Lee Elia
July 20, 1943 - February 9, 2019
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Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-2400 | Map
Thursday 2/14, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-2400 | Map
Wednesday 2/13, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cemetery
St. Patrick Countryside Cemetery
Ellen road
McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-2400 | Map
Mass
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J. Miller Road
McHenry, IL 60050
815-385-2400 | Map
Thursday 2/14, 11:00 am

M. Lee Elia, age 75, of McHenry, died Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Northwestern Medicine-McHenry Hospital. She was born July 20, 1943 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi to Lewis and Myrtle (Lee) Evans. A resident of McHenry since 1965, Lee received her B.S.N. degree in 1964 from Illinois Masonic School of Nursing, and her MSN…

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Kim Heller left a message on February 14, 2019:
I will always remember my Aunt Lee for being so soft spoken and for such an easy demeanor. I am a nurse today because she was a wonderful role model. Anyone who had the opportunity to have her take care of them will attest to her being the best nurse ever! She was an awesome mother, grandmother and great-grandmother as well. I am sure she will be deeply missed. I hope she is having a happy reunion in heaven with Uncle Tom, Chris, Granny and Paw Paw. I feel blessed to have been her niece. I will be praying for the family at this most difficult time. Love you all.
Charlotte Paoletti left a message on February 12, 2019:
I remember meeting Lee at least once a month for lunch. I will miss her and the times we shared.. Sad.
Mersadies Konkel left a message on February 11, 2019:
I have had a hard time trying to find the words to say because for the last couple of days my heart and my head have been at war. My head tells me that everything is going to be alright and that this pain that I am feeling right now will eventually pass but my heart feels like it will be forever broken. My head tell me that you are in a better place where there is no pain or sadness but my heart just screams out for you to come back. My head tells me that this is all part of God's plan but my heart just wants to be angry at him for taking you before it was ready. When in reality it would never truly be ready. All I can say for certain is that I love you and I long for the day that we will all meet again in God's loving embrace. Until then I promise to live my life in a way that would make you proud. I will always fight for what I believe in and stand up for those that can't stand themself. I will always show love and kindness to others and pay it forward every chance I can. I will learn to see the beauty in this world and know that this place is just a temporary home because where you are now is more beautiful then anything here on earth. Finally I promise to always have hope, always have faith, and always love myself just as much as you loved me. It's not really good bye but see you later because death is nothing more then someone stepping into the other room. The other room just happens to be heaven and I too will join you in that room when it's my time for God to call me home. I love you Nana Lee. May you finally find rest in our makers arms. Ps. Please say hi to dad for me. I miss him so much but I know that he is happy to have you again.
Betty Tell left a message on February 11, 2019:
You were always my favorite big sister and you will always be loved. -Betty
Jerald Konkel left a message on February 11, 2019:
I might not know all words to properly describe how much I'll miss you. I probably never will, but I will do my best to get some words out. I may have only known you for a short time, since I joined your family in 2010, but I feel like I've lost my own Grandmother. I didn't know my own grandparents as much as I knew you. These past two days have been hard on me and Sadie, we will never be able to forget you. I've been doing my best to take care of your Granddaughter these past 9 years, and I will be there for her until my last breath. I think you knew that when you first met me, and you loved that. I never felt so welcomed as I did whenever I was at your house. I will miss your soft voice and your gentle hugs. I will miss your kind words and your loving smile. I will miss the times you got me blueberries because you knew they were my favorite. I will miss how much Sadie loved to visit you, and the times she brought me along. I will miss the times Sadie told me that you were asking about me everytime I wasn't there. I miss the time Sadie and I rode our bicycles to your house, and you were very happy to see us. I will miss calling you "nana Lee". I will miss you tremendously. I wish I could have been a better grandchild to you. I wish I could have been a better husband to your Granddaughter while you were with us. I wish you could have seen me and Sadie standing together telling you that we were finally going to be parents. But if I could make one wish come true it would be the one wish that's on all our hearts, that you could still be here, we all wish you didn't have to leave us. I pray that God comforts us and strengthens us in this very difficult time. And I pray that one day, in the end, together in heaven we will see you again. You will be forever ingrained in our hearts, time may fade many things away but the Love we have for you will be forever strong. God Bless you nana Lee. ?
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