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Ellen Ann Wolkey

July 18, 1932 - October 4, 2016

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Ellen Ann Wolkey, 84, passed away in her home surrounded by her daughters on October 4, 2016. Mrs. Wolkey was known as Ann to her family and friends. She was born on July 18, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois to Russell and Helen Henss. In her younger years she worked at the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago where she met her husband Allen G. Wolkey. Ann was very involved in her church Bible Study for many years. She had many hobbies including; sewing, knitting, needle point, ceramics and decorating her home. She worked at the Arlington...

Ellen Ann Wolkey, 84, passed away in her home surrounded by her daughters on October 4, 2016. Mrs. Wolkey was known as Ann to her family and friends. She was born on July 18, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois to Russell and Helen Henss. In her younger years she worked at the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago where she met her husband Allen G. Wolkey. Ann was very involved in her church Bible Study for many years. She had many hobbies including; sewing, knitting, needle point, ceramics and decorating her home. She worked at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library during the 1970s. She is survived by daughters Jean Carr; Leanne Bartlett, Gail Evans; her grandchildren Katie Johnston, Adam Carr, Brian Carr, Melissa Hammond, Samantha Evans, Kent Evans, Daniel Bartlett, Allison Bartlett, Russell Bartlett and great-grandchildren Hannah Johnston, Kaitlyn Johnston, Nicholas Hammond and Benjamin Hammond. She is survived by brother- in- law Wayne Wolkey, sister- in- law Sharon Craddock (Curtis Craddock), sister- in- law Ann Henss (Phillip Henss) and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Allen Wolkey (September 20, 2011); brothers Russell Henss, Phillip Henss and sister Betty Lou Henss. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2016 at Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, 2000 E. Northwest Highway, Arlington Heights. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 15, 2016, at the funeral home. Interment will be private.