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, www.kidney.org/campchimer
. Services are private. To leave condolences and for information, including a link to view the service: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home (847) 255-3520 or www.shalom2.com
. 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.