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Verna Caroline Vilt

Published: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 9:01 a.m. CDT

COAL CITY, Ill. — Mrs. Verna Caroline Vilt, 92, of Coal City, Ill., passed away Saturday morning, July 13, 2013, at Heritage Health Care in Dwight, Ill.

Born June 13, 1921, in Morris, Ill., Verna was a daughter of the late Clarence and Lillie Summers-Lynes. She was raised and educated in Morris and married Tony F. Vilt in Sandwich, Ill.

Verna will be remembered for her love of cleaning, cooking, working cryptogram puzzles and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her son, Gary Vilt of Coal City; three grandchildren, Kari (Scott) Hopper of Coal City, Ali Vilt of Braidwood, Ill., and Russell Vilt of Chicago; and three great-grandchildren, Jake, Layne and Veronica; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Verna was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Helen Carr; and a brother, Earl “Sonny” Lynes.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 16, from 11 a.m. until the time of the life celebration at 1 p.m. in Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north of Illinois 113) in Coal City. Burial will follow in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, where Verna will be laid to rest with her husband, Tony.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Verna’s memory to a charity of the donor’s choosing. Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to the family by logging onto http://www.reevesfuneral.com/.

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes Ltd. in Coal City. For additional information, call (815) 634-2125.

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