Agnes Genevieve Wolf

Date of Birth

May 27,1910

Date of Death

Jan 02,2008

AGNES GENEVIEVE "Honey" WOLFAge 97 of Aurora, passed away peacefully at her home, January 2, 2008 after a long battle with declining health. BORN / EARLY YEARSShe was born May 27, 1910, the daughter of Clarence and Cordelia (DesLauries) Carpenter. Just four pounds at birth, her "high risk nursery" was a blanket in a shoebox next to the oven door of the cook stove. Her survival then, was a small clue to the resilience of a little girl who would live a very busy life and remain vibrantly involved with her world to the very last. Genevieve grew up in Aurora, attending rural schools then Abraham Lincoln School, Madonna High School and for a time, West Aurora High School. Though her education was cut short of graduation, this life-long student of the world, was proud to return to school and earn her GED after all her children were grown. She was united in marriage to Donald E. Wolf of Kaneville on April 2, 1930. The world was in the throws of the Great Depression when Genevieve and Donald settled on Jericho Road, but the two of them would persevere with self-reliance and a genuine joy for life. In 1945, Genevieve went to work for the Aurora Post Office as an assistant rural mail carrier. She proudly held the distinction of being the first female carrier in that post office and continued as a carrier until 1975. As a wife and homemaker, Genevieve was active with the Kane County Home Extension for some seventy years and was named Homemaker of the Year in 1989. Through those years, she became known far and wide for her spinning and weaving demonstrations at area schools, at craft shows, county fairs and Steam Power Club events all over northern Illinois. She lived for her family, among whom she was fondly called "Grandma Goose" after the geese she and Donald raised at their home. A woman whose mind and body were scarcely ever still, she was always knitting or sewing while often watching baseball or football on TV. In her quiet moments, she loved to sit back with a Louis L’Amour book and read them over and over. Always involved in the lives of her children and grandchildren, Genevieve was active in PTA, the local schools the HEA and the LHA. Her children and grandchildren always knew she would be cheering for them wherever they competed. She also enjoyed breakfast with the Sugar Grove Seniors and going out with friends. Genevieve leaves many legacies from a life lived with joy, determination and devotion. She will be remembered with love by her four children:Beverley "Sue" (Carl) Jacobson of Aurora, IL,Roy (Leona) Wolf of Cedarville, IL,Roger (Cynthia) Wolf of Aurora, IL andRex (Phyllis) Wolf of Maple Park, IL;Twelve grandchildren:Roy’s: Karen Welch, Glen, Laura and Brian Wolf:Roger’s: Steve, Russ and Ken Wolf;Rex’s: Lisa Landes, Dan Wolf, Lynda Fillipp and Denise Secor andSue’s: Jake Jacobson;Twenty great grandchildren:Adam, Grace, Dawn, Jeremiah and Jacob;Jay, Christa, Meghan, Katie, Andrew and Amanda;Danny, Timmy, Kaelyn, Haley, Sophey and Joe;Sara, Samantha and Ben;Three great great grandchildren:Cullen, Logan and Cameron.One nephew, Walt (Janet) Schroeder;Two great nephews, 1 great niece,Five great great-nephews and One great great-niece.PRECEDED She joins now her parents, her husband, one sister, Doris Schroeder, one granddaughter, Carla Sue Jacobson and one great grandson Joseph Wolf who preceded her in death. Genevieve’s family would like to extend a special thanks to Shirley Hankes for her faithful friendship, to the VNA Hospice and Home Care Physician’s for their wonderful care and support. MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sugar Grove Public Library, Kaneville Historical Society, Sugar Grove Historical Society, and the Sugar Grove Home Extension.Care and services entrusted to Conley Funeral Home, Elburn. For information, call 630-365-6414 or visit

Private family graveside services were held at Kaneville Cemetery.

Private family graveside services were held at Kaneville Cemetery.

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