ROCHELLE — Lillie M. Capes, 80, of Rochelle, passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 at SwedishAmerican Hospital in Rockford, with her family by her side.
Lillie was born Aug. 25, 1937 to Dairel and Minnie (Edmison) Wilson in Four Mile Township. She married Reuben “Pete” Capes on April 9, 1955 in Rochelle.
Lillie enjoyed playing music and spending time with her family. Those who knew her called her “Dobro Lil” and considered her the best dobro guitar player in Northern Illinois.
Lillie is survived by her husband, Pete; her two daughters, Rhonda (Pete) O’Rorke and Christina Warner; five grandchildren, Brandi (Pat) McBride, Peter O’Rorke Jr., Amanda O’Rorke, Katie O’Rorke, and Jeffrey Warner; and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Gonzales, and brother, Glenn Johnson.
The visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. 6th St., Rochelle. The funeral service will follow the visitation at noon at the funeral home with Pastor Greg Hoffmann officiating. A private burial will follow at Trinity Memory Gardens in Rochelle.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church Charities “LCC.”
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