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Jean F. Whalen

March 18, 1933 May 10, 2020
Jean F. Whalen
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Obituary for Jean F. Whalen

Jean F. Whalen, 87, a longtime resident of Batavia, passed away peacefully at her home in Aurora on May 10, 2020. She was born March 18, 1933 in Moline, IL to Lester and Margaret Sadler.

Cherished wife of the late Frank Whalen.

Beloved mom of Thomas Hearty, Kathleen (Chris) Adams, Frances Whalen, Thomas (Gloria) Whalen and Margaret (Greg) Madden.

Adored grandma of Becki (Shey) Howard, Mary (Jonathon) Staggs, Chris (Lauren) Adams, Elizabeth Adams, Abigail, Daniel and Carolyn Whalen, Kevin and Connor Hearty, and Sarah and Katie Madden. Great-Grandma of Ryan Howard and Jane Staggs.

Dearest sister of Nancy (Harry) Dawes, John (Theresa) Sadler, and James Sadler. Aunt of many nieces and nephews.

Jean had a life-long love of teaching that started at Benedictine College and finished in the Batavia School District. She was a long-time member of her cherished book club, the DuPage Art League, and volunteered with the CASA organization.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Hesed House, 659 S. River St., Aurora, IL 60506.

Due to the current health crisis, all services are private.

Arrangements entrusted to Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540. Interment will be private at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside. A celebration of life will be planned for a later date. For more information, please call 630-355-0213 or

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Cemetery Details


Queen of Heaven Cemetery Final Resting Place

1400 S. Wolf Road
Hillside, IL 60162

1400 S. Wolf Road Hillside 60162 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Hesed House

659 S River St
Aurora, IL 60506

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