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2:07 am CDT June 2, 2019

Carolyn Biskey

Carolyn M. Biskey, age 86, went to her permanent home on April 24, 2019, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi, surrounded by loving family and God. She was born in Highland Park, Illinois, on August 23, 1932, to Arthur Victor and Erna Emma Krase Esp. She was the little sister of the late Arthur E. Esp and Robert J. Esp of Sugar Grove, Illinois. Carolyn held a variety of jobs during her lifetime, but her favorite was being a full-time mother and grandmother. She had five children, Joanne Barnes, the late Kathleen Carlino, Ralph A. Baker, Ricky Baker, and Wendy Biastock. She is survived by her grandchildren, Jennifer Mormelo, Victoria Carlino, James Carlino, Jr., Christopher Barnes, Matthew Barnes, Kimberly Williams, Kenneth Mueller, Kevin Mueller, Erica Parker, and Jordan Baker; great-grandchildren, Shannon, Lara, and Ethan Mormelo, Kristopher and Michael Carlino-Carlson, Brooklyn, Sydney, and Carissa Barnes, Viktor and Selma Barnes, Emma Williams, Gairett and Zachary Mueller, Valerie Mueller, and Austin Baker; great-great-grandchild, Kylie Rose Jenkins. Carolyn was married to the late Ralph R. Baker and the late Edward Biskey. She attended St. Bede’s Catholic Church faithfully on Saturday afternoons. Carolyn enjoyed her family, friends, the dog track, and fresh eggs. She was a good cook known for her pineapple upside down cake, chocolate chip cookies, fried green tomatoes, baked macaroni, and pizza. Carolyn enjoyed driving electric carts while browsing at stores and tending her chicken coop and watching The Big Bang Theory. She would dress up for trips to Tupelo for lunch and shopping. An occasional trip to a Tunica casino was a welcome treat. Two trips to Scottsale, Arizona, to see her son, Ralph, with children and grandchildren, were highlights of her later years. She was truly blessed and loved and is missed by all who knew her.

Theresa Zanotti

Theresa was born on September 17, 1927 and passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019. She was a resident of Highwood, Illinois at the time of passing.

Mary Jane Klemp

Mary Jane Klemp passed peacefully at her home in Highland Park, IL at the age of 90. She was the loving mother of Mathias, Sally Puccio, Terry Bosko, Sheila Hunt, and Joe; devoted grandmother of Peter Puccio, Zachary Klemp, Nicholas Puccio, Allison Hunt, Rich Bosko, Katie Reese, Samantha Hunt, Rebecca Bosko, Michael Puccio, Amanda Hunt, Steven Bosko, Roger Hunt, Abbie Bosko, Bethany Klemp, and Mathias Klemp; beloved great-grandmother of Mavis Reese; preceded in death by her beloved husband, Mathias Klemp and her cherished siblings Jerome, Harold, Willard, Ralph, Geraldine, Virginia, and Reta. 

Mary Jane grew up in Rogers Park. She was a nurse in Chicago and San Francisco. She loved to shop for her grandchildren at Marshall Fields. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. For info or directions please contact Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home at 847-831-4260.

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