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NAME SUSAN LEE CLARK, age 63, of Elburn, died following a six month battle with Leukemia at the University of Chicago Bernard Hospital in Chicago, IL, Thursday, February 18, 2010.BORN: She was born December 21, 1946, the daughter of Lee E. and Lorraine P. (Plumer) Osborn in Chicago, IL. EARLY YEARS:Susan grew up in Chicago and attended local schools. She graduated from Marquette High School in 1964. MARRIAGE: Though she was blessed with three children from a former marriage, Susan met her "Knight in Shining Armor", Byron Clark, in December of 1998 and it wasn’t long before the romance began. Their two hearts became one September 4, 1999 when they were united in marriage in Indianapolis, IN. OCCUPATION / WORK HISTORY:In her early years Susan held several colorful jobs including working as the Maitre D’ at El Bianco’s, a famous Italian restaurant in Chicago that attracted many famous clientele. Later Susan worked for Dominick’s Food Stores and was in charge of the Deli sections of all the new stores in the Chicago region. In 1986 Susan went back to work and became a Certified Nurse’s Assistant and worked for Elaine Boyd Kresh, a children’s nursing home, Visiting Nurses Association as well as for Central DuPage Hospital. MEMBERSHIPS: Susan was an active member of the Community Congregational Church in Elburn as well as a counselor for the YMCA before and after school programs. LIFE NOTES: Susan was a very loving mother and wife who never missed a chance to help others. Whether you were friend, family or the smallest of God’s creatures, a better friend you’d never find. Susan made her house a home by filling it with memories and love. She could do just about anything she set her mind to, from cooking to baking, decorating and sewing to digging a pond in the backyard and fixing a broken wing. She loved antiques and her knowledge that came from some of her favorite shows helped find deals both large and small. Christmas was her favorite holiday and every day was filled with cheer that could felt as well as seen by her extensive decorations both inside and out. Susan was also known for her trademark goofy socks and hats whose legacy has been passed down to the next generations. SURVIVORS: She now leaves her loving husband Byron, Three children:Kim (Anthony) Bruscato of Apple Canyon Lake, IL, Rick Sapyta Lisle, IL and Laura Sapyta of Westmont, IL;Two Step-Children:Cameron Clark of St. Charles, IL and Olivia Clark of Spartanburg, SC;Six grandchildren:Michael Sapyta, Krista Terry, Richard Terry, Gianna Bruscato, A.J. Bruscato and Joey Sapyta;Four siblings:Pat Weisner of St. Charles, IL, Bill Herd of Villa Park, IL,Roberta "Bobby" (Larry) Louks of San Antonio, TX and Timmy Herd of St. Charles, IL ;Many nieces, nephews, cousins and a family of friends near and wide. PRECEDED:She now joins her parents, her brother Dale Osborn, and sister Cathy Mahoney who preceded her in death. VISITATION / FUNERAL Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2010, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL 60119. A funeral to celebrate her life will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, February 23, 2010, also at the funeral home. Private family interment will follow on Wednesday in Kingman, IN. MEMORIAL A memorial has been established in her name to benefit the American Leukemia Society and the American Cancer Society. Checks may be made to the "Susan Clark Memorial" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com.
VISITATION / FUNERAL Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2010, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL 60119. A funeral to celebrate her life will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, February 23, 2010, also at the funeral home. Private family interment will follow on Wednesday in Kingman, IN.