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Carolyn Jedlicka

Published: Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

MORRIS — Carolyn Jedlicka, 73, of Morris, passed away Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet after her courageous six-month battle with a rare Central Nervous System Vasculitis.

Born Jan. 8, 1940, in Pittsburgh, Penn., Carolyn was the daughter of the late Paul and Esther Snyder-Galster. She was raised and educated in Pennsylvania, where she graduated from Lawrence Park High School and earned a master's of art from Edinboro University. Carolyn taught at Mercyhurst Preparatory School in Erie, Penn., until 1982, and then married James Allen Jedlicka on May 26, 1984, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Jedlicka’s then moved to Morris, where Carolyn was the owner of the Art School of Morris from 1985 to 1995.

Carolyn was an avid reader and was a member of the Morris Library. She enjoyed self-patterned knitting, baking and painting. Much of Carolyn’s country life was shared with her dog, Hansel, and her two cats. Lisa and Carl adopted Hansel.

Survivors include three children, Carl Frederick “Rick” Pommer of Erie, Penn., Lisa L. (Carl) Gollihur of Shorewood and Lore Lynn (Reese) McCauley of Parkland, Fla.; five grandchildren, Reese McCauley, Jr., Margot McCauley, Carl McCauley, Olivia McCauley; step-grandson Carl Dean (Pam) Gollihur; one step-great-grandchild, Carl Austin Gollihur; and her best friend, Lois Wiley of Waterford, Penn.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Per Carolyn’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Carolyn’s memory to her family for their distribution.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to the family by visiting www.ReevesFuneral.com.

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Morris; 815-942-2500.

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