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Delores "Sis" Martis

May 14, 1934 — December 17, 2018

Delores "Sis" Martis

Delores “Sis” Martis

Age 84 of Coal City, passed away peacefully on Monday afternoon, December 17, 2018 at her home surrounded by family.

Born May 14, 1934, Delores Louise was a daughter of Banuchi J. "Red" and Irene (Gerin) Ulivi. She was raised in Coal City and graduated with the Coal City High School Class of 1951. On June 13, 1954, Sis married Robert Dale Martis in Assumption Catholic Church, and they made their home and raised their family in Coal City. Together, Sis along with her husband Bob took over the family business, Ulivi Bros. Furniture, which they operated until their retirement. Sis was also employed at Cumming Music Store, and after retirement, she continued to work as a secretary for the Coal City Area Club.

One who loved sports, along with Bob, Sis enjoyed golfing with friends. She was also a tremendous fan of Coal City sports, and was sure to never miss a game. No hobby however was greater to Sis than her family, which she cherished.

Survivors include her five children: Debbie (Shorty) Fatlan of Diamond and Allen (Lisa) Martis, Brian (Dawn) Martis, Cathy (Greg) Lyons and Carol (Terry) Halliday, all of Coal City; grandchildren: Amy (John) Kelly of Mazon, Missy (Scott) Kramer of Goose Lake, Brock Martis (Kristy) of Coal City, Ben (Felicia) Lyons of New Lenox, Jaime (Mike) Frazier and Jena Martis (Kyle), both of Diamond, and Luke Lyons (Nikki), Brittany Halliday, Emily Halliday and Maddie Halliday, all of Coal City; seven great grandchildren: Amelia, Tucker, Leo, Robert John "R.J.", Stellan, Vincent and Fitz, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Sis was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bob on July 26, 2018, and one brother, Donald (Dorothy) Ulivi.

The family will receive friends for a visitation at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 N. Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., and again on Thursday morning, December 20, 2018 at Assumption Catholic Church, 215 S. Kankakee Street in Coal City from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral services 11:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Reverend Robert Noesen presiding.

A memorial luncheon will be held at the conclusion of the the services, and burial will follow in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood at 2:30 p.m.

Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be: Brock Martis, Ben Lyons, Luke Lyons, John Kelly, Scott Kramer and Kyle Nowicki.

Preferred memorials may be made to The Coal City Unit #1 Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 177, Coal City, IL 60416.

The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to Colleen with Candlelight Home Healthcare, Sis’ caregivers, Lisa and Heather, and Joliet Area Community Hospice. Your kindness and care will forever be remembered.

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Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. (815-634-2125)

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