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Juana "Janie" Garcia - 92

2/11/1928 - 11/29/2020

Chicago Heights, Illinois

Juana O. “Janie” Garcia nee Olivarez. Age 92. Longtime Chicago Heights resident, formerly of Corpus Christi, Texas. Worked at Chicago Heights Migrant Counsel for 10 years and CEDA. Was a past active member at Respond Now. Wife for 31 years of the late Raul Garcia. Mother of Anna (Michael) Hoffman, Norma (Pepi) Pepin, Alicia (John) Gavin and foster daughter Julie (Rob) Gowens. Grandmother of Joanna (Louie) Bentivenga, Joe (Shannon) Flores, Melissa Jaramillo, Christopher (Meredith) Jaramillo, Christina Gavin, Matthew Gavin, Sonia (Fidel) Salinas and Anthony Martinez. Great grandmother of Ryan and Zachary Bentivenga, Joseph, Korrine, and Mia Flores, Carmella and Benjamin Jaramillo, Fidel Jr and Eliza Salinas. Daughter of the late Rebecca nee Garza and Inez Olivarez. Sister of Leonor Olivarez, Isabel (late Robert) Gayton, Dan Olivarez, Inez Olivarez Jr, Rebecca (Tom) Anderlik, Virginia (Tony) Sandoval, Lucy (Dominic) DeMatteo and the late Gilbert (Gume) Olivarez, Mary Elena Olivarez and Angela (late Robert) Gayton. Dear aunt to many nieces and nephews. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th St (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Friday December 4, 2020 from 10:00 am to 12:00 PM. Private burial. Due to the pandemic, 10 people at time during the vistitation, masks must be worn and social distancing when inside the funeral home.  Info 708-481-9230 and  

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