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Elgin, Illinois 60120


  1. Willie Akins Jr.

    August 21, 2015

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    Willie Akins Jr., 70, died Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin. He was born April 24, 1945 in Jackson, Tennessee, the son of Willie and Carrie Akins.

    He is preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Jean Akins, his parents; Willie and Carrie Akins Sr., sister Dorothy Jones and mother-in-law Annie Mae Simmons.

    Survivors include: two sons; Terry (Cynthia) Simmons & Willie (Raquel) Akins III, four daughters; Willa Akins, Nancy Akins, Caritha Akins, Consuello Akins, one brother; Grady (Sylvia) Akins, two sisters; Ollie (Carber) Harvey and ...
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  2. Pearlean Smith

    August 10, 2015

    portraitPearlean Smith, 59 of Elgin, died Friday, August 9, 2015 at ManorCare, Elgin.  Born August 12, 1955 in Shaw, MS, she was the daughter of Samuel and O’Nealia (Lee) Smith.

    She was a hard worker and enjoyed working in “housekeeping” at the Rosewood and Manor Care facilities in Elgin. Pearlean loved her family, especially her grandchildren.  She enjoyed going out to her favorite restaurants, and had a wonderful sense of humor.

    Pearlean is preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers, Robert and Samuel Smith; 1 sister, Lena Smith.

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  3. Mary Louisa “Lou” Mutter

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    Mary Louisa "Lou" Mutter, 81 of Elgin, died Friday, August 7, 2015 at her home.  Born May 9, 1934 in Lexington, KY, she was the daughter of John Howard and Mary Louisa (Smith) Greene.

    She owned the home on the block where all the kids and neighbors visited, and all were welcome.  Lou was a proud member of St. Mary Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Women’s Club, the Elgin Women’s Club, and the Garden Club.  She delivered for Meals on Wheels. Lou was a dedicated volunteer at church, ...
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  4. Rosa A. Menendez

    August 5, 2015

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    Rosa Menendez from Chicago, IL went to be with the Lord August 2, 2015. She was born to Cipriano and Margarita Menendez August 2, 1951 In Guatemala City, Guatemala.

    She completed 36 years of work at Flexan Corp in Chicago, IL and retired a few years ago. She will be remembered by family and friends for her generosity and loving spirit. Rosa was an amazing cook, she loved dancing, and spending time with her family.

    She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers Carlos Menendez and Julio ...
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