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Ethel Mae Kucera
(01-17-1923 - 02-24-2018)

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 Ethel Mae Kucera, 95, of Elgin, passed away on February 24, 2018. She was born on January 17, 1923 in Memphis, TN, the daughter of Joseph and Luella (Ditzler) Stalcup. Ethel had worked for the phone company many years prior to her retirement.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Elgin, and active in the Ladies Quilting Club.

Survivors include her husband: Llewellyn Kucera, whom she married on September 13, 1958; their daughter: Diane (Dave) Stroyeck; two grandchildren: Matthew and Michael Stroyeck; a niece: Sylvia Adair; along with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters: Eleanor Dunlap and Gwendolyn Bailey.


Funeral services will be held on Friday March 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church, 216 E. Highland Ave., Elgin, with Rev. Rick Carlson officiating. Entombment will be at Memory Gardens, Arlington Heights. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4-7:00 PM at the Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., (Rt. 31), Elgin IL 60123 and on Friday at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the church. For information, 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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