GOOSE LAKE — Mrs. Geraldine D. Nars, 84, of Goose Lake, passed away peacefully Monday evening, Dec. 24, 2012, at Morris Hospital.
Born Jan. 17, 1928, in Chicago, Geraldine was a daughter of the late Albert and Sally DePatie. She was raised in Chicago and graduated from St. Mary's High School.
Geraldine married John J. Nars on June 16, 1945, in Chicago. Together, they lived in Goose Lake since moving from Chicago in 1975. John preceded Geraldine on May 12, 2009.
A full time homemaker,Geraldine also worked as an executive assistant with The Research Center of IIT in Chicago, prior to gaining employment with Dr. Relucio, and later Dr. Francis. She was a member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church in Coal City.
Geraldine enjoyed gardening and crocheting. She leaves behind vast heirlooms, which include blankets, afghans, pot holders and lace table clothes. She was proud to have earned first place for her handiwork at the Grundy County Corn Festival. She will be remembered for her love of crossword puzzles, in which she worked in ink, and the constant baking of cakes, cookies and cupcakes.
Survivors include her children: Rodney (Irene) Nars of Chicago, David (Diane) Nars of Goose Lake and Thomas (Lisa) Nars of Wheeling, Ill.; four grandchildren, Dawn (George) Anyfiotis, Ian Nars, Anna Nars and Ethan Nars; one great-granddaughter, Zoe; two brothers, Ronald (Donna) DePatie of Naples, Fla., and Leroy (Barbara) DePatie of Martin, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.
Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents; husband John; and one sister, Delores DePatie.
Visitation and video tribute will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north ofIllinois 113) in Coal City.
Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, 245 South Kankakee Street in Coal City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Rev. Robert Noesen officiating.
Burial will be at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Morris, where Geraldine will be laid to rest with her late husband.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Geraldine's memory to the Morris Hospital Foundation, 150 West High St., Morris, Ill., 60450, or Assumption of the BVM Building Fund, 245 South Kankakee St., Coal City, Ill., 60416.
Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to the family by logging onto www.ReevesFuneral.com.
Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City is in charge of arrangements. For more information, call (815) 634-2125.