Lenita ‘Lee’ Muto
Lenita “Lee” Muto, 74, Woodstock, died on her birthday, Oct. 26, 2016, at her home.
She was born to Leonard and Rita (Collins) Stivers in Niagra Falls.
She spent a lifetime in the antique business and 19 years ago she moved to Woodstock to build her dream home and business, The Colonial Antique Mall. Her real love was refinishing and restoring antiques to their original glory. Her passion for the look and feel of real wood, especially oak, has created antiques that live in thousands of people’s homes.
She has been a member of the Woodstock Moose Lodge, which supports and provides education to underprivileged children. She loved going with other members and friends to the Moose’s Friday night fish fry as often as she could, which was one way to contribute to the fund. She held a special place in her heart for woman and children who needed a helping hand.
Other passions included gardening, decorating and cooking for friends and family.
Survivors include three children, Al (Tammy), Kathleen and Michael (Leslie); five grandchildren, Griffin, Catalina, Justus, Mark (Kim) Fletcher, and Ryan Fletcher; three great-grandchildren, Noah and Benjamin Fletcher, and Reagan Cuskelly; and four siblings, Terry, Tom, Cindy and Lori.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Leonard Stivers; a sister, Elizabeth Nelson; and grandson, Eric Fletcher.
A Celebration of Life was held Nov. 3 at the Moose Lodge Family Center, Woodstock.
A tax deductible memorial contribution can be made to Moose Charities earmarked for Mooseheart Children’s Education Fund, 406 Clay St., Woodstock, IL 60098; or to Home of the Sparrow – providing housing, shelter, supportive services and outreach and prevention to more than 500 homeless women and children – 4209 W Shamrock Lane, Unit B, McHenry, IL 60050.
Arrangements were made by Davenport Family Funeral Home, Crystal Lake.