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Eloise A. Childress

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PALATINE – Eloise A. Childress, 83, of Palatine, and formerly of Crystal Lake, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012.
She was born Nov. 8, 1929, in East St. Louis, to George and Laura (Spicer) Barton.
Like her father, she was a people person who loved music and became a music teacher in Crystal Lake public schools. She loved flying in airplanes and watching sports, especially the Chicago Bears. She was a well-loved teacher who was a close friend, a good listener and an adviser to many.
She is survived by her children, Richard and Dave (Sue) Childress; sister, Vivian (Richard) Waltmire; niece, Nancy (Ron) Wendt; great-nephew, Adam Wendt; cousins, Robert Bussen and Betty Galley; and many dear friends, including many retired teachers.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Edmund Childress.
The visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The funeral service will be at 4 p.m.
Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hussman School, 131 Paddock St.,
Crystal Lake, IL 60014.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.querhammerandflagg.com. For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-1760.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Dec. 21, 2012
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