Clare L. Deardorff, nee Greenwood, age 83, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on July 20th, 2020

CLARE L. DEARDORFF, nee Greenwood, age 83, of Lombard died March 17 at home.

Mrs. Deardorff is survived by her son, Stephen of Elk Grove Village, and her daughter, Therese M. (John “Jay”) Sayles of Downers Grove; and her granddog, “Wolfy”.

Mrs.  Deardorff is preceded in death by her brother, John (Barbara) and her sister, Sister Mary Janice Greenwood.

A Memorial Mass will be held October 10, 2020, at 10:30 AM at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1501 S. Main St., Lombard. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sacred Heart Convent of the Dominican Sisters of Springfield Illinois, 1237 W Monroe St, Springfield, IL 62704, would be appreciated.

Mrs. Deardorff was a resident of Lombard since 1963.  She was a graduate of the College of St. Francis.

Mrs. Deardorff had retired after 25 years as an Administrative Assistant for Tel Assist.

An avid Bingo player, Mrs. Deardorff had also played piano for the Lilac Town Seniors as well as the Rising Stars Theater Company.  She had also taught piano.

Mrs. Deardorff was an active member of Christ the King Church and was formerly active at St. Pius X Church.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.  888-629-0094.



9 Comments so far ↓

  1. Donna Goetz says:

    Clare was an excellent pianist with a good sense of humor. Our Lilac Senior Chorus misses her very much. She has a strong faith and undoubtedly is watching over us from heaven.

  2. Jeanne McNamara says:

    I will miss my dear friend. Clare was such a sweet person, always a smile on her face with a willingness to help whomever she could. The Lilac Senior is going to miss you. Rest in peace in God’s loving hands.

  3. Val aStroud says:

    CLaire was so very special to me
    The hours we spent doing rehearsals for the Risings Stars Theatre Co. were so much fun. Playing the piano, she knew what I was going to do before I did and she always complimented me on my work. I am so thankful I was able to talk with her last November. She will be greatly missed.

  4. Bill & Pat Witt says:

    We knew Claire from Collen Court Condominiums where she resides. She was a warm loving person with a beautiful smile.
    So glad we had the pleasure of knowing her.
    May she Rest In Peace.
    Prayers for her & her family!

  5. Marie Taylor says:

    I will miss my piano lesson days with Clare, my friend and teacher. I will cherish the happy memories of our time together. I am forever grateful to you, Clare, for bringing music back into my life. Peace be with you, Clare.
    Love, Marie

  6. Linda Borgstrom says:

    Clare was such a kind person to me. She always had encouraging words to all of us at the Senior Chorus. Her absence has left a big gap in our group and in our hearts.

  7. Geralynn Hoffmann says:

    Clare was a fabulous piano teacher and a great friend. I am so very sorry I did not deliver her Christmas present in a timely manner. I want to give it to Therese who took such good care of her until she entered Heaven to be reunited with her parents and brother and sister.

    My sincere condolences are with Stephen, Therese and Jay.

    Please let me know when services are able to be held.

  8. Donna Raymond says:

    Oh Clare I miss you already! We had so much fun at my Wednesday lessons. You are one of a kind! An excellent pianist, patient teacher and loving person! Rest well dear friend and tell Sister Janice hello.

  9. Mary S says:

    I knew Clare decades ago when I worked with her at the answer service. She truly was one of the few bright spots in that place. So much so that I still thought of her from time to time. I have moved out of state recently and had thought about looking her up before I left, but didn’t know if she would have been comfortable with that. Now I wish I would have. RIP Clare, I’ll see you again someday. Well done on your life and attitude. God will reward you greatly.

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