Valerie G. Babich, 96, of Chatsworth, died at 10:30 pm Wednesday November 14, 2012 at her residence.
Her funeral service will be held on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm at the Chatsworth United Methodist Church, with Rev. Ivy Silas officiating. Burial will be in Chatsworth Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the hour of service at the church. Memorials in Valerie’s name may be left to OSF Hospice. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth is handling the arrangements.
Valerie was born on August 17, 1916 in Chicago, Illinois a daughter of Robert and Bulah May (Goudie)Stafford. She is survived by two daughters: Myrna Kubiak and Linda Leahy both of Chatsworth; ten grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, nineteen great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and loving friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daughter Merle Jean Lunsford and her sister June.
Valerie was employed by Ford Motor Company, as a machinist on aircraft engines prior to World War II, and later retired from Goldblatts Furniture Warehouse. She was a member of the Chatsworth United Methodist Church and had lived in Chatsworth for over 30 years.
Valerie enjoyed reading, listening to music and traveling. She loved spending time with family and friends.