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Tammy Sue Francisco

July 3, 1963 — January 26, 2024

Coal City

Tammy Sue Francisco

Age 60 and a lifelong resident of Coal City, Illinois died Friday, January 26, 2024 at Morris Hospital, following a valiant enduring battle with Marfan Syndrome.

Born July 3, 1963, in Joliet, Illinois, Tammy Sue is the daughter of Carol Morin (nee Phillips) of Coal City and the late Leonard “Swede” Onsen. She grew up in Coal City and graduated from Coal City High School in 1981. She was a devoted mother to her son Tony, and in addition cared about her nephews Tiger and Cody. She owned a daycare business out of her home, and later joined the Coal City School District where she worked in the high school cafeteria. Tammy actively participated in the community and took great pleasure in supporting Coal City sports and school activities. With a passion for photography and drawing, she showcased her creative talents. Furthermore, Tammy was known for her exceptional cooking skills.

Tammy possessed an incredible capacity for love and displayed immense kindness throughout her life. She was blessed with countless friends who cherished her warm-hearted nature. Above all, Tammy held her family dear to her heart. Let us not forget Piper, her faithful canine companion.

Survivors include her mother and best friend, Carol Morin; one son and his fiancé Anthony (Rose) Francisco of Elmwood Park, Illinois; her brother and sister-in-law, Lenny and Carrie Onsen of Coal City; two nephews, Tiger (Jen) Onsen and Cody Onsen; one great nephew, Griffin, and aunts and uncles: Mary (the late John) Manietta, William “Billy” Onsen (Dee Perona), Karen (Tommy) Summers, Betty (the late Raymond) Onsen and Pat (the late James) Onsen.

Tammy was preceded in death by her father who passed when she was 12; grandparents: Ervin and Jenny Phillips and Harold Onsen and Anna Benge; her stepfather, Ronald Morin; aunts and uncles: Marilyn (Gerald) Krell, Joan Shumacher, Jerry Lee Onsen, Faye Legg, Betty Lou Vandygriff, Wayne (Dorothy) Onsen, Richard Onsen and David (Kathy) Onsen and cousins: Lori Grosvenor, Tiger Krell and Annette Onsen.

Per Tammy’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded.

The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation at First Baptist Church of Coal City, 4470 East Illinois Route 113, (one mile west of Coal City High School) on Saturday, February 3, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. until time of memorial service 12:00 p.m. Pastor Sam Payne will officiate.

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

Cremation services have been made under the direction and care of Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Homes and Crematory. (815/634-2125)

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Tammy Sue Francisco, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Memorial Visitation

Saturday, February 3, 2024

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

First Baptist Church of Coal City

4470 E. Route 113, Mazon, IL 60444

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Memorial Service

Saturday, February 3, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

First Baptist Church of Coal City

4470 E. Route 113, Mazon, IL 60444

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