Virginia E. McNamara

Virginia E. McNamara, nee Schaefer, age 84, lifelong resident of Elmhurst, active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church with service as  a Sunday school teacher and vacation Bible school teacher, member of the altar guild and women’s guild, greeter and member of the office staff. Former employee of Illinois Bell and Elmhurst National Bank;  Beloved wife of the late Leo F.; loving mother of Timothy (Jean M. Andreasen); cherished daughter of the late Walter C. and the late Irma, nee Rehr; fond aunt of Stacie Pierce (Bruno Tabis), Karen (Michael) Howes, Kevin McNamara, Keith McNamara (Kathie) and Patrick (Michelle) McNamara; sister-in-law of Brian (Debbie) McNamara, Doris (the late James) McNamara and Betty (the late Charles) McNamara; dear great-aunt, cousin and friend of many especially the Zielke family for more than 30 years.  Visitation Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Gibbons Funeral Home, 134 South York Road, (½ mile North of Saint Charles Road), Elmhurst.  Friends and family will meet for a Funeral Service Thursday, 11:00 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 345 S. Kenilworth Ave., Elmhurst.  Interment Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 55 West Wacker Drive Suite 800, Chicago, Illinois 60601.  For funeral information please call 630-832-0018 or

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