Obituaries

Merlyn F. Kadlec

September 26, 1927 - March 3, 2013

Merlyn F. Kadlec, 85, of North Aurora, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Presence Mercy Center in Aurora. She was born September 26, 1927 in Chicago, the daughter of Charles and Anna Coe. She was united in marriage to John D. Kadlec on December 18, 1948 in Chicago.  Merlyn retired from Youssi and Youssi Law Firm in Batavia where she worked as a legal assistant for a number of years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Aurora.  She is survived by four sons, John D. Kadlec, Jr., Stephen W. (Mary) Kadlec, Timothy P. Kadlec, and James P. Kadlec; six grandchildren, Henry, Alexander, Joshua, Sara, Stephen, and Brandon; two great-grandchildren, Morgan and Olivia; a brother, Frank (Clem) Coe; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, John; an infant daughter; and two brothers, Charles and James Coe.  Visitation will be from 4-8 P.M. on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia, IL.  Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the funeral home. Pastor Tim Baltz will officiate. Interment will follow in River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia.  Memorial contributions in Merlyn’s name may be directed to the American Heart Association Greater Midwest Affiliate, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.

Guest Book

  • Valerie Radovich Trimble My condolences to Merlyn's family. I have fond memories of the lunches I had at Lume's with Merlyn, Frank, Virginia, and my dad, Joe. She was a sweet lady who will be greatly missed.
  • Cindy Van De Veire To Merlyn's Family: I cannot begin to express my deepest, deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother. We worked together for many years at Youssi, Youssi & Bina, and she was wonderful to me. We became very close and she will be in my heart forever. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
  • Susan Kadlec Powell With fond memories and deepest sympathy. You are in our prayers. "absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord." II Cor. 5:8 With love, Susan Kadlec Powell Ruth Kadlec Ohe
  • Joan Guest Such a shock to lose Merlyn so quickly. Her dedication and smiling face will be deeply missed at church. We are praying for her family.
  • Cathy Youssi Searl To all of the Kadlec Family: You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow. Merlyn was a wonderful friend and faithful employee for many years. She was like family and will be greatly missed. I know she will also be missed by so many others who counted her as a friend. You have my deepest sympathy.
  • Frank J. Coe Dear Kadlec Family. We loved our Aunt Merlyn and are so sorry for your loss. She is now reunited with her brothers Charlie and Jim and they are having a wonderful reunion. We will always remember her and when we do, we will smile. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time as we pray for peace and comfort.
  • Richard & Carol (Coe) Frasco Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. It is always hard to lose a parent, no matter what age you are. We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Merlyn's passing. She was a loving person, with a great sense of humor...Please know we are thinking of you all, during this difficult time.
  • Winnie Neuman,Coe,Cannella So happy I saw your Mom in Mesa,Az. a few years ago. She and I and my daughter Carol,had a great visit. May comfort and peace flow into your spirits and heal you heart.
  • Lee Walker It is always so hard to lose a family member and as one who knows loss I send my heartfelt condolences to each of you. Merlyn was a delightful person and she will be missed.
  • Judy Coe Tedeton I am soooo sorry for your loss. Aunt Merlyn was such a character! I will always remember her as such a spit-fire! I only hope that I can have the same spirit and liveliness. I am so glad that we were able to see her in Miami a couple of years ago. Please accept my condolences.