Suzanne Veronica Javers, 97, of Normal, formerly of Chicago and Clearwater, FL, passed away at 6:34am, Friday, February 1, 2013 at Heritage Health, Bloomington.
Suzanne was born May 15, 1915 in Chicago to Stanislaus and Marianna Wizhowska Luczak. She married Julian J. Javers June 5, 1937 in Chicago. He passed away January 5, 1971.
Surviving are 2 daughters, Diana (Robert) Nielsen, and Alyce (Pete) Riddle of Heyworth, IL; 6 grandchildren, Gregory (Angela) Nielsen, Eric Nielsen, Rosemary (Erik) Beall, Peter (Tricia) Nielsen, David (Kelli) Nielsen, and Tiffany Riddle; 11 great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Lauren, Benjamin, Megan, Sophia, Sophia Rose, Alexander, Nicholas, AJ, Audrey, and Pete; 1 sister, Helen Savickas of Midlothian, VA.
Also preceding her in death are her parents; brother, Chester; infant granddaughter, Ingrid Nielsen, and a long time companion Angelo "Dutchy" Marciano.
Celebration of life mass will be held at 3pm February 16, 2013 at Christ the King Episcopal Church, Normal, with Father Desmond Francis officiating. Visitation will be held from 2-3pm, prior to the celebration mass. Inurnment will be at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Calumet City, IL, at a later date. East Lawn funeral home is assisting the family. Condolences or memories may shared at www. EastLawn-Bloomington.com
Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Episcopal Church or the Humane Society of Central Illinois.
Suzanne was raised in Chicago and graduated from Bowen High School. She worked at the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair as an Armour Girl, demonstrating their products. She held other positions at the Richie Box Co. and Solo Cup Co. before working for People's Energy until her retirement in 1980. Upon her retirement she moved to Clearwater, FL until she came to Normal in 2008. She was very sociable and enjoyed being a member of the Dolton, IL Dorchester Club and Elks Lodge, where she served as treasurer; as well as the Red Hat Ladies, and the Scottish Club of Dunedin, FL. Most of all, she was very passionate about ballroom dancing.