She was born March, 16, 1920 in Harmon, Illinois the daughter of James Luther Hicks and Nancy Anna (Bowles) Hicks. She married Edwin Kereven in June of 1962. He preceded her in death in 1990. She was a hairdresser for many years, finally retiring in 2000 at the age of 80. She was a long time member of Wesley United Methodist Church, American Legion Auxiliary and VFW Auxiliary; and an avid bowler for many years. She enjoyed gardening, birds and, most of all, her family.
She is survived by five children: Dorothy (Peter) Passantino of Warrenville, Robert (Jean) Morris of Naperville, James (Beverly) Morris of Byron, Susie(Ed) Cedro of Sterling and Rene Morris of Sterling: 13 grandchildren; Michael Fell, David Fell, Matthew Passantino, Mark Morris, Heather Livengood, Jeffrey Cedro, Amy Roach, Deron Cedro, Amber Ramirez, Andrea Mallhi, Brian Morris, Stephen Morris and Dennis Morris; 27 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; three sisters; Lera Owen, Pearl Charvat, Mildred Livingston, and one brother, Frank Hicks.
Visitation will be Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at Wesley United Methodist Church, Sterling. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM at the church with Reverend Jeremiah Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Sterling. Arrangements were completed by the McDonald Funeral Home, Sterling.
Memorials have been established to Wesley United Methodist Church and Hospice of the Rock River Valley.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com