Emily Ann Mathis
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Emily Ann Mathis

Born: November 6, 1948; in Auburn, NE

Died: June 1, 2017; in Lindenhurst, IL

Emily Ann Mathis (nee Crooker) of Lindenhurst, peacefully stepped into her new body and into the arms of Jesus on June 1, 2017 surrounded by her family.

She was born on November 6, 1948 in Auburn NE.

Emily is survived by her wonderful husband, Frank Mathis; three daughters, Marie Wiatr (Wally Palcynsky), Marcella (Jeff) Mathis-Baryl, Amy (Brett) Fiebelkorn. Eight grandchildren, Frank (Paula) Ardito, Bobby, Samantha and Jesse Wiatr, Grace and Nick Fiebelkorn, Sara (Mark) Ekert and Ricky Olsen. One great-grandson, Jax; and one sister, Kathleen (Tony) Lowe; along with many nieces and nephews.

Emily and Frank were best friends that would have celebrated 45 years of marriage this July 4, 2017.

Emily was preceded in death by a son, Ricky Olsen; her parents, George Crooker and Marie Dozier; brother, Daniel Crooker; and two nephews, Jerry and Sean Mathis.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 23, 2017 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm (service at 4:00) at the Half Day forest preserve, 24255 IL - 21 in Vernon Hills, Shelter A. Please come to remember and celebrate the the amazing life of Emily.


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Published in Lake County Suburban Life on Jun. 22, 2017.