Elvera W. Thom

CREST HILL—Elvera W. Thom (nee Wendell), 90, of Crest Hill and formerly of Coal City, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 9, 2017 with her loving family by her side.
Elvera loved spending time with her family. She was an excellent homemaker who enjoyed cooking and caring for them. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of her life. She enjoyed summer vacations at Balsam Lake and wintering in Sebring, FL. Other hobbies Elvera enjoyed included, fishing, playing cards, bowling and working crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She will be dearly missed.
Elvera is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, George Thom; children: Carol (Victor) Fonseca, Robert (Susan) Thom, Barbara (Steven) Mauer and Kathleen (John) Barrowman; grandchildren: Aaron (Tamara) Jones, Kevin (Ericka) Jones and Sarah (Naim) Dzambazi, Shelley (Larry) Bigger and Kelley Thom, Bryan (Ashley) Mauer, Matthew Mauer and Scott (Holly) Mauer, Jennifer (Scott) McCure, Nikki Barrowman and Jeff Barrowman; great-grandchildren: Jameson and Eliana Jones, Milena, Liam, Eliza and Alyssa Dzambazi, Violet, Kaylie and Alice Mauer, Alivia and Adelynn McCure; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frederick and Dominica (nee Cerutti) Wendell.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Elvera’s name to St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Joliet, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation would be appreciated.
A celebration of Elvera’s life will begin Friday, May 12, 2017 with prayers in the funeral home chapel a 10:10 a.m. then driving in procession to St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Joliet for a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Braceville Gardner Cemetery.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Rd., Joliet from 4 to 7 p.m.