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Fern L. Wren

July 25, 1925 — October 21, 2022

Coal City

Fern L. Wren

Age 97 of Coal City, Illinois passed away with family at her side on Friday morning, October 21, 2022 in Morris Hospital.

Born July 25, 1925 in Morris, Illinois, Fern was a daughter of Charles Alfred and Lavina Mae (Ashton) Gordon. She was raised and educated in Morris and on December 6, 1941, Fern married Francis Edwin Wren. Together they made a home and raised their six children.

A devoted wife and mother, nothing made Fern more proud than to become a grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She was a member of the Morris Women of the Moose, and will be remembered as an exceptional cook. Fern enjoyed playing bingo, working puzzles and gambling. She was a great euchre player; a fan of the Chicago Cubs, and could often be found watching the Gameshow Network.

Survivors include four children: Charles E., Sr. (Margaret) Wren of Braidwood, Gary L. Wren of Carbon Hill and Sherrie L. Hobbs and Richard A. (Joan) Wren, both of Coal City; daughter-in-law, Dena Wren of Coal City; (16) grandchildren: Stephanie, Stacy, Kimberly, Tammy, Julie, Carey, Sherry, Ronald Jr., Ryan, Jason, Justin, Dawn, Jeffery, Jillian, Brad and Kristin; numerous great and great-great grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Sanders of Coal City and numerous nieces and nephews.

Fern was preceded in death by her parents; husband Francis, Sr.; two sons and a daughter-in-law: Francis Jr. and Barb Wren and Ronald Wren; three grandchildren: Charles, Jr., Terri and Michele and five brothers: Russell, Leroy, Everett, Elmer and William.

Per Fern’s wishes, green flameless cremations rites have been accorded.

The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City on Thursday, October 27, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of memorial service, 12:00 noon. Inurnment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Morris, where Fern will be laid to rest with her late husband, Francis, Sr.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Fern’s memory to the Morris Hospital Foundation, 150 West High Street, Morris, Illinois 60450.

Family and friends are encouraged to log onto www.ReevesFuneral.com to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Fern’s memorial page online through social media.

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

To send flowers to the family in memory of Fern L. Wren, please visit our flower store.

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Memorial Visitation

Thursday, October 27, 2022

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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75 North Broadway, Coal City, IL 60416

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Memorial Service

Thursday, October 27, 2022

12:00 - 12:30 pm (Central time)

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75 North Broadway, Coal City, IL 60416

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Thursday, October 27, 2022

1:15 - 1:45 pm (Central time)

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