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Esther Rae Velmont

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Esther Rae “Boots” Velmont, 68, Harvard, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at the Hospice of Northeastern Illinois Inpatient Care Unit in Woodstock.

She was born May 21, 1944, in Chicago to Bill and Mary Roemer. 

She was an owner of T&E Cleaning Service as well as Tom’s Small Engine Repair in Hebron. She loved children and enjoyed helping people in need. She also enjoyed gardening and doing puzzles. She will by greatly missed my her loving family and many friends.

Survivors include her loving husband of 39 years, Tom Velmont; eight children, Jeffery Velmont, Mike (Michel) Velmont, David (Sarah) Velmont, Richard (Cindy) Torkelson, Less (Roxy) Rosing, Lee (Sue) Rosing, Carmon Parrelli and Tony (Jennie) Marotta; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 126 foster children; and five sisters, Lorri, Ruth, Jane, Linda and Susan.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

Visitation was Nov. 19 and 20 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. The funeral was Nov. 20 at the funeral home. Burial was at Linn-Hebron Cemetery, Hebron.

Memorials can be sent to the family for designation at a later date.

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