Suzanne V Javers

Born May 15, 1915

Suzanne Veronica Javers, 97, of Normal, formerly of Chicago and Clearwater, FL, passed away at 6:34am, Friday, February 1, 2013 at Heritage Health, Bloomington.

Suzanne was born May 15, 1915 in Chicago to Stanislaus and Marianna Wizhowska Luczak. She married Julian J. Javers June 5, 1937 in Chicago. He passed away January 5, 1971.

Surviving are 2 daughters, Diana (Robert) Nielsen, and Alyce (Pete) Riddle of Heyworth, IL; 6 grandchildren, Gregory (Angela) Nielsen, Eric Nielsen, Rosemary (Erik) Beall, Peter (Tricia) Nielsen, David (Kelli) Nielsen, and Tiffany Riddle; 11 great-grandchildren, Ashlyn, Lauren, Benjamin, Megan, Sophia, Sophia Rose, Alexander, Nicholas, AJ, Audrey, and Pete; 1 sister, Helen Savickas of Midlothian, VA.

Also preceding her in death are her parents; brother, Chester; infant granddaughter, Ingrid Nielsen, and a long time companion Angelo “Dutchy” Marciano.

Celebration of life mass will be held at 3pm February 16, 2013 at Christ the King Episcopal Church, Normal, with Father Desmond Francis officiating. Visitation will be held from 2-3pm, prior to the celebration mass. Inurnment will be at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Calumet City, IL, at a later date. East Lawn funeral home is assisting the family. Condolences or memories may shared at www.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Episcopal Church or the Humane Society of Central Illinois. Suzanne was raised in Chicago and graduated from Bowen High School. She worked at the 1933-34 Chicago World’s Fair as an Armour Girl, demonstrating their products. She held other positions at the Richie Box Co. and Solo Cup Co. before working for People’s Energy until her retirement in 1980. Upon her retirement she moved to Clearwater, FL until she came to Normal in 2008. She was very sociable and enjoyed being a member of the Dolton, IL Dorchester Club and Elks Lodge, where she served as treasurer; as well as the Red Hat Ladies, and the Scottish Club of Dunedin, FL. Most of all, she was very passionate about ballroom dancing.



  • Celebration of Life Mass Saturday, February 16, 2013
  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, February 16, 2013


  • Inurnment

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Rose Theison

February 8, 2013

To Alyce, Pete and family,

I had the pleasure of knowing Suzie through Red Hats. She came to almost every luncheon with Alyce. She was a delightful person to be seated next to because she was always upbeat, had a very witty personality and made us laugh with her wry observations. In spite of her aging body she had a determination to keep going, with Alyces help and I had a great admiration for both Suzy and also Alyce, who took such excellent care of Suzy. I know Alyce gave Suzy a better life, in her final years, because of her care for Suzy. I will miss Suzy , with the twinkle in her eyes and her wry , witty observations. God bless Alyce, Pete and family at this time.

Grace & Yolanda Marciano

February 4, 2013

Deepest condolences to Suzy's family, Diana and Robert, Alyce and Pete, grandchildfren and great-grandchildren, sister Helen and her friends who have also suffered a deep loss.

Farewll to a lovely lady who brought much joy and sunshine into many lives.
Our lives have been enriched through our having known her.
Whatever life sent her, be it good or bad, she faced it and moved on with her life, always with a cheerful smile.

She was a great example to us in how she handled her life and has left a legacy of precious memories, which will keep her always with us in our hearts.
Rest in peace Suzy and be with God and all your loved one who were waiting
to greet you.

Loving thoughts and prayers to you and yours.

Grace and Yolanda Marciano

Luella Skopak

February 4, 2013

Alice and Pete
You both were a blessing to your mom. You stood by her side and were there until she went to heaven. I'm sure she will be missed and my prayers are with you and the rest of the family.

mike & Judy Christopher

February 4, 2013

Alyce and Pete- our thoughts and prayers are with you. Suzie was a great example of how to live life.

Mary and John Sipich

February 4, 2013

Alyce and Pete - Our prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. May you feel the comfort of God's loving arms around you and your family. God Bless.

Rich & Janet Schroeder

February 3, 2013

We loved Suzie! When my mother moved in Blair House, she was so kind to have Mom sit at her table. We also are ballroom dancers so had to visit about our weekly lessons and we knew she loved to tango and missed it so! Now she is really free to tango!

Janet Hoffman

February 2, 2013

Alyce, Pete, Rosemary, and Tiffany,
I am sorry for your loss and send my thoughts and prayers to all of you. I will always remember Suzy as being full of so much energy and joy and sharing that with all of us privileged to know her. She also had wonderful sense of humor and was young in spirit to the very end. She will be missed!

Carolyn Hodgkins

February 2, 2013

Dear Alyce, Pete and Family -- God's blessings and peace with you at this time of sadness in saying goodbye to your dear mother. She was a joy to us all - just as you are. Carolyn & Charles Hodgkins

Diane Stephens

February 2, 2013

Dear Alyce, Pete and Family: May the beautiful memories of such a warm and loving woman comfort you and bring you peace. Diane, Steve and Family

Marti Russell

February 2, 2013

I am sending my thoughts and prayers to Suzy's family and friends
Suzy was one of the joys that came into my life five years ago, when I moved here and joined Red Hats. I loved the kind and loving interaction between Alyce and her when we got together monthly for Red Hats. She was so enjoyable to be around, and I loved to see the twinkle in her eye. I remember the smile when she was showing us her new license plate for her walker, which was the last time I saw her.
She will be missed.