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DEBBIE MAE MOFFITTAge 82 of Kaneville, IL, passed away peacefully at her home December 24, 2007.Surrounded by her loving family, together, as they were every Christmas Eve, Debbie went "home" for Christmas to her beloved Everett. BORN / EARLY YEARSShe was born August 28, 1925 in Bradford, Illinois the daughter of Allen and Maud (Taylor) Moffitt. She grew up in Bradford where she graduated from high school and on May 18, 1947, was united in marriage to Everett Moffitt in Kaneville, IL. Moving to their present home in 1963, they lived their entire lives in Kaneville where Everett passed away in 2001. Debbie was a small but strong willed woman whose life was devoted to family, faith and community. She loved gardening and cooking, sewing and crocheting and for over forty-five years, played cards with the same circle of friends. As the years passed, Debbie fought off a plethora of physical ailments from congestive heart failure to advanced osteoporosis and arthritis, things that would have depressed a lesser soul – but not Debbie. With typical "country courage" she would quip – "You gotta be tougher than hog snout".Part of her "toughness" was a well grounded faith that taught her not only to count her blessings, but to be one as well. Thoughtful caring and good-natured fun were as natural as breathing to Debbie and she spent her life sharing the ups and downs of others. MEMBERSHIPSShe was a member of he Kaneville United Methodist Church, the LaKalvine Club and Ladies Church circle. SURVIVORS She is survived by three children:Ronna (Gary) Hemm of Janesville, WI;Rich (Linette) Moffitt andTom(Cindy) Moffitt, both of Kaneville, ILNine grandchildren and their families:Chuck (Moon Hee) Hemm and their children: Kaylamarie and Korinne of Huntsville, AL;Carrie Owen and her children: B.J., Alesha and Holly of Pensacola, FLBrandon (Sarah Condon) Hemm and their children: Kali and Matthew;Tye (Kim) Moffitt and their daughters, Madison and Lauryn of Gainsville, FLKevin Moffitt of Kaneville, IL, Michelle (Jason Fisher) Moffitt and their son, Tyler of Kaneville, IL,Michael (Shantel) Pankratz and their children: Shelby, Chealsy, Kaylin and Bethany of Compton, ILRudy Pankratz and his daughter, Katelyn of Veale Air Force Base, Marysville, CAJessica (Ernie Lillybridge) Moffitt and their son Ernie of Kaneville, IL;SiblingsFrancis (Norma) Farley of Aurora, IL,Jeannette (Donald) Wright of Hinckley, IL, andJean (Hank) Greenstreet of Oswego, ILMany nieces and nephewsAnd a community of friends. PRECEDED She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Everett and several brothers and sisters-in-law. MEMORIAL A memorial has been established in Debbie’s name to benefit the Kaneville United Methodist Church and Provena Hospice and other favorite charities. Memorials checks may be made to the Debbie Moffitt Memorial and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family at the same address or through her obituary at www.conleycare.com. For information call 630-365-6414 or 800-8-CONLEY.
Services are scheduled for Saturday, December 29, 2007 at 12:30pm at the Kaneville United Methodist Church. Visitation hours will precede the service at church from 10am until noon. Chaplain Dee Clark of the Provena Hospice will officiate.
Interment will follow at Kaneville Cemetery.