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Eleanor E. Ashamy

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 8:47 a.m. CDT

Eleanor E. (Bjornson) Ashamy, 94, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, at The Inn at Willow Falls.

Eleanor was a dedicated homemaker, loving wife, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was known for her culinary and baking skills, and was an avid bridge player.

For many years, she volunteered at Morris Hospital.

Born in Green Bay, Wis., on Nov. 24, 1918, and raised in Chicago, she spent most of her married life in Joliet and Morris.

Mrs. Ashamy is survived by her daughters, Sharon (Ray) Skaggs of Joliet, Ill., and Cori (Marc) Fuchs of Springfield, Ill.; grandchildren, Kim (Eric Magee), Becky (Brad) Foster, Patrick and Maureen Skaggs; and great-grandchildren, Abbey and Luke Foster and Burke Magee.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, Roger Ashamy, and her parents, Joseph and Matilda (Carlson) Bjornson.

Her family would like to thank all those at The Inn at Willow Falls for the kindness and compassion shown to Eleanor her last four years with them.

Funeral services for Eleanor E. Ashamy will be Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 710 W. Marion St., Joliet, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

The visitation will be Wednesday at the church, from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation to help find a cure for this rare cancer that has touched a family member.

Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, Joliet.

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