LaVerne Kelly

DWIGHT—LaVerne Kelly, 92, of Dwight, IL, passed away Friday, March 2, 2018 in Joliet, IL surrounded by her family.
LaVerne was born Oct. 30, 1925 in Coal City,  a daughter of William and Laura (Pierard) Swanson. She married Leo “Fritz” Kelly on July 27, 1946 in Coal City. He preceded her in death in 1999.
LaVerne was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. One of her greatest loves was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by daughters: Linda (Mike) Ahern, of Dwight; Kay (Tom) Gerth, of Chatsworth; Laurie (Craig) Shelly, of Morris; Patti (Pat) Huffman, of Dwight; sons, Keith (Joleen) Kelly, of Mazon; Robert (Patricia) Kelly and Rick (Bonnie) Kelly, all of Dwight; sisters, Avis Brancato and Naomi (Gene) Bianchetta, both of Coal City; sisters-in-law, Marie Swanson, of Coal City and Millie Hoegger, of Odell; 21 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, with one on the way and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers, William and Ernest Swanson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dwight with Father Chris Haake officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of services on Tuesday at the church. Burial will follow services at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dwight.  
Memorial contributions may be made to Joliet Area Hospice Home, St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Dwight or the charity of the donor's choice.  This obituary may be viewed and condolences sent to the family at
Hager Memorial Home in Dwight is in charge of arrangements.