Frances L. "Fran" Delrose

Frances L. Delrose

Age 77, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Rock Run Place with her loving family at her side.

She was born November 20, 1940 in Joliet, IL, to the late John J. and Helen R. (nee Smith) Delrose.  Fran graduated with the class of 1958 from St. Francis Academy, received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of St. Francis and a Master’s Degree in reading from Illinois State University.

Left to cherish her memory are her sister-in-law, Bonnie Delrose; nieces and nephews, Danielle (Bill) Oeding, Dina (Steve) Bryce, Deb (Scot) Kalchbrenner, Darcee (Mike) Synoracki, Domonic (Tanya) Delrose, Donna (David) Stolarek, Beth (Michael) Siddiqui and John Delrose; great nieces and great nephews, Patrick (Melanie) and Rachel Hurley; Jake and Tyler Bryce; Sam and Alex Kalchbrenner; Camden Synoracki; Gavin and Lucia Delrose; Daniel, Cassidy, Brennan, Savannah Stolarek; Adam Siddiqui; and great-great niece, Sloane Hurley.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Kenneth and David Delrose and sister-in-law, Rita Delrose.

Fran's career as an educator spanned over four decades; 34 years with Channahon Grade School District #17 and earlier with Lockport and New Lenox schools.  She enjoyed euchre and canasta as well as needlepoint and cross stitching with her craft group.  Fran found great love in her canine companions, Abbie, Chloe and Lexie.  She had a love for travel, taking yearly trips to Florida with her friends, vacations with her mom and special "six year old" trips with her nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the entire staff at Rock Run Place for all of their kind and compassionate care.

Funeral services for Frances L. Delrose will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at 8:45 a.m. from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet to Church of St. Jude, 2212 McDonough St., Joliet, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m.  Inurnment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  As it was Fran's request, cremation rites have been accorded.  In lieu of red roses, please consider Joliet Area Community Hospice or Church of St. Jude.  Fran's true desire was for all attending her Mass to sing from the heart.  Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.  For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at