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In Memoriam

Mary Elizabeth Murtha Roy

June 28, 1946 - July 16, 1998

`Hush my precious child,'

whispers Nana in her daughters ear,

I'll be with you the whole way through

to rid you of all your fear.

`Hush my beloved sister,'

you were always the strong one,

the only girl in a family of boys

you sure knew how to have fun.

`Hush my sweet friend,'

you were always there for me,

a beautiful woman, with a caring heart,

someone I too wish to be.

`Hush my lovely wife,'

In my heart you will forever stay

and when you look down

from the heavens above

I will never be too far away.

`Hush my gentle mother,'

whose hands were a loving aid,

we're proud of you, and all you've done,

four men you've truly made.

`Hush my Aunt Mary,'

your nieces and nephews give you love,

best wishes, and good luck

in your journey with God above.

`Hush my fairy Godmother,

I have the necklace you gave,'

as Erin touches the clover on her neck,

a memory of her aunt to save.

Aunt Mary dear you were a special one,

who touched the lives of us all,

but now its time to return home

and fulfill Gods final call.

No need to fear, for Pops is there

awaiting with open arms

to once again hold his little girl

and to protect her from any harm.

And now before you leave our world,

this is my gift to you,

a simple remembrance of all of us

to remind you we love you too.

By: Briana Murtha

(Stevenson High School, class of 2000)

In Loving Memory

The Murtha Family

Gregory T. Athas of Rolling Meadows

A memorial service for Gregory T. Athas, 84, formerly of Chicago, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3201 Meadow Drive, Rolling Meadows. The Rev. Robert Giese, pastor, will officiate.

Born May 30, 1915, in Chicago, he died Saturday, July 10, 1999, at home. Interment will be private.

He was the beloved husband of Marilyn Athas (nee Godfrey); loving father of Gregory R. (Rita) Athas of Bartlett; cherished grandfather of Gregory J. (Heidi) Athas of Boston, Mass. and Heather (Thomas) Hillman; great-grandfather of Noah Gregory; dear brother of George Athas of Cicero; and fond uncle and great-uncle of many.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 3201 Meadow Drive, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008.

For information, (847) 398-7122.

Edwin Beebe formerly of St. Charles

Services for Edwin Beebe, 67, of Naples, Fla., also formerly of Clewiston, Fla., will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles. Dr. Alfred Patten will officiate.

Born April 14, 1932, in St. Charles, the son of Alonzo J. and Florence Beebe, he died Monday, July 12, 1999, at Naples Community Hospital in Naples. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, St. Charles.

Mr. Beebe was a member of the VFW, the American Legion and past exalted ruler of the Elks Club.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Polly Beebe; son, Edwin S. Beebe of St. Charles; daughters, Jan (Jim) Norris of Naples and Linda (Scott) Duggins of Clewiston; brothers, Harry and Harold Beebe; sister, Dorothy Janunas; grandchildren, Tabatha, Eric, Sara, Alissa, John Jr., Laura, Linda, Richard, Barbi and Courtney; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, LeGrand, Arthur and Alonzo `Lonnie' Beebe.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 600 S. Federal, Suite 201, Chicago, IL 60605 or the charity of the donor's choice.

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