Dena Jane Dribin
1926 - 2021
Dena Jane Dribin (nee Grusin) born June 21, 1926, adored daughter of the late Simon and Hannah Grusin; beloved wife of the late Seymour Dribin; long-time companion of Leonard Baines; loving mother of Debrah (Dale) Parker, Sandra (Charles) Gilbert, and Philip (Marilyn) Dribin; like a mom to Richard and Karin Baines; cherished grandmother of Stephanie (Mo) Amer, Ryan, David and Eric Gilbert; doting great-grandmother of Evan Amer; loved by countless nieces, nephews, cousins and life-long friends. Dena was dedicated to family, B'nais Dena Club and Mah Jong. She was well known for the best brisket, toffee squares and meatballs. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to National Kidney Foundation Serving Kansas, Oklahoma, and Western Missouri, Camp ChiMer, Services are private. To leave condolences and for information, including a link to view the service: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home (847) 255-3520 or At the time of dedication, there will a celebration of Dena's life.

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Published by Chicago Tribune from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2021.
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My condolences to Philip and the entire family. I remember Dena with a welcoming smile and kindness. She was a wonderful friend to my mother and father as part of an amazing group of lifetime friends. I am sure fond memories will live on through your families and friends.
Glenn Baruck
January 16, 2021
To know Dena was to love Dena. The world was a better place because of her and she will be sorely missed. Pennie and Howard Fields
Howard Fields
January 15, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with Dena and her wonderful family. She was a special friend to us all. Chris, Megan, Alex, Mitchell Dulin
January 14, 2021