Oehler Funeral Home


Judy Anne BURNS

December 5, 1951October 4, 2021

Judy Anne Burns, 69, of Mount Prospect, IL passed away unexpectedly on October 4, 2021. Judy was born on December 5, 1951 in Chicago, IL to Kenneth and Madeleine Ries. She was employed by Northeastern Illinois University where she spent her 35+ year career until retiring. After retirement, Judy worked as a before and after school crossing guard and as a sales associate at TJ Maxx, where she enjoyed her discount, as did her daughter- in- law. When not on her “corner”, or at TJ, Judy could be found spending time with her son and grandchildren, all of her friends, and vacationing in Florida. She was notorious for shopping, decorating her car, collecting rabbits, and her extensive collection of trinkets. Predeceased in death by her parents. Judy is survived by the light of her life, her son, Rich Clemmensen, his wife Laurisa(Ris), grandsons, Terryn, Duchene(Dutch), Seguin(Seg), and granddaughter Adilade(Adi), her sisters, Carey Ries and Shirley Gilday and their families, and numerous special friends. Judy always had a smile on her face and radiated joy to everyone she would meet. She was such a fantastic, fun woman and will be so incredibly missed. A memorial celebration of life for Judy is planned for Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 11-3pm with visitation from 11-2, and remembrance at 2pm at Oehler Funeral Home: 2099 Miner St. Des Plaines, IL 60016.Flowers and memorial contributions in Judy's name to PAWS Chicago and St. Jude Research hospital Chicago are equally welcome.


13 November

Memorial Visitation

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Oehler Funeral Home

2099 Miner Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016


Judy Anne BURNS

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Carol Cabrera-Gomez

October 27, 2021

Judy had such a good heart! She was one of the first friends I made when I came to NEIU. One of my favorite memories is when I had a few friends over to my house one evening. I had moved after a divorce and had a lot of hand me downs including the couch. Judy sat down and the couch "broke". She was so upset but I showed her the "legs" of the couch were just bricks that had shifted and fallen so no big deal. We all laughed and I never forgot that. She would bring clothes from work for me to try on and pay if I liked them. I still have so many items she handpicked for me! We lost touch after I remarried, retired and moved and yet there was Judy when my daughter passed away and there was Judy when my husband passed away. If I am sure of anything it is that God is rewarding her for that good heart!

Karen Kuh-Ociepka

October 22, 2021

Judy was an amazing friend who would be the first to get people together for a good time!! Always enjoying what life had to offer!!
Despite having endured many struggles in her life, she was a ray of sunshine for everyone. I will miss my wonderful friend!! May she rest in peace!!

Nichole (Skocz) Gruenes

October 18, 2021

I grew up some across the street from you, you were So Sweet! Grumpy and Mimi were the Best. I loved when we all got together, Richie and I watching night rider and Hawaii 5o, your Saint Bernard's and good food. The Best running back into Rich in Rockford after all these years....The Chances of that just Crazy....Life has its Reasons. Judy you Are an Amazing Lady and you Will be Greatly missed. ❤ Little Nicki

Patti Grabowski

October 17, 2021

Judy was so full of life and shared the best of times with me. Her laugh and smile will always give me happy memories of her.
She was a super wonderful friend and we shared some great times together.
May she rest in peace