Kristine Renae Cilella

–  03/28/2014


 Kristine Renae Cilella 51, passed away at home in Wheaton , Illinois March 28, 2014. Kris was born in Peoria, IL October 11, 1962, her mother’s 22nd birthday. Her attention to detail and great artistic flair shined in her childhood artwork, her needlework creations and the style in which she dressed. Friends from her schooling and growing up years in Indiana, Wisconsin and Minnesota will miss her dearly. In her youth she waitressed and for a short time did construction work but eventually became an avid, self-educated amateur antiques collector admired by many for her knowledge of antique silver and jewelry. Kris’ ability to barter and bargain hunt became legendary. Kris will be remembered for her kind and generous spirit , but mostly for the unequaled love and pride she had for her children, Rocco, Alexandra and Rachel and Rachel’s daughter Morgan.

She is survived by her devoted husband Rocco C. Cilella, her adoring son Rocco A. and loving daughter Alexandra R. of Wheaton, her cherished daughter Rachel A. Drummond and adored granddaughter Morgan Drummond of Washington State, her mother and stepfather Marymae and Allan Meyer of Lombard, her brother Kendall R. Challenger of Richfield, MN and many beloved nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Visitation on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Steuerle  Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Avenue, Villa Park, IL. Funeral Service Wednesday, April 2, 2014 , 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Cremation to follow and private interment will take place later. For additional information please call 630-832-4161.                                     



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