Oram, Susan M. (nee Dwyer) Of New Lenox, passed away July 12, 2013 after her long fight with severe acute pancreatitis. She is survived by her loving family: husband, Keith; daughter, Sherry (Brian) Holmes; son, Henry; granddaughters, Jessica Spires and Hayley Holmes all of New Lenox. She is also survived by her sisters, Geri Kennedy, LuAnne (Will) Pleshe and Mary Beth (Bill) Velleux; her brothers, William and Joseph Dwyer; and 15 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Corrine "Corky" Dwyer; her brother, Robert "Yogi" Dwyer; and two brothers-in-law, James "Bones" Kennedy and Danny Wren. Sue was born in Joliet May 31, 1949. She attended St. Mary Carmelite Grade School and Joliet Central High School. Sue worked for Barrett's Ace Hardware in Downtown Joliet as their Bookkeeper for 30 years until their closing in 1999. She worked for Century 21 Pride in New Lenox as a Real Estate Agent from 1998-2011. She also served as Sexton for Maplewood Cemetery in New Lenox from 1996-2012. Sue was devoted to Maplewood Cemetery and the families she served there. She was an avid walker and swimmer. She loved tending to her flower gardens on Sue and Keith's Farm in New Lenox. She was a loving and caring person to all of her family and friends. She was never at a loss for something to talk about. The family would like to thank Mary Westergaard of Vitas Hospice and all of Sue's I.C.U. Nurses at Silver Cross Hospital, you were all wonderful. Donations to Maplewood Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund would be appreciated Memorial Visitation Monday 2:00-8:00 PM at Hickey Memorial Chapel 442 E. Lincoln Hwy, New Lenox. Private Interment Maplewood Cemetery 815-485-8697.
Published in Herald News on July 14, 2013