Harriet TenKate, 82

Harriet TenKane, nee Nibbelink, formerly of Elmhurst, found peace on January 31, 2016, at the age of 82. Loving mother of Laurens (Janice) TenKate and Maria (Russell) Gracik. Cherished grandmother of Adam, Matthew, Jennifer, Melissa and Heidi. Great-grandmother of Harper. Fond sister of Mathilda, Joan (Lee), Marie (Pete), Archie (Marj) and the late Geraldine and William. Dear aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was an exceptionally-caring retired nurse, former piano teacher, life-long devoted Christian. Harriet’s life will be celebrated Saturday, February 27 at Christ Church of Oak Brook. Visitation with family and friends from 10-11 a.m., memorial service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in memory of arriet TenKate (visit nami.org). Information provided family members.

Virginia “Gini” Kenworthy, 88

Virginia “Gini” Kenworthy, nee Prost, of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 88. Beloved wife of Glen A., loving mother of Mark (Debbie) and Kurt (Maggie) Kenworthy, Alec, Erika and Leanne, dear daughter of the late Bernard and Frances Prost, dearest grandmother of many. Loving foster mom of 40 years to many children. Fond sister of Jack (Suzanne) Prost, Marilyn (the late John) Krueger, Sue (the late Kevin) Sheehan, Patricia (George) Krueger, Nancy (the late Floyd) Barnum, the late Bud (the late Betty) Prost and Jimmy Prost; dear aunt and great aunt of many. Service and interment at a later date. Arrangements provided by Steuerle Funeral Home. Call (630) 832-4161 or visit steuerlefh.com for more information.

Helen L. Smith, 88

Helen L. Smith nee Shortess, of Villa Park and formerly of Elmhurst, passed away recently at the age of 88. Wife of the late William J. Smith; loving mother of Mary (Joe) Jablonski, Patricia (David) Baer, Janet Catalano and Joan Cahill; cherished grandmother of Tom (Kim), Chrissie and Meghan Jablonski, Katie (Jimmy) Mix, Anna Baer, Emily (Rory) Dunn, Frank III, Nick and C.J. Catalano, Jack, Tim, Shannon, Liam and Brian Cahill and the late Michael Catalano; proud great grandmother of Connor and Brady Jablonski; daughter of the late Frank and Deborah Shortess; sister of the late Marion O’Keefe, Margaret Koch and Francis Shortess. Helen was a member of the Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, the Oak Brook Art League and a longtime employee in Medical Records at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. She also worked at Good Samaritan Hospital and Berwyn MRI Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Rd. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, Memorials will be appreciated for the church or Life on Wheels, P.O. Box 3592, Oak Brook, 60522. Arrangements provided by Ahlgrim Funeral Home. Call (630) 834-3515 or visit ahlgrim.com for more information.

Andrew M. Mientus, 29

Andrew M. Mientus, of Villa Park, passed away recently at the age of 29. Loving son of Barbara and the late Frank Mientus, fond brother of Katie and Buddy Mientus, dear grandson of Elizabeth and the late John Mientus, and of Keith and the late Maureen Becker; dear nephew and cousin of many. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan 29, 2016, at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave, Villa Park. Interment private. Arrangements provided by Steuerle Funeral Home. Call (630) 832-4161 or visit steuerlefh.com for more information.

 

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