Marcella J. Sklenar

  • Born: November 26, 2020
  • Died: December 4, 2020
  • Location: Westmont, Illinois

West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services

39 N. Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559

Tel. (630) 852-8000

Tribute & Message From The Family


Loving Mother and Sister

Marcella J. Sklenar, 81, of Westmont, at rest December 4, 2020 at Independence Village in Naperville IL. Beloved mother of Linda and Gary Sklenar; loving sister of Kathryn (Frank), Doris (George) and Irene (Pete); fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents Laura and John Clifford Batts and her loving sister Carolyn. Marcella was born in Louisville, Kentucky on November 26, 1939. She retired after 25 years with Argonne National Lab. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and her beloved dog Daisy. Marcella enjoyed creating beautiful handmade quilts for family members and traveling across the United States. A special thank you to Kindred Hospice for their kind and thoughtful care. Memorial visitation Tuesday December 29, 2020 from 1-4 P.M. with a memorial service at 2 P.M. at Cappetta's West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services 39 N. Cass Ave., Westmont. Info 630-852-8000 or www.westsuburbanfh.comĀ 

Parable of Immortality (A ship leaves...)

I am standing by the seashore
A ship at my side spreads her white sails in the morning breeze
and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength,
and I stand and watch
until at last she hangs like a peck of white cloud
just where the sun and sky come down to mingle with each other.

Then someone at my side says, "There she goes!
Gone where? Gone from my sight - that is all

She is just as large in mast and hall an spar
as she was when she left my side
. and just as able to bear her load of living freight
to the places of destination.
Her diminished size is in me, not in her.

And just at the moment when someone at my side says,
" There she goes!"
there are other eyes watching her coming,
and other voices ready to take up the glad shout
"Here she comes!"

- Henry Van Dyke
1852-1933


Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences to Marcella's family and friends.
It saddens me deeply to find this. I don't know how we lost touch, but it was too long.
We traveled together many times around Valentine's day...Albuquerque, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Cincinnati and the last was Honolulu. Rest in peace my beautiful friend, Marcella. (moe i ka maluhia)

Posted by Marilyn Pelkowski - Malta, IL - friend   February 20, 2021


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