Obituaries

Ellen Doede LeFevre

January 1, 1971 - August 5, 2020

Ellen Doede LeFevre of Batavia, IL., passed away August 5th, 2020 at the age of 49, in Aurora, IL. She was born on January 1st, 1971 in Arlington Heights, IL to Donald Doede and Carol (Keck) Doede. She was married to Brian LeFevre for 23 years.

Ellen graduated from Elk Grove High School and later earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Valparaiso University. In 1994, she married Brian LeFevre. Ellen worked at MetLife for over 20 years, and she enjoyed the challenges of every position she held and the relationships she built were important to her.  

 She loved to travel and was adventurous, always looking for things to do that most people her age wouldn’t do. She’d go zip lining, water skiing, tubing, jeeping, etc. She also had a passion for biking, always seeking out new paths. She was truly the best part of every adventure. 

The relationships that she had with her children were most important to her. She was a best friend as much as a mother. She had many people she cared about, but she always put her children first. If someone needed a shoulder, she would be there without a doubt; no person could ever replace her.

Ellen also was very close to her eldest sister, Karen. She visited her in Colorado often. She loved it there; it was one of her favorite places, mostly because she got to spend time with her sister. Ellen and Karen had their differences, as any two siblings do, but rarely fought. She looked up to Karen and wished she could follow in her footsteps.

Ellen will always be loved by many. She is unforgettable, and someone who you would want to know. She loved every single person she came in contact with. She will never be forgotten.

Ellen is survived by  her three children, Brooke (24), Kyle (20), and Mia (15), her stepmother Shirley (Bronson) Doede, her sister Karen Wagner, and her nieces and nephews, Jamie (Colin) Lane, Tiffany Kane, Jimmy Kane, Billy Kane, Mike Wagner, and Nick (Amber) Wagner.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald Doede and Carol Keck, as well as her late sister Connie Kane.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to CHIP IN Batavia: https://www.chipinbatavia.org/how-can-i-chip-in/

Visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Monday, August 10, 2020 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia, IL 60510.  The funeral service will be held privately for family and close friends only at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Chaplestreet Church, 1S455 S Mill Creek Dr, Geneva, IL 60134.  Interment will be held privately. 

With the slow re-opening of business due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the visitation will be limited. All visitors entering the funeral home are required to wear a face covering.  If the facility reaches COVID-19 CDC guideline capacity during the Visitation please be prepared to participate in a socially distant line upon entering.  Due to the number of people who would like to pay their respects, we ask that you make your visitation a brief one in order that all who would like to attend will have a chance to do so.  Once you have exited the funeral home, we ask you to depart immediately so there are no gatherings outside of our facility.  The family appreciates your sincere cooperation during these very challenging and different times.  For additional clarification, please contact the funeral home, (630) 879-7900.

Guest Book

  • Latasha Glasper To the entire family of Ellen, especially her children I send my heartfelt condolences to you. The photo you selected here sums up how I remember Ellen during the time I have known her at MetLife. She was young, beautiful, and vibrant. Her style and dress were always impressive. I would Skype her to check on her after she moved on from managing me and she would tell me she is well. I will never forgot the joyous smile on her face when I saw her and Kyle coming from lunch together and she introduced him with such pride, chuckling while saying, this is my son! I can’t imagine the pain you feel after this sudden loss. I will say to you all remember the good times, keep her energetic spirit, and glorious smile alive in your thoughts and hearts forever. Praying healing for your broken hearts. Be blessed. May you turn to the Lord for much required strength to get through this time.
  • Robert Doede May God’s peace be with you, and comfort you during this most difficult time. My deepest sympathy, and prayers to your family.
  • Jenny Kanaris I am so sorry for your loss during this difficult time. May she look down on you and protect you always. Sending my prayers and condolences.
  • Tim Griffin I was a friend of your mom and dad’s at Valpo. I have such wonderful memories of Ellen after meeting during our freshman year. She always had a smile on her beautiful face and was a pleasure to be around. I am so terribly sorry for your loss. May God bless Ellen and all of your family.
  • Theresa Gonzalez Dear Brooke, Kyle and Mia, I was fortunate to have worked with your mom. We quickly became friends. Your mom would talk about each of you with much love and always beamed with pride for each of you! She was someone I am forever grateful and blessed to have had the pleasure of knowing and calling a friend. Please accept my heartfelt condolences to each of you during this difficult time.
  • Desiree Bright Dear Cousins, I’m sorry I can’t be there to comfort you but I hope my prayers for peace bring you just that. I love you all dearly. So thankful for the time I got to spend with your mom on our vacations. She will be missed. Sending all my love and prayers.
  • Barbara Buckley So sorry to hear this news Brooke! My heart aches for you! I wish I'd had the chance to meet her! Now that I know you, I know she was an amazing person!
  • Michael &Susana O'Brien Dear Brooke, Kyle and Mia, we are so sorry for your loss, your beautiful mom will be deeply missed. May God give you the peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times.