Emma Lira

Emma Lira (Murphy)

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
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Emma Ann Lira, nee Murphy, 82, wife of 56 years to the late Ernie Lira, mother of Sheryl (Bill) Bauch, Richard (Karen) Lira, Judy (Ron) Renkiewicz, Bob (Annette) Lira and Tony (Tina) Lira; grandmother of Kelly (Mike), Adam (Kristen), Erik (Kiersten), Tyler (Cristina), Nicole (Giuseppe), Alexandra, Jessica and Gabriella; great grandmother of Ryan, Emily, Luka, Gavin, Gianna and Giuseppe; sister of Debbie and Larry. Emma worked at United Airlines in Elk Grove Village as a Data Entry Operator from 1978-1993. She took advantage of her discounted flights by traveling to Vegas, to play the slots and Hawaii just to relax. In the little spare time she had she enjoyed baking, sewing and holiday crafts. The thing which kept her going was her family. Family meant everything to her. Sunday meals, with everyone together, the house was loud and filled with life and love. She always made you feel special. She put the needs of others before her own. God created the perfect mother when He made her. Visitation Friday, November 15th, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory 950 South Bartlett Rd. (at Stearns Rd.) Bartlett. Funeral Saturday is private. In lieu of flowers donations to AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Hospice Residence 901 Martha St, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 would be appreciated. The whole staff at the hospice residence took amazing care of Emma and the family will always be grateful to the staff who took care of their mom.
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    Friday, November 15th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, November 15th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, Bartlett
    950 South Bartlett Road
    Bartlett, IL 60103
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Ken and Bonnie

Posted at 08:51am
Sorry for your loss.
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Posted at 08:41am
With deepest sympathy,
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Sheila Barron

Posted at 12:57pm
Hugs prayers Aunt Debbie sorry for your loss love Sheila,Jim, Heather/boys, Billy family Trey family ,Nellie family
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Janice Oomens

Posted at 09:15am
My thoughts and prayers are with the Lira family. Especially my dear friend Judy. I know how close you were to your mom and you & Ron took such good care of her. Your mom was a warm, wonderful woman and I have such fond memories of her .

Sheryl Lira Bauch

Posted at 06:08am
My mom was a very special lady. I am what I am today because of her. She taught me how to be a loving mother and wife. She struggled for many years with various health problems....serious infections, Addison Disease, knee problems, back problems followed by surgery and finally she was a survivor of breast cancer. She endured many years of pain and struggling to stay with her children. But her frail little body had no fight left. She is now with the love of her life living it up. Mom I miss you so much already. I wish you were here but I can't be selfish. I missed your final moments because I was getting donuts for the family. Something you would of wanted me to do. It just hurts so much. I have a whole in my heart that will always remain empty because things have changed. Have a wonderful life with daddy and I'll see you someday. Love you mommy .

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