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  1. Katherine Lee Crosby-Jones

    July 23, 2009

    Katherine Lee Crosby-Jones, 27, of Waukegan died on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago. Born on January 16, 1982, in Michigan City, Indiana, she was the daughter of Ronald and Dorothy (McDuffy) Crosby.

    Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at Trinity Baptist Church, Crystal Lake from 10:00 AM until time of funeral service at 12:00 PM, Pastor Michael J. Love, officiating. Burial will follow at Algonquin Cemetery. O’Connor – Leetz Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. For more information or to leave a condolence call (847) ...
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  2. Chimeena Terrine “Meena” Spivey

    July 19, 2009

    Chimeena Terrine “Meena” Spivey passed away at the young age of 23 on July 19, 2009 from a long term illness. She was a loving daughter, granddaughter, sister, and niece. She was born March 22, 1986, Elgin, IL., to Ruby Williams and Charles Spivey.

    She has served in the medical profession and was a proud graduate of the Kishwaukee Community College with an Associate Degree in Science, and a Certified Nursing Assistant Degree. She also graduated with special recognition from De Kalb High School in De Kalb, IL. She loved reading and was an avid animal lover. She was always ...
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  3. Ernestine Clements

    July 13, 2009


    Ernestine Clements, 80, of Elgin died on Monday, July 13, 2009 at Central DuPage Hospital. Born on July 5, 1929, she was the daughter of Mitchell Sr. and Eliza (Bernett) Dorsey.

    She accepted Christ at an early age. She was a member of Bethesda Church of God in Christ where she was an active member of the Usher Board and Mother’s Board until her illness. Ernestine was also employed at Lee Wards Company for many years.

    Ernestine was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Ruby Clements; granddaughter, Louise Pargo; two ...
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  4. Jesus Alcala

    July 10, 2009

    Jesus Alcala, 54, of Streamwood died Friday, July 10, 2009 at St. Alexius Medical Center. Born in Michoacan, Mexico on September 17, 1954, he was the son of Alberto and Concepcion (Medina) Alcala.

    He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Rosa Varela Valenciano; two children, Gladys Patricia, And Jesse Alcala; granddaughter, Carmela Isela; and many family and friends.

    Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 14, 2009 from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM at the O’Connor – Leetz Funeral Home, Elgin. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 PM, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Elgin, Fr. Lisandro Cristancho, presiding. Burial ...
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  5. Charles W. Rivers

    July 3, 2009


    Charles W. Rivers, 80, of Elgin died Friday, July 3, 2009 at Provena St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Opelika, AL on January 20, 1929, he was the son of Farmer and Sallie Rivers.

    He is preceded in death by his parents; four brothers and a sister.

    Charles is survived by his wife of 33 years, Elizabeth Rivers; children, Carasundia Rivers of Silver Springs, MD, Elaine (Harold) Watson of Flint, MI, Sharon Branch, and a special friend Cornelius Patton, of Elgin; and Fernando (Linda) Dean of Elgin; sister, Sallie Burns of Elgin; ...
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