Lynette M. McNeill
Lynette Muriel (nee: Duell) McNeill, 95, passed away peacefully after a long illness, on Thursday May 15, 2014 at the family home her husband Roy built in Lake Villa, IL in the 1960’s. Born in Gages Lake, IL as the first daughter of six children to Jennie and Jeremiah Porter Duell of Grayslake, IL , she graduated Libertyville Township High School in 1937 and attended one year at North Park College in Chicago. Prior to her marriage, she worked at the Frank G. Hough Company in Libertyville and for the Grayslake Gelatin Factory. She married Roy Joseph McNeill on June 22, 1946 at the Grayslake Congregational Church on Center St. and was a life member of the United Protestant Church in Grayslake. Lynette was an avid genealogist, taking many trips to find her long-lost relatives. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Grayslake, and also a member of the Ansel Brainerd Cook Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She worked many years as a substitute teacher in the immediate area of her home in Lake County and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Carthage College in Kenosha in 1973. Lynette retired teaching from the Avon Grade School. She was preceded in death by her parents Jennie (nee: Halvorson) and J. Porter Duell, Sr. of Grayslake, her brother J. Porter Duell Jr. of Libertyville and sisters Audrey Duell Hall, Jean Duell Stickels both of Grayslake, Henrietta Duell (Floyd) Thibodeau of Appleton, WI, and Charlotte Duell Osborn Nelson of Rice Lake, WI. Lynette is survived by her children Marie L. (John) Bidney of Fairhope, AL, James R. (Cathy) McNeill of Lindenhurst, John D. (Mary Kay) McNeill of Antioch, William J. (fiancée Darcy Hertel) McNeill, her 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and a loving caregiver Cveta. A visitation is scheduled for Monday May 19, 2014 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday May 20, 2014 at 10:30am at the funeral chapel. Interment will follow at Avon Centre Cemetery in Grayslake, IL. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Susan G. Kommen Foundation, the UP Church, or to Avon Centre Cemetery. For more information please call (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.