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Obituaries

  1. Maria Guadalupe Perez Jauregui

    December 30, 2015

    Maria Guadalupe Perez Jauregui, of Elgin, died December 24,2015 at age 62 years of age. She was born in Mexico on December 6, 1953 to Martin Perez and Rosario Jauregui.

    She is survived by her husband, Marco Antonio Medina Zapata and her children. She will be greatly ...
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  2. Ernest L. Banks

    Ernest L. Banks, aged 70,of Elgin, IL died Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Aperion Care in Elgin.  He was born to Jake Banks and Cleomia Davis Banks  on August 1, 1936 in Brinkley, Arkansas.

    He leaves behind many fond memories for his family and friends to cherish. He will be greatly ...
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  3. Kimberly Ann Diaz

    December 18, 2015

    Screenshot_2015-12-18-08-37-43-1Kimberly Ann Diaz, 55 of Elgin died Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Presence St. Joseph Hospital.  The daughter of James Williams and Elizabeth Lillian (Erdmann) Spears, she was born August 12, 1960 in Berwyn, IL.

    She loved her grandchildren, and was a very giving person.  Kim was friendly, and outgoing in her community.  She enjoyed her plants, gardening, and all animals.  Kim was full of life, and had a wonderful sense of humor.

    She is preceded in death by her father.

    Kimberly is survived by her mother; six children, Kari Kaniuka of ...
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  4. Mercedes F. Valles

    December 13, 2015

    Mercedes Valles

    Mercedes F. Valles, 71, of Elgin, IL died Sunday, December 13, 2015.  She was born to Hermenegildo Frausto and Clara Ramon on January 10, 1944 in Knippa, TX .

    Mercedes is preceded in death by her parents and three grandchildren; Valerie Valles, Ramiro Garcia Jr., and Miranda Valles.

    She is survived by her five children: two daughters; Gloria Valles and Dora Valles, three sons; Santos Valles, Carlos Valles and Ramiro Garcia, and 22 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

    Mercedes was one of four children born to a poor family. When ...
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  5. Rayette E. Miller

    December 9, 2015

    Rayette Miller

    Rayette E. Miller, 96, of Elgin, passed away Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin. She was born on January 13, 1919 in Benton, IL, daughter of Rayburn E. and Ressie (Bond) Bain.

    Rayette enjoyed dancing at the Elgin Moose Club and the Blue Moon. She was also an avid bowler and enjoyed gaming at both the Grand Victoria and the Hollywood Casinos. Rayette also enjoyed gardening, her family, and was longtime companion to the late Norman Drafall.

    She is preceded in death by her ...
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