Emelia M. “Mimi” DeCicco, 75, of Streator passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care, Streator.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator. Rev. Rodney Kreier will officiate.
Visitation will be from 4-7 P.M. Wednesday at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.
Burial will be in the Cornell Cemetery, Streator.
Born March 12, 1944 in Streator she was the daughter of John and Versal (Orr) DeCicco.
She is survived by daughters, Beverly (James) Scheidt of Joliet, Anita Mantz of Joliet, Vivian (David) Gerstetter of Wheeling and Teresa Tribbett of Kenosha, Wisconsin; a brother, James DeCicco of Decatur; sisters, Johnette (Dale) Davidson of Springfield, Missouri and Elena (Tom) Walls of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; an aunt, Barbara Orr of Pontiac; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and cousins survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Steven Scheidt; a granddaughter, Sarah Scheidt-Hinton; a brother, Henry Samuel DeCicco; an uncle, James Orr and a sister in law, Mary DeCicco.
She was raised in the Cornell-Maroa area and graduated from Maroa-Forsyth High School in the class of 1962.
She worked through the years for WHOW Radio Station in Clinton, Illinois. She later worked as the Community Coordinator for ADV/SAS promoting community awareness of the program.
Returning to Streator in 1990 Mimi was very active in the community. She was a lifetime P.T.A. member, belonged to the Leading Ladies and the Neighborhood Watch. She was integral in spearheading the riverfront preservation project for the Water St. area a few years back, an effort she was very proud of. She most recently was active in the committee that sponsored the Mr. Rogers themed “Won’t you be my Neighbor Week” in Streator in 2018.
She was a member of the Church of the Open Bible.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Pet Project in Marseilles (petprojectinc.org)
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