Jeanette C. Gebes
Jeannette C. Gebes, 92, of Batavia, Ill., passed away October 13, 2012, at her daughter’s residence surround by her loving family.
She was born January 10, 1920 in Naperville, Ill., the daughter of Michael and Barbara (nee Besch) Lies.
Jeannette was employed by Furnas electric for several years and also worked at the Louise White School in the cafeteria for many years. She lived in Philip, S.D., from 1945 to 1964 and worked at the Midway Cafe for several years.
Jeannette will be remembered as a wonderful cook and baker of her breads and pies. She was talented in crafts, and created many beautiful quilts which she donated to organization and people throughout the community. Jeannette also had a green thumb and a knack at gardening flowers, especially orchids. She was an active member at Holy Cross Catholic Church helping serve many funeral lunches and was also a member of Batavia V.F.W. She has been a resident at the Fox Knoll Retirement Community in Aurora since 2000.
She is survived by her daughters, Roseann (Gerald) Johnson and Judy Armstrong; five grandchildren, Sandra (Gary) Khon, Shawn (Cyndy) Johnson, Matt (Stacey) Johnson, Cassandra Armstrong and Connie (Bob) Wuerfl; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard Lies and Raymond (Peggy) Lies; two sisters, Sister Marionell and Rosemary Paver; and a brother-in-law, George Gebes.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Gebes; a granddaughter, Julie; four brothers and two sisters; and a son-in-law, Bob Armstrong.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Friday, October 19, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Batavia.
Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery in Geneva.