April 28, 1919 - Oct. 3, 2013
ELKHART — June V. O’Mara, 94, of Elkhart, passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in Batavia, Ill.
She was born April 28, 1919, in Chicago Heights, Ill. Her parents were Charles and Merle Maier of Chicago Heights, where she grew up and attended schools. She attended University of Illinois in Champaign with a major in English. She met her husband-to-be, Brendan O’Mara, on campus, he had just returned from the service after the war. They were married 58 years.
She worked at Miles Laboratories in Elkhart and was active at St. Thomas Church in Elkhart. She was dedicated to her husband, children and grandchildren, and cared for her dogs and those at the shelter. During her retirement years, she and her husband enjoyed traveling and spending time with their children. She will be remembered as a strong, intelligent, determined and caring person.
She is survived by six children, Mark (Nancy), Chris (Pam), Patrice (John) Lence, Alan, Marty (Jackie) and Mary (Nick) Kacarab; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in February 2006; and one brother, Gene.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at Conley Funeral Home, Elburn, Ill. A funeral Mass and burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Elderday Center, 328 W. Wilson St., Batavia, IL 60510; or Seasons Hospice Foundation, 606 Potter Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016.