Marie S. Lannon

February 22, 1915 ~ May 5, 2018 (age 103)

Marie S. Lannon, age 103, passed away on May 5, 2018. Marie was born in Chicago, February 22, 1915, to John Patrick and Margaret (McKelvey) Clarke. Marie was the loving wife of Jack Lannon, who preceded her in death.  Marie and Jack moved to Glen Ellyn in 1953 where they raised their family and loved the town and St. Petronille parish communities.  They had four children: Margaret M. (Robert) King of Glen Ellyn; Carole M. (Jonathan Butters) Lannon MD MPH of Chapel Hill, NC; Philip J. (Kathleen) Lannon of Arlington Heights, IL; and Robert A. (Elizabeth Kaveny) Lannon of River Forest, IL.; 14  grandchildren, John King (Karla); Colleen (Erik) Jackson; Beth (Steven) Forstneger; Heather (Chris) Brockway; Ryan (Stacie), Maggie, Molly and Kevin Lannon; Sarah and Susannah Butters; and Jack, Alexis, Kathleen, and Meredith Lannon; 10 great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces and nephews.  Marie’s first husband, Bernard Hyland, and her two brothers, Jack and Jim, also preceded her in death. Marie loved being a wife, mother, friend, and neighbor.  She will be remembered for her generous heart, warm manner, and kind disposition.  She was loved by all who knew her.  The family is grateful to Dee, Sandra, Peggy Cassey, and VITAS hospice for their care and support, especially in the last few months. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 14th, 2018 from 3-9 PM at Leonard Memorial Funeral Home, 565 Duane Street, Glen Ellyn. Funeral Mass will be held the following day, 10 AM at St. Petronille Catholic Church, 420 Glenwood Ave, Glen Ellyn. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Marie Lannon’s name to: National Multiple Sclerosis Society Greater Illinois Chapter, 525 West Monroe Suite 1510, Chicago, IL 60661 (https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/MAM/Donate) . For more information please call 630-469-0032.


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