Lorraine Deneen, 100, of Addolorata Villa, Wheeling, died on January 19, 2013.
She was born in Harvard, daughter of Loretta Shields Hayden and Ben Hayden on March 24, 1912. Her marriage to Ralph Deneen of Marengo took place at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Harvard on May 17, 1939. Mr. Deneen preceded her in death on May 1, 1995.
Mrs. Deneen spent several years as a secretary in Chicago, and later for her husband's building contracting business in Marengo. She was a volunteer for a number of Marengo organizations, the Seniors of Sacred Heart Church, the Rosarians, Marengo Women's Club, and St. Joseph's Hospital in Belvidere for 20 years. She and Ralph were members of Bel Mar Country Club for many years. Her later years were devoted to her three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Many hours were spent with the great grandchildren, all of whom she loved very much. She spent the last 12 years as a resident of Addolorata Villa where she enjoyed many activities and she was particularly good at the Spelling Bees.
Surviving are one daughter, Diane Mary (Paul) Spanier (Northbrook); three grandchildren, Mark (Carla) Spanier of Mount Prospect, Christine (Douglas) Pounders of Carol Stream, and Susan (Dan) Gavin of Winfield; seven great-grandchildren, Patrick and Nicholas Spanier, Jacob, Adam, and Luke Pounders, Nathan and Elise Gavin and her sister Grace (Don) Killeen of Harvard.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Harold and Raymond, her sisters, Gertrude, Maybelle, and Beatrice.
Visitation will be from 8:30am until prayers are said at 10am on Thursday, January 24 at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Hwy., Marengo. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 323 N. Taylor St., Marengo. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Marengo.
Memorials may be made to Addolorata Villa, 555 McHenry Rd., Wheeling, IL 60090 or to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.marengo-unionfuneralhome.com.
For more information, please contact the funeral home at 815-568-8131