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Obituary: Sisters Donna Reedy-Young and Deborah Lynn (Reedy) Ahearn

A memorial service will be held Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church.

Obituary: Sisters Donna Reedy-Young and Deborah Lynn (Reedy) Ahearn Obituary: Sisters Donna Reedy-Young and Deborah Lynn (Reedy) Ahearn

Sisters Donna Reedy-Young, and Deborah Lynn (Reedy) Ahearn will remembered at a memorial Mass at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at Immaculate Conception Church 132 Arthur St. in Elmhurst.  They are the daughters of the late Lawrence W. Reedy Jr. and Patricia (DeRome).  

They were preceded in death by their sisters, Dorothy Reedy Schaub of Hayward, Wisc., and Denise Reedy.  They are survived by sisters Dee Duckworth of Ormond Beach, Fla., Diane DeRome of Sarasota, Fla., and Daneen Reedy of Port Orange, Fla.  

Donna, beloved mother to Dillon, passed away in Ormond Beach while under the care of hospice on Dec. 25. Donna was born in Elmhurst on Aug. 29, 1961.  She attended Immaculate Conception Grade School and High School. 

As part of a large extended family and close-knit neighborhood, Donna loved times spent outdoors with her cousins and neighbors riding her bike, playing flashlight tag, swimming and skating on the backyard ice rink.

Donna was able to establish and maintain lifelong friendships; she never forgot a birthday and she had perfected the art of staying in touch. So many friends say Donna lit up a room when she walked into it; she loved hanging out with her friends, had a great sense of humor and was always ready with a Donna-ism: "Sorry about your luck."

Some of her favorite things were golfing with Dillon, Springsteen concerts, watching Dillon play basketball, going to see local live bands and dancing to rock 'n roll. 

Anyone wishing to make a donation in Donnas' memory is encouraged to consider www.cancer.org.

Debbie was born in Elmhurst on March 6, 1955. The beloved wife and best friend of John R. Ahearn, she passed away Sunday, April 7, shortly after celebrating their 38th wedding anniversary by exchanging vows. 

She will be greatly missed by her nephew Dillon Young of Bradenton, Fla. They had a love of televised sports, exchanging stats and setting up their weekly football pool. 

A long-time resident of Lombard, IL, Debbie will be remembered by many friends & neighbors for her bountiful garden, her great cooking (beef bourguignon a specialty), her ability to always have the best comeback line and her beautiful sense of poise and style (even when she was the only woman in the OTB).  

Debbie was often in Las Vegas, a favorite vacation spot, where she and John spent time with Patricia and Richard Lucas, their friends for more than 40 years. 

Debbie was a success at whatever business endeavors she attempted: real estate, former president of Advanced Visuals as the first woman-owned distributor for 3M audio/visual products, or partnering with John as JRA Stables thoroughbred horse trainers. A dedicated advocate for all four-legged creatures, Debbie would want any donations of remembrance to go to the ASPCA.

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