Janice (Gibbens) McGary, 81, of Aurora, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, after a short and courageous battle with leukemia. She was born on Dec. 31, 1930, in Hastings, Neb.
Jan, known lovingly as Nana, was a huge fan of the West Aurora Blackhawks, the Sandwich Indians and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Roy “Mac”/”Bumpa” McGary; two daughters, Maureen “Mo” (Bill) Faulkner of Montgomery, and Kathy (George) Reyes of Aurora; two sons, Mike McGary of Del Mar, Calif., and John (Suzy) McGary of Aurora; eight grandchildren, Marcie McCall, Stephanie (David) Fuentes and Jackie Reyes, Matt and Megan McGary, David, Scott and Chris McGary; one great-grandchild, Emma McCall; one brother, James (Jackie) Gibbens of Baker, La.; two sister-in-laws, Donna (Tom) Dwiggins of Batavia, and Rita (David) Berg of Greenfield, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Mary Guessfeld Conerly, and nephew, Jimmy Guessfeld.
She was preceded in death by a son, Joe McGary; a grandchild, Gina Reyes; her sister, Ann Alldredge; three nephews, Mike, Tom and David Guessfeld; and her parents, Florie and Joseph Forrest Gibbens.
Visitation was held on Sunday at The Healy Chapel in Sugar Grove. Funeral services were held on Monday at the funeral home. Interment took place at River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Arthritis Foundation or the American Cancer Society.
A special thanks to the care Janice received from the Provena Mercy Medical Center staff, as well as Cindy, Nikki and Gerri from Provena Hospice.
For further information, call (630) 466-1330 or visit www.healychapel.com to sign the online guestbook.