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Lucille M. Churney


Lucille Churney
Lucille Churney

STREATOR — Lucille M. Churney, 98, of Streator, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care, Streator.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator. Msgr. Philip Halfacre will officiate.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.

Burial will be in St. Stephen Cemetery, Streator. Pallbearers will be Kyle Churney, Don McNamara, Don Derrington, Andy Churney, Bob Churney and Bruce Allen.

Born Aug. 31, 1920, in Streator, she was the daughter of John and Emma (Lesak) Dzuryo. She married James J. Churney on June 3, 1941, at St. Stephen Church, Streator. He preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 2001.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Lynne (Donald) Derrington, of Knoxville, Tenn.; a son, James (Sydney) Churney Jr., of Manteno; a grandson, Kyle Churney, of Chicago; and sisters, Mary Anne McNamara, of Dwight, and Theresa McNamara, of Dwight.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a sister, Frances Allen.

Born and raised in Streator she attended St. Stephen Grade School and graduated from Streator High School.

She worked at the Seneca Shipyards during World War II. She later owned and operated Jimmie’s 12th Street Market along with her husband. She then worked for many years at Streator Home Building and Loan Association until her retirement.

She was a member of the former St. Stephen Church and currently belonged to St. Michael the Archangel Church.

She was active with the Streator Home Building and Loan retirees. She loved to garden through the years and also belonged to the Streator Garden Club.

Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences may be left for the family at

Solon-Telford Funeral Home

301 S. Park St., Streator, IL 61364


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