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Valerie D. Middleton - 67

8/29/1952 - 10/27/2019

University Park, Illinois

Valerie D. Middleton nee Green. Age 67. Longtime University Park resident. Born in Peoria, Illinois. Graduate of Richwoods High School Class of 1970, Illinois Central College Class of 1972 and Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Development at Illinois State University Class of 1974. Retired after 20 years as School Secretary at St Liborius Catholic Grammar School. Longtime Concession stand volunteer at Marian Catholic High School. Wife for 45 years of Drew Middleton. Mother of Erick (Brandi), Roderick (Ashley), Cedrick and Derrick Middleton. Grandma of Erick “E.J.” Middleton. Daughter of Dorothy nee Davis and the late James Green. Sister of G. Cheryl Lyons. Aunt and friend of many. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Sunday November 3rd from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Lying in state Monday November 4th at Dixmoor Community Church, 14400 Marshfield Ave, Dixmoor, Illinois from 10:00 AM until time of Funeral Service 11:00 AM. Burial Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Valerie’s name to Marian Catholic High School Spartan 300 Club, 700 Ashland Avenue, Chicago Heights, IL, 60411 would be appreciated by the Middleton family. For further service info 708-481-9230 and


  • Sr. Kathleen Anne Tait

    on 11/01/19

    Val was one of my favorite people when I was at Marian Catholic ... her gentle, warm disposition always brought out the best in others.   Please be assured of my prayers for you and your family and those of the Dominican Sisters.

  • Okemah Nicole Barnett

    on 11/03/19

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Know that the Barnett's love you all

  • Theresa Phillips

    on 11/03/19

    Dear Family: our prayers go out to you all for the loss of your love one. I worked on the mother's club with Mrs Middleton years ago. May the peace of gods word sustain you family through this challenging time. Peace. Theresa Phillips
  • Donna Thompson

    on 11/04/19

    Dear Drew, Erick, Rodrick, Cedrick, and Derrick, As your mother and I sent each of our four children through elementary school together we laughed and cried over some of the same things. I enjoyed being on field trips with Val, being in classrooms together, reading the News Notes she created and spotting all of her personal notes hidden inside each News Note to her beloved family. I enjoyed working with Val at St. Liborius school, the common history we shared helped make the days joyful. Val was genuine. Eternal rest grant unto Val, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful rest in peace, Donna

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