POLO — Lilah M. Gorzny, age 94, of Polo, died Sunday January 6, 2013 at Sterling Pavilion. She was born May 17, 1918 in Lyndon, IL the daughter of Clarence and Edna (Johnson) Sibley. Lilah graduated from Prophetstown High School in 1935. She married John H. Gorzny May 17, 1939 in Clinton, IA. He preceded her in death August 31, 2005. She had farmed with her husband for many years, and was famous for her angel food cakes and pickles. Lilah enjoyed bowling and playing pinochle. She was a member of St Mary Catholic Church in Polo, the St Mary Altar and Rosary Society, and the Polo Senior Center.
She was also preceded in death by a daughter Carol Jean Gorzny, sisters Margaret Elgin and Lillian Plumley and a brother Clarence Sibley Jr.
She is survived by children Janice Kuepker of Sterling, John (Dottie) Gorzny of Edwardsville, IL, Jerry (Nancy) Gorzny of Hamel, IL, Jolene (Donald) Kelly of Tampico, IL, Joel (Debra) Gorzny of Polo, and James (Sarah) Gorzny of Oregon; 13 grandchildren; Rodney (Sarah) Kuepker, Kyle (Jill) Kuepker, Jodi (Dustin) Thompson, Aubrey (John) Sanchez, Jamie (Angie) Gorzny, Jonathon (Erin) Gorzny, Michael (Jennifer) Kelly, Matthew (Corrin) Kelly, Jacqueline Gorzny, Joshua Gorzny, Jordan (Beth Bohms) Gorzny, Olivia Gorzny, Cade Gorzny; 3 step-grandchildren Lainie (Perry) Zach, Pam (Reuben) Stoddard, and Mark Stoddard; 15 great grandchildren; 7 step-great grandchildren; 1 sister Emma Vervaecke of Morrison; 1 sister-in-law Frances Scudder of Sterling.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in St Mary Catholic Church in Polo with the Rev Louis Tosto, officiating. Burial followed in St Mary Cemetery in Polo. Visitation was held on Wednesday, January 9, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. in the Jones Funeral Home in Dixon with the Rosary recited at 7:30 p.m. and also on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. in the church.
A memorial has been established to the St. Mary Altar and Rosary Society. Condolences may be sent online at www.thejonesfh.com.