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Emily McElligott , nee Martinek, 98, of Geneva, Illinois passed away peacefully at Delnor Hospital on August 11, 2015. She is gone from this Earth but will never be forgotten.
Born on October 24, 1916, in Gary Indiana to Mr. Joseph and Vera Burdick Martinek. Emily later moved with her parents, deceased and brother, George Martinek, deceased, to Berwyn, Illinois. Emily attended Hiawatha Grade school and Morton High School in Cicero, Illinois. On June 1, 1935 Emily married John L. (Buster) McElligott.
Emily and John farmed in Lisbon, Illinois, near Morris, Illinois, in Sugar Grove, Illinois, and in Elburn, Illinois. After farming they retired in Elburn, Illinois, and wintered in Punta Gorda, Florida. During the farming years Emily worked as secretary in the Geneva School for Girls, Burgess-Norton in Geneva, Illinois. Her last employment was with Ruby Frankâ€™s Temporaries.
Emily was the loving Aunt to the Bowes, McElligott, and Posey families, they will miss her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her Husband John (Buster) McElligott, her parents Joseph and Vera Martinek, and her brother George Martinek.
A visitation will be held at St. Gall Catholic Church, 120 W. Shannon Rd, Elburn,IL, on Saturday August 15 from 9-10:45. A funeral mass to celebrate Emilyâ€™s life will follow visitation at St. Gallâ€™s on Saturday at 11 am. Burial will follow mass at St. Gall Cemetery in Elburn.
A memorial has been established in Emilyâ€™s name to benefit her favorite charities. Checks may be made to the Emily McElligott Memorial and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes may also be sent to the same address and www.conleycare.com
Funeral Mass at St. Gall Catholic Church, 120 W. Shannon, Elburn, IL 60119 on Saturday, August 15, at 11:00 am.
At St. Gall Catholic Church, 120 W. Shannon, Elburn, IL 60119, Saturday, August 15, from 9-10:45 am.
St. Gall Catholic Cemetery, Elburn, IL 60119.