Joanne E. Gehringer

Joanne E. Gehringer, 72, of Leland, Ill., formerly of Kaneville, passed away at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, DeKalb, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009.

She was born Dec. 11, 1936, the daughter of Alfred and Norma (Hanson) Maier in Aurora.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. A funeral to celebrate her life will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at Conley Funeral Home. Rev. Jason Turner, pastor of the Kaneville United Methodist Church, will officiate, and interment will follow at Jericho Cemetery, Sugar Grove.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name to benefit her favorite charities. Checks may be made to the “Joanne Gehringer Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com.