Elaine J. Miller, age 71, of McHenry, passed away Thursday, November 26, 2015 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.
Elaine was born November 24, 1944 in Lakewood, NJ to Leonard and Sara (Sprager) Izbicki. On May 21, 1966, she married the love of her life, David Miller, in Lakewood, NJ.
Elaine resided in McHenry for 47 years. Prior to retiring, she was a secretary for McHenry High School East Campus for 26 years. Elaine was a member of the Parent Teacher Organization for McHenry Jr. High, District 15.
Elaine was a faithful member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in McHenry, as well as the secretary for their CCD program. She was also a member of the National Catholic Society of Foresters, St. Agatha Court 777 with St. John the Baptist parish.
Elaine also was a salesperson for Avon cosmetics and products, and enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and cooking. She also enjoyed volunteering for the McHenry County Conservation District’s annual Trail of History program.
Elaine is survived by her husband of 49 years, David; three children, Patrick (Jennifer) Miller of McHenry, Joanne (Carl Savage) Miller of San Diego, CA, Thomas (Michelle) Miller of Hoffman Estates; seven grandchildren, Emily, Katie, Joseph, Faith, Lily, Beth, Violet; three sisters, Anne (Rolando) Witschard of Syracuse, NY, Marsha (Neal) Kramer of Morristown, NJ, Margie (Richard) Hollabaugh of Lebanon, NJ; and two brothers, Edward (Cathy) Izbicki, Michael (Lisa) Izbicki of Yorktown Heights, NY.
Elaine is preceded in death by her parents.
Friends and neighbors may gather from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, November 30, 2015, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050.
Visitation will resume at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 1. The funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 3500 W. Washington Street, McHenry, IL 60050.
The cremation rite will be accorded privately.
For those wishing to send an expression of sympathy, her family suggests memorials to St. Patrick Church in McHenry.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.