Myrtle R. Pittman

January 23, 1921 - January 1, 2013

Myrtle R. Pittman, age 91, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at Rosewood Care Center in St. Charles.  She was born January 23, 1921 in Chicago, the daughter of Henry and Bertha Ceoster.  She was united in marriage to Paul A. Pittman on November 2, 1940.

 She was proud of having provided childcare to hundreds of area children in her home in Batavia.  She enjoyed extensive correspondence with many people with cards and letters over the years. She was a faithful member of the Benton Street Apostolic Church in Aurora and a devout prayer warrior.

 She is survived by her son, Ronn (Pat) Pittman of Batavia; daughters, Elaine Hines of Batavia and Henriette Chandler of Antioch, TN; son-in-law, Stan Wohlenhaus of Joplin, MO; grandchildren, Suzan (Rey) Avila of Batavia, Chuck (Becky) Hines of Batavia, Rick (Valerie) Pittman of Sycamore, Shauna (Brian) Bristol of Rockmart, GA, Amber (Thomas) McCallie of Grant, AL, Doug (Lara) Wohlenhaus of Hughesville, MD, Julie (Mark) Proctor of Indianapolis, IN, Anna Wohlenhaus of China, Woody (Kody) Wohlenhaus of Webb City, MO and Ellen Wohlenhaus of Portland, OR; 21 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

 In addition to her parents, Myrtle was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Paul; her sisters, Mildred, Minnie and Mary; her brothers, William and Henry; and her daughter, Paulette.

 Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. until 9:30 A.M. on Friday, January 4, 2013 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 South Batavia Ave. (Rt. 31) in Batavia, where a service will follow the visitation at 9:30 A.M.  Her great-nephew, Jeff Ceoster will officiate.  Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Evergreen Park, IL.

 Memorials may be directed to American Heart Association, or American Cancer Society,

Guest Book

  • Gretchen Swanson Byrd My condolences to the family. RIP cousin Myrt.
  • Sharon Hansford-Wise My Mom passed away three years ago and I visited with Aunt Myrt when I was back for my Mom's funeral. (I have lived in Arizona for the past 39 years). I had not seen Aunt Myrt for about 45 years, but when I knocked on her door, she knew right away who I was. We had a wonderful visit. We talked about her brothers and sisters, as my son is doing a genealogy tree and needed some information from that side of the family. She provided me with a wealth of information and I was amazed at how she could remember everything, including dates. We lived just a few doors east of her until I was about 8 years old. I reconnected with her when I married her nephew. She babysat our two boys for several years. They remember Aunt Myrt and all the stories she told them about Jesus. She was a compassionate person and had a great love for her Savior. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. Sharon Hansford-Wise
  • Evie Kueterman (Martinez) I remember her babysitting when we were little and attending church together at Benton St. Apostolic. She was such a sweet lady, had such a sweet spirit and her home was filled with God's presence! Loved when she babysat us, she always had her prayer time with us and I remember we stayed a couple nights and for breakfast one time she made french toast, she realized she was out of syrup, so she put butter and sugar on it. That was the best french toast! Although the last time I saw her I was about 12. I will never forget her. Thank you Sis. Pitman the great example of a christian lady, you have left an awesome lgacy!
  • Sue Ellis I am Lois Moulding's granddaughter (Sharon is my mom)- Myrt has been such a close and dear friend of our family for many, many years. She was such a source of comfort for me when my grandma (Lois Moulding) passed away December 2003. Myrt was full of so many wonderful stories about the past. She always had something uplifting to tell you. She was very dear to me and I will miss her profoundly! My deepest sympathy to Myrt's family.
  • Jessica Romero Myrt will truly be missed, I can just imagine all the catching up her & Mamaw are probably doing, as they walk along those streets of gold. Praying for strength & comfort for her family.
  • Linda Coester McGonigal My sincere condolences to the entire family. Aunt Myrt was looking forward to her 92nd birthday on Jan. 23rd, but now she can celebrate bigger and better things with her Savior and family members who have gone on before her. Aunt Myrt was a special lady, quite a character, and very faithful in her letter writing to me and praying for me and my family. I always enjoyed visiting her, sitting around the kitchen table having a cup of tea (and maybe some cookies) and talking. She will be missed by many, and I pray that God's arms of comfort will be around you and you will experience His peace. I'll see you again Aunt Myrt.
  • Richard Humphries She was never Myrt to me she was "Wonnie" and I have so many great memories not only did she babyset me she was family and a friend I loved her stories she always had to share.R.I.P. Wonnie cause yer home now !
  • Darlene Grimm I have many good memories of Myrt. she was a great lady and pray warrior for sure. I will miss my lunch visits with her. praying for comfort for all of her family.
  • Ruth & Judy Peterman We are so sorry for your loss. Myrtle Pittman was a wonderful friend. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
  • George & Mary (Fitch) Tincknell We were so sorry to learn of Myrtle's passing. May the Lord Bless & Comfort each of you.