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Mary Jeanette Bitter, 80, formerly of Quincy, IL; passed away peacefully January 15, 2013. After earning her B.A. in Education from University of Illinois, Jeanette became a tireless supporter of the welfare of children, serving as President of United Way of Illinois and cofounding Voices for Illinois Children. Beloved wife of 57 years to James E. Bitter, M.D.; loving mother of Patricia Lee O'Brien, M.D., and James (Rika), John, and Stephen (Connie) Bitter. Dear aunt of Katie (John) Stoops. Proud grandmother of four. A memorial service is being held (on what would have been her 81st birthday), Friday, April 26, 2pm, at Fourth Presbyterian Church, N. Michigan Ave at Delaware Place, Chicago. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to Voices for Illinois Children, 312-516-5552, www.voices4kids.org. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058 or www.cremation-society.com.

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Published in Chicago Tribune on Jan. 20, 2013
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