WILMETTE, IL —
Merilyn Jove (nee Wendt) passed away in her sleep at Presbyterian Homes on January 3, 2013, at the age of 85. Born and raised in Niagara Falls, NY, "Marlie" graduated from Northwestern University in 1949. A resident of Wilmette, IL for over 50 years, she was an active member of the Wilmette Women's Club and Wilmette Lutheran Church. She was an avid bridge player and passed on a love of reading and history to her children.
Beloved wife of the late Robert Jove; loving mother of Thomas Jove, Virginia (Tom) Neuckranz, Margaret, M.D. (James) Provenza, Daniel (Kazuyo, and the late Masumi) Jove, and the late Andrew Jove; proud grandmother of Kristin (Tim) Alacala, Laura Neuckranz and the late Erika Neuckranz; Hannah and Christian Provenza; Melissa, Woodward, Forrest and Mizuki Jove; dear sister of Winifred (Sid) Walton and Virginia (the late Donald) McKenzie.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3637 Golf Road, Evanston, IL 60203 (www.trinityevanston.org) with a reception following. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Erika's Lighthouse, P.O. Box 616, Winnetka, IL 60093; or Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, 1001 E. Touhy Ave., Suite 50, Des Plaines, IL 60018.
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