Amy M. Farcus

COAL CITY—Amy M. Farcus, 98, of Coal City, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, March 13, 2023.
Born in Felix Township, Grundy County, Amy Martha was a twin daughter of John “Fred” and Alice (Williamson) Brunner. She attended Short Grade School and graduated from Coal City High School with the class of 1941. On April 28, 1956, Amy married Richard Farcus in St. Thaddeus Catholic Church in Joliet, and together they made a home and raised their son in Coal City.
A talented seamstress, Amy’s employment entailed working for Hyman Clothing Factory and Raymond Lyons Draperies before going into business with her twin sister, Alice as A&A Draperies. She retired in 2000. Amy was a member and past Elder at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Coal City and belonged to the Area #1 Recreation Club. In addition to sewing, Amy took great pleasure in gardening and bird watching.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Cindy Farcus, of Coal City; three grandsons: Adam Farcus, of Bloomington, IL; Matthew (Jenna) Farcus, of Wilmington and Benjamin Farcus, of Coal City; three great-grandchildren: Athena Elizabeth Farcus, Everett Alan Farcus and Evelyn Mae Farcus; two sisters-in-law, Patricia (the late Richard) Sandretto and Helen Farcus, both of Joliet and one brother-in-law, Raymond (Cheryl) Farcus of Coal City, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Amy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard on March 22, 2021; two brothers, Roy Brunner and John (Eleanor) Brunner and her twin sister, Alice Dinger.
The family will receive friends for a visitation at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 N. Broadway, one block north of IL Route 113 in Coal City on Thursday, March 16, 2023 from 9 a.m. until time of funeral service at 12 p.m. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Wilmington, where Amy will be laid to rest with her late husband, Richard.
Preferred memorials may be made a gifts in Amy’s memory to New Hope Presbyterian Church, 80 N. Garfield Street, Coal City, IL 60416 or to Lightways Hospice of Joliet.
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Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City.