ELGIN - Betty Lou Kawa, 83, of Elgin, passed away on April 15, 2017, in her home. She was born on May 29, 1933 in Eldorado, IL the daughter of and Marguerite Higgins. Betty Lou had worked at Bright Beginnings in South Elgin. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Elgin, and the St. Mary's Women's Club. Survivors include her husband, Lawrence H. Kawa, together since May 29, 1949; 4 children: Brenda S.(Bruce) Bohne, Larry P. Kawa, Laura J. (Jake) Thomas and Peggy A. (Rick) McNees; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, and her sister in law: Marion Streit. Funeral mass will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017, at 10:30 AM, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 400 Fulton St., Elgin IL 60120, with Rev. Christopher Kuhn officiating. Burial will be private. Visitation will be on Thursday, from 4-8:00 PM, at the Wait Ross Allanson Funeral & Cremation Chapel, 51 Center St., Elgin IL 60120, and on Friday, at the church, from 9:30 AM, until the time of mass. Memorials may be made to Presence St. Joseph Hospital Foundation for Dialysis. For information, 847-742-2100 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com .
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