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Irene F. Yarwood

October 17, 1941 — March 28, 2020

Due to the current pandemic, funeral arrangements for Irene “Penny” (Rover) Yarwood, age 78, will be made at a later date.

Penny was born October 17, 1941 in Chicago, IL, to Edmond and Irene (Giroux) Rover. She peacefully passed away at home on Saturday, March 28, 2020. She was a resident of St. Joseph’s Home for the Elderly in Palatine, IL.

Penny is survived by her large, loving family. She was the mother of Jeanine (Rich) Nichols, Laurie (Jeff) Binder, Brian (Sue) Yarwood, Craig (Erin) Yarwood, Sandy Yarwood, Scott (Lisa) Yarwood. She was adored by her grandchildren; Keith (Abi), Drew Nichols; Kyle (Chloe), Jaime, Jenna Binder; Brianna (Drew) Cochrum, Jacob (Riannon) Yarwood; Brendan, Riley, Delaney Yarwood; Samantha, Sabrina, Matthew Tognocchi; Payton, Quincey Yarwood. She had one great-grandchild, Reese (Jenna) Ford. She is survived by her former spouse, Gary Yarwood.

She was a graduate of St. Edward’s High School in Elgin, IL.

Penny was very involved with St. Hubert’s Catholic Church and their Cursillo community, in Hoffman Estates, IL. She was an avid reader and knitter. It was her pleasure to make afghans for all of her children and grand-children.

Penny was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters; Carol Cuddy, Nancy Mauriello, June McCann and their brother, Murray Rover. She had many nieces and nephews.

In Penny’s name, memorial donations may be made to The Little Sisters of the Poor C/O The St. Joseph for the Elderly 80 W. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, IL 60067

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