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Loretta Tulley

November 6, 1930 — December 8, 2019

Loretta Tulley

Loretta M. Tulley

Age 89 of Wilton Township, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 8, 2019 in Summit Place of Beaufort, South Carolina, where she was residing near her daughter and son-in-law, Colleen and Brad Dralle.

Born November 6, 1930 in Florence Township, Loretta was a daughter of Michael F. and Margaret G. (Nugent) Doyle. She was raised and educated in Manhattan and went on to graduate from Peotone High School with the Class of 1948. On February 13, 1954, Loretta married Harold F. Tulley in St. Patrick Catholic Church in Wilton Center, and together they made their home and raised their family in Florence Township. She was employed with the Will County Clerk’s Office from where she retired from in 2000, and she maintained to be a member of St. Patrick Parish in Wilton Center. In her free time, Loretta had a love of reading, enjoyed sewing, and took pleasure in canning her fresh fruits and vegetables. She will most be remembered for her love of spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Survivors include her five children: Colleen (Brad) Dralle of Beaufort, SC, Karen Bettenhausen of Peotone, Robert Tulley (Pamela Coleantonio) of Wilmington, Cathleen Schaeffer (Dale Ball) of Manteno and Rita (David) Beata of Western Springs; nine grandchildren: Kelly (Andrew) Necker of Houston, TX, Brian (Jocelyn) Dralle of Roswell, GA, Erin (Nick) Ragle of Asheville, NC, Maureen (Jordan) Broggi of Marietta, GA, Kurt Dralle of Beaufort, SC, Cheyenne Tulley of Fort Collins, CO, Caitlin Schaeffer and Megan Schaeffer, both of Chicago and Connor Beata of Western Springs; (16) great grandchildren; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Donald and Joan Tulley of Wilmington and numerous nieces and nephews.

Loretta was preceded in death by her parents; husband Harold F. Tulley; one son, Patrick J. Tulley; brothers, Mike, Tom and Donald Doyle, and sisters: Florence Delaney, Mary Glenney and Ruth Harrell, and one great granddaughter, Jane Broggi.

The family will receive friends for a visitation at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 14936 West Wilmington-Peotone Road in Wilton Center on Tuesday morning, December 17, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of funeral service 12:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Reverend Sebastian Gargol presiding. Burial will follow in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, where Loretta will be laid to rest with her late husband, Harold. Pallbearers will be: Robert Tulley, Brad Dralle, Steve Bettenhausen, David Beata, Brian Dralle and Kurt Dralle.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Loretta’s memory to: Agape Hospice Care Center, 1800 Paris, Ave., Port Royal, SC 29935 or to Alzheimer’s Family Services, 1111-B Bay Street, Beaufort, SC 29902

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Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

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