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Sadie Christine Echols

October 15, 1920 - March 13, 2017

Sadie Christine Echols (nee Monegan), age 96, a resident of Romeoville, IL, formerly of Chicago and the South Suburbs, passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017 at Edward Hospital in Naperville, IL. She was born October 15, 1920 in Meridian, MS.

She is survived by: 

* Her sister, Annie Ruth Brown, and three brothers and two of their beloved wives: James Monegan, Fletcher Monegan and wife Betty, and Thessalonia Monegan and wife Debra;  

* Her six children: Jacqueline O’Donnell and husband Kenneth of Bolingbrook IL, Carolyn Holliman, of  Romeoville IL, James Miller and wife Charlotte of Markham IL, Oliver Miller of Los Angeles CA, and Bryndal Hill and Louvenia Henderson of Round Rock, TX; 

* Her three awesome grandchildren, Aaron Holliman, Lacynda Hill, J.D., and Danielle Hill, D.V.M. Words cannot fully describe the depth of Sadie’s pride and love for each of them! 

* Many cousins and nieces and nephews (including grand and great-grand).

Sadie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Calvin Echols, her parents, Henry and Valley Monegan, and four of her eight siblings: Mary Alice Dunkentell, Henry Monegan Jr, Percy Monegan, and Eugene Monegan.  

Sadie valued reading, learning, and teaching and was a school teacher very early in her life. Her love of teaching remained strong and she later earned a degree in Child Development from Prairie State College in Chicago Heights IL. 

Sadie was always a talented, creative, innovative, and strong woman; a beloved friend and guiding light who taught us all so much about enjoying life.  She took pleasure in cooking meals for her family and truly loved being outside planting and nurturing her flowers and the greenery and being surrounded by God’s beauty.  An expert seamstress and dressmaker, Sadie created from scratch everything from fashion to slipcovers and ran a drapery making business from her home for several years.  

Sadie’s family celebrates and gives thanks to God for giving us the guidance, laughter, commitment, and love of His dynamic and passionate daughter for 96 years. She is an incredible mother, grandmother, sister, wife, aunt, and friend who has now left her loved ones on Earth to be with her loved ones in Heaven. She will be deeply missed, but her memory will live on in the hearts of all who love her.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the sisters and staff at St. Patrick’s Residence in Naperville, IL for the incredible love, friendship, and care they gave to Sadie. 

"But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior"...Titus 3:4-6"

Funeral Information

Visitation Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 9:00-10:30 AM at St. Patrick's Residence, 1400 Brookdale Road, Naperville.

A celebration of Sadie's life will follow Tuesday, 10:30 AM at St. Patrick's Residence.

Family and friends will meet Tuesday, 1:30 PM at Washington Memory Gardens, 701 Ridge Rd., Homewood, IL 60430, (708) 798-0645 for graveside services.

Arrangements by Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville, IL. 

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213.

Donations Information

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Patrick's Residence, 1400 Brookdale Road, Naperville, IL 60563, (630) 416-6565,    

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