Susan M. (Buddy) Baxter
, 54, of Aurora, IL passed away Sunday, December 14, 2003 at her home. She was born May 5, 1949 in Aurora, IL. Survivors include her husband, James Baxter; two children, Beth (Brian) Dahl, Brian (Jenny) Baxter; six grandchildren, Jami and Cori Dahl, Emma, Hannah, Joe and Sarah Baxter; a brother, Paul (Paula) Buddy; two sisters, Jane Mulligan and Mary Schober; her mother-in-law, Marian Baxter; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Frances (Thayer) Buddy. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at Annunciation Church. Fr. Mario Pedi, O.S.B. will officiate. Interment will be private. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 16, 2003 from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at THE DALEIDEN LAKE STREET MORTUARY, 220 N. Lake Street, Aurora, IL 60506. (630) 631-5500 or please visit our website at www.daleidenmortuary.com
Guadalupe Ann (Garcia) Lambert, 51, of Aurora, was called by the Lord on Monday, February 19, 2001. She was born August 22, 1949 in El Paso, Texas. Lupe cared about people in her work as an E.S.L. teacher and secretary 1968-70, 1975-80 at Waubonsee College; secretary to Aurora Downtown Redevelopment Commission (1985-89); Commissioner of Aurora Housing Authority & Chairman 1995-99; and receptionist for 17 years at Lindner, Speers & Reuland. Her passion as a master doll-crafter brought delight to friends and family and awards for her porcelain dolls. Survivors include her loving husband of 31 years, Patrick J. Lambert; three sons, Todd, Brian and Kristopher; one grandson, Brian Jr.; her parents, Joseph and Otilia Garcia; three sisters, Rose (Clifford) Dahm, Marie (Carl) Moore ad Josephine (Michael) Simons; four brothers, Charles Garcia, Lincoln (Yvette) Garcia, Lewis (Jessica) Garcia and John (Julie) Garcia and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Bradley; a brother, Joseph and her maternal and paternal grandparents. Lupe's sense of humor and appreciation of life will be greatly missed by all her loving family and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Funeral from The Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary on Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 9 a.m. to St. Peter Church at 9:30 a.m. Fr. Ronald A. Jones will officiate with interment in River Hills Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Wednesday, February 21 from 2 to 8 p.m. at The Daleiden Lake Street Mortuary. 220 N. Lake St. Aurora. 630-898-8634.
Sister Mary Frances Gorman, OP, a Springfield Dominican Sister, died peacefully on Sunday June 20, 2021, at Sacred Heart Convent. She was born in Aurora in 1949, to Thomas and Mary Alice Lawrence Gorman. She joined the Dominicans in 1967 and professed her vows in 1969 at Sacred Heart Convent, Springfield. Sister Mary Fran, who for a time was known as Sister Thomas Mary, gave the first 16 years of her religious life to teaching primary students at Illinois’ Catholic schools in Mendota, Jacksonville, Morrisonville, Mt. Sterling, and Maryville, and then 8th grade in Evergreen Park. In 1986 she shifted to pastoral ministry, first as DRE and liturgist in Glen Carbon from 1986 to 1991, then at the religious education center in Arcola. In 1993 she became a pastoral associate at St. Therese Parish, Jackson, Miss. Returning to Springfield in 1997, she assisted in the computer lab at Cathedral and then at Sacred Heart Griffin where for three years she assisted in the computer lab and taught theology part time while developing her interest in the creative arts. From 2001 until 2018, when her health required a step back from active ministry, she was the resident potter at Jubilee Farm in New Berlin and enjoyed creating and nurturing creativity in others. She taught classes at the Springfield Art Association and was a dedicated past president and member of the Dominican Institute for the Arts. Sister Mary Fran was preceded in death by her parents and her brother John. She is survived by her sisters, Nancy (Ray) Bagley/Gorman and Virginia (Paul) Ledesma; her brothers Thomas (Theresa), David (Dzintra), Harry (Connie), Jay, Don (Jana), Joe, and Bob (Gwen); and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and dear friends. Cremation will be provided by Butler Cremation Tribute Center. Visitation: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield. Visitation begins with a prayer service. Visitors are welcome and masks are required. Funeral Mass: 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel with Dominican Father Michael DeTemple, celebrant, officiating. Burial: 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 25, 2021, at Calvary Cemetery. Mass and graveside services will be livestreamed. Memorials to honor the memory of Sister Mary Fran may be made to the Dominican Sisters Retirement Fund, 1237 W. Monroe St., Springfield, IL, 62704. The Dominican Sisters and family of Sister Mary Fran are being served by Butler Funeral Home – Springfield, 900 S. Sixth St., Springfield.
Terry Lynn (Jones) Peterson, 62, of Downers Grove passed away Sunday, December 11, 2011 at her residence in Lombard. She was born November 9, 1949 in Aurora the daughter of Frank and Adeline (nee Arns) Jones. Terry was an elementary teacher at the Indian Prairie School on Eola Road in Aurora for several years. In her later years she enjoyed volunteering for the Community Adult Day Care in Downers Grove. She is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Victoria Peterson of Lombard; a brother Jerry Jones of North Aurora; and a sister Marlet (Mohammad) Paydarfar of The Netherlands. She is preceded in death by her parents. In honoring Terry's wishes her body was donated to medical educational study. A memorial Mass will be held 10:30 A.M. Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Holy Cross Catholic Church 2300 Main St. Batavia, IL. Memorial contributions may be directed to Alzheimer's Association Greater IL Chapter 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, suite 800 Chicago, IL 60631. For additional information contact Moss Family Funeral Home 630-879-7900.
Anna Marie (Schweitzer) Gurbal
, 66, of North Aurora, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Presence Mercy Medical Center. She was born March 15, 1949 in Glennonville, MO. Anna attended St. Rita Grade School in Aurora, and graduated from Rosary High School in 1967. She retired from Furnas Electric in Batavia, and from Meijer in St. Charles. Anna was an active member of Blessed Sacrament Parish, and was a member of T.O.P.S. Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Philip L. Gurbal; two sisters, Cecilia May and Rosalita (John) Meszaros, Sr; her brother, James A. (Eva) Schweitzer, Sr; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Aloysius and Esther (Bader) Schweitzer. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM at Blessed Sacrament Church. Fr. Max Lasrado will officiate. Private interment will follow. Visitation will be held Saturday morning, June 27, 2015 from 8:30 AM until 10:00 AM at Blessed Sacrament Church, 801 Oak Street, North Aurora, IL 60542. Funeral arrangements are being handled by THE DALEIDEN MORTUARY, 220 N. Lake Street, Aurora, IL. 60506. (630) 631-5500. Please visit our interactive website at www.daleidenmortuary.com
where you may sign the guest book or leave condolences for Anna’s family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Anna’s name may be made to the American Heart Association.