|Birth: ||Sep. 26, 1922|
|Death: ||May 5, 2001|
Everett A. Moffitt, 78, of Kaneville passed away at Delnor Community Hospital in Geneva, IL on May 5, 2001. Though his spirit never failed, his body did after suffering congestive heart failure for many years.
Everett was born on September 26, 1922 in Bradford, IL, the son of Allen and Maud (Taylor) Moffitt.
He grew up in Bradford and attended local schools. He graduated from Bradford High School in 1940. Following graduation, he worked several odd jobs in the area until he enlisted in the United States Army in 1944. Everett Served his country faithfully during World War II and fought valiantly in the Battle of the Bulge. After his discharge in 1946, he returned home to civilian life and followed his sweetheart, Debbie Farley to Kaneville, IL. Everett then worked for Dunbar-Kapple in Geneva and later for Bruce Meyers as a mechanic. He also was a hired hand for a local farmer in Kaneville for a time before working as a carpenter, a job which was near and dear to his heart.
Married within a year, Everett and Debbie were united in marriage on May 18, 1947 at the Kaneville United Methodist Church. They began their new life together in Kaneville in an upstairs apartment that belonged to Debbie's parents. He continued his beloved work as a carpenter and as their family grew, they moved several times in the area over the years, until settling in their present home which Everett built in 1963. It was here that he worked in his basement workshop and started on hundreds of projects from bird houses to making plans for building houses for his children. In 1984, he retired from a life of carpentry. He may have retired from his life's work, but never retired from what he loved to do. Everett's hands never stopped moving. He continued to work in his basement making memories that will last for years to come.
Everett was a member of the Carpenters Union, Aurora #916, the Kaneville United Methodist Church, the Loyal Order of the Moose, Aurora, Kaneville Fire Department, and the 500 Card Club for over 34 years with all member present until 2000.
Everett was a man of many loves. Ice fishing, cards, golf and playing softball were his favorite pastimes. Following the war, according to Everett, he played on the "best softball team in the world". He played with his team for a little under a year and traveled over many state lines to prove his point. In recent years he attended local softball games in which his children and grandchildren played. Everett always supported his children and grandchildren in many activities by attending every game or concert and helped them achieve their dreams, no matter where they lead them. He was a man who loved the outdoors and kept many gardens that would bloom with beautiful flowers and yield potatoes, corn and other foods every season. He was a great storyteller, and his stories and jokes were legendary in the surrounding area. Everett also was an avid Chicago Cub fan, who never missed an opportunity to see a game on the television, or listen on the radio. He was one of the few original Mr. Fix-its and knew how to fix just about anything. When he fixed things, he did it right the first time and was known as a meticulous man, though he worked in controlled chaos in his workshop. The last two projects which he completed came on the day that he had his heart attack. Everett finished two wren bird houses for his daughter Ronna. He will be remembered for many things, but his love of family stands above all others.
He leaves his loving wife, Debbie; three children, Ronna (Gary) Hemm of Janesville, WI, Rich (Linette) Moffitt and Tom (Cindy) Moffitt both of Kaneville, IL; nine grandchildren; a sister, Clara Beatty of Princeton, IL; several nieces and nephews, and a community of friends.
He joins now, his parents; three sisters, Mabel, Elsie and Blanch; and a brother, Glen.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 PM at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn on Tuesday, May 8, 2001.
A funeral service to celebrate his life will be held at Kaneville United Methodist Church on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Ric Magtanong officiating. Interment will follow at Kaneville Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Kaneville United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association in his name to P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL, 60119.
Allen E. Moffitt (1879 - 1963)
Maude M. Taylor Moffitt (1886 - 1979)
Debbie Mae Farley Moffitt (1925 - 2007)*
Blanche Moffitt Austin (1913 - 1948)*
Glenn N. Moffitt (1918 - 1986)*
Everett Allen Moffitt (1922 - 2001)
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Originally Created by: James Seidelman
Record added: May 07, 2001
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