In memory of
Edith Eleanore Kueker
Kueker, Edith Eleanore (née Hayhurst) Born May 23, 1918, to Robert and Emily Hayhurst on the South Side of Chicago, passed away April 9, 2017, in Naperville, Illinois, at age 98. Edith was a homemaker, but in a time when women had few other options, she was also an entrepreneur. She attended beauty school while the country was recovering from the Great Depression, then worked as a beautician. On June 4,1939, she wed Donald Henry Kueker. While her husband worked in Chicago's steel industry as a chemist, Edith worked in a beauty parlor until her first child was born in 1943. She then brought her practice home, running a salon out of their basement for over fifty years. Donald and Edith were married 54 years when he passed in 1993. Edith is survived by her three children, Janice Weren, Donna (Bill) Schwarz, David (Annette) Kueker; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
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