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Lillian "Lil" Cairns

Obituary for Lillian "Lil" Cairns

January 31, 1926 - October 21, 2018
McHenry, Illinois | Age 92

Loving Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother


Lillian "Lil" Cairns, age 92, of McHenry, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 21, 2018, at JourneyCare Barrington. She was born January 31, 1926, to the late John and Severina (nee Marianetti) Unti, in Woodstock.
Lillian worked at Autolite in Woodstock before getting married. Following her marriage, Lillian went to work at McHenry State Bank for 34 years, retiring in 1987, to spend more time with her grandchildren. During her retirement years, Lillian worked as the McHenry City Treasurer from 1990-1997. She was a very active member of her community and her church, St. Patrick's, where she was a member for most of her life. Lillian loved gardening and was a wonderful cook and especially loved cooking large meals for her family. Later in life, she was blessed with two great -granddaughters that she loved to spend time with.
She is survived by her loving daughter: Lynda Becker; dear granddaughters: Nicole Olson and Jenna (Christopher) Taylor; cherished great-grandchildren: Sydney and Madelyn Olson. She is further survived by many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Harry and Geno Unti and sister-in-law, Lucille Unti.
Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018, at 11am at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 3500 W Washington, McHenry. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Lillian's name may be made to JourneyCare, 405 Lake Zurich Rd, Barrington, IL 60010, or the American Cancer Society, 1801 S. Meyers Road Ste. 100, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.
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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • JourneyCare
    405 Lake Zurich Rd
    Barrington, IL 60010
  • American Cancer Society
    1801 S. Meyers Road, Suite 100
    Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
  • American Cancer Society
    1801 S. Meyers Road, Suite 100
    Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

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McHenry, IL 60050
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