Obituary of Maryellen Eberhard
Maryellen was born and raised in Joliet and a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist church where she attended grammar school. Serving many years as a Eucharistic Minister, various offices in C.C.W. as well as serving on the parish council, she also was past president of East Will Deanery. She graduated from St Francis Academy in 1948. Maryellen was employed by Holy Family Society for 40 years.
Preceded in death by her parents Frank and Nora (Nee Ardaugh) Maher, Sisters, Joan Offermann, Frances McDonald and Jayne Golliher, brother, Thomas Maher (Sandy); First husband Ed Mandzuk (1986). Second husband George Eberhard (2014). Nephews John Cabay and John Maher
Survived by her nieces, Cathy Restaino, Patti Ryg, Michelle Jankowski, Janice Russell, Missy Maher; nephews, Ron Cabay, Patrick and Robert McDonald, Danny Maher and Brian Hibler; and stepsons, Randy (Vicki), Michael and Steve (Barbara) Eberhard.
Maryellen will be remembered as a kind and gentle soul who could occasionally display a wee bit of stubbornness. She was proud of her Irish heritage and truly loved her family. She enjoyed traveling overseas in her later years with George until he passed and then felt blessed to witness great family moments in her last years, the most recent being the birth of her Great great-niece, Nora Jayne, who is named after her mother and sister.
Visitation for Maryellen Eberhard will be Friday, February 18, 2022 at the Fred C. Dame Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd., Joliet, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. from the funeral home chapel to St. John the Baptist Church, 404 N Hickory St, Joliet, IL 60435, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Manhattan, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name may be made to Lightways Hospice or St John the Baptist Church.
For more information please call (815) 741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com where you can share a favorite memory or leave a condolence.