JARLATH ESTHER AVILA, 76 GENOA - Jarlath Esther Avila, 76, of Genoa died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at Kishwaukee Hospital. She was born July 18, 1936, in Chicago to Charles and Anne Flaws. She met Jesse Joseph Avila, and they were happily married for 57 years. She is survived by husband, Jesse; sons Michael, and Steve (Daria); daughters, Denise (Carl) and Andrea; grandchildren, Ken (Tara), Vanessa, Sarah (Tony), Stephanie (Ariel), David, Michelle and Nicole: great-grandchildren, Miabella, Amara Loren, Ava Marie, Tinker Belle, Donovan, Cameron, Evelyn, Violetta and Alejandro; siblings, Anna (Marvin) and Bob (Joyce); and sister-in-law, Connie. Predeceased by brothers, Dave, Chuck, Fuzzy and Joe; sisters, Marion, Vivian, Geraldine and Josephine; and her precious great-granddaughter, Cecilia. Please join us in a celebration of a life truly well-lived at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, at the Hoffman House in Holiday Inn, 7550 E. State St., Rockford. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org prior to Dec. 31, to indicate if you will be able to attend the celebration. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation in Jarlath's name to the Cancer Center at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, in care of Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178. For online condolences, please go to ButalaFuneralHomes.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Dec. 21 to Dec. 22, 2012