Judith Valenti

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Judith Valenti Age 64, died Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at home in Grand Detour, IL of primary peritoneal cancer. Judy was born April 21, 1946 in Carbondale, IL to Rev. Gene and Bessie McIntyre. She went to Southern Illinois University where she majored in Home Economics, starting her lifelong love with all things home related. She was an excellent student and artist as well. She made most of her own clothing while in college so she could have the latest fashions. After graduating, she moved to the Chicago area and started teaching Home Economics, where she met her husband Jim. She quit teaching after having her daughter and began selling antiques, one of her life's passions. One of the most cherished things she did was travel to France with her daughter for many years bringing back antiques to sell. She also traveled throughout the United States exploring small towns and buying beautiful things. Some of her favorite things were small towns, restoring old homes, and decorating. She was a lover of animals, antiques, art, and all things beautiful. Her beloved family consists of her husband, James; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Gustave; and brother David (Kathie) McIntyre. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 2, 2010 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church (Historic Stone Church), Grand Detour with the Rev. David Nelson, pastor, officiating. Burial of cremains will be at Grand Detour Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m., Friday, October 1, at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home, Dixon. A memorial has been established. Condolences may be sent online at www.prestonschillingfuneralhome.com

Published in Courier News on Oct. 1, 2010
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