born on February 7, 1943 in Aurora, IL, the son of the late William T. and Myrtle (Swanson) Huggins. Richard retired after 50 years of service from West Aurora School District 129. He enjoyed fishing and sports. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mary Ann (Fahrlander) Huggins; his brother, Thomas (Jewell) Huggins...
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Catherine G. Dozark

July 26, 1933 - April 3, 2020


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Cameron Glenn Lewis-Walker

May 2, 2000 - April 1, 2020

Cameron Glenn Lewis Walker, passed away April 1, 2020. He was born May 2, 2000 in Chicago, IL. Beloved son of Chevon & Joseph Bostic and David Lewis. Irreplaceable brother to Ambrece, Joseph, Julian, Zoey, and Bryson. Loving grandson of Robert and Gwendolyn Walker, David and Creasie Lewis, and LaToya and Nash Mitchell. Great grandson of Eugene and Glendora Dumas and David Lewis Sr. Nephew of...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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