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Elizabeth ” Liz” A. Parkinson

Published July 03,2022

Obituary's Biography:

Elizabeth (Liz)  A. Parkinson, 70, a resident of Grayslake, Illinois passed away on June 30, 2022, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Illinois with her husband, Michael by her side.

Liz was born on February 14, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois to Raymond C. and Rosemary C. Wilkins. Liz and Michael married on November 24, 1973 at St. John Brebeuf in Niles, Illinois. 

With a Masters Degree in Education from Northeastern University and over 40 years of teaching, Liz was devoted to early childhood education. She taught at St. Isaac Jogues in Morton Grove and St. Francis de Sales in Lake Zurich, Illinois. She maintained her connection with some of her students throughout her life.

Liz was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents. In addition to her husband, Liz is survived by her children Jeffrey Parkinson (Mande), Charles Parkinson (Jennifer), her grandchildren Brandon, Wilhelmina, Francis, and Theodore, her sisters Mary Lou Pier (Edwin) and Catherine Wagner (Randall) and her brother Joseph Wilkins.

A visitation will be held at St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church, 22333 W. Erhart Road, Mundelein, Illinois on Wednesday July 6, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. with a funeral mass to follow.  Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 100 Tri State International, Lincolnshire, Illinois, 60069. For more information please call the Strang Funeral Chapel 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, Illinois (847) 223-8122.

2 replies on “Elizabeth ” Liz” A. Parkinson”

  1. I loved our time with Liz and her family for birthdays, and various Holidays throughout the year. She was my wife’s (Maureen) best childhood friend up until the moment she check out to that much better place they keep telling us about. I’ll truly miss Liz and hope I don’t run into her too soon!💋💔💋 RIP Liz..

  2. Liz was my moms best friend. She was always like a fun and loving aunt to me. I loved going over to her house for family parties. We would always have a Christmas gathering and then over to the pool in the summer. Going to the farm in the fall. Garage sales in the summer. Liz and my mom really gave us kids some amazing childhood memories. I will miss Liz but it makes me smile that her and my mom are reunited. All of my love to Mike, Jeff, Charlie and their families❤️

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