Adele Bambenek

Adele (Kelly) Hall Bambenek, age- classified, passed away on May 27, 2019 in Downers Grove, IL.  She was the devoted wife of the late Robert Bambenek (Chicago, IL) and the late Mahlon “Bud” Hall (Streator, IL); and loving mother of Bradley (Liane) Hall, Randall (Leigh Ann) Hall and Jill (Bill) Hall Herrmann.  She was the cherished Nana of Allie, Lauren, Jack, Grant, Kelsey, Brandon (Mike), Marisa, Cassidy, Kyle and Lindsey.  Dear sister of Larry Kelly and Jean Kelly McCarthy.  Dear aunt of many nieces, nephews, and friends from near and far.

Adele received the Kane County Everyday Heroes Award for her several  years of volunteering within her communities. She volunteered  in the gift shops at both  Delnor and Central DuPage Hospitals.  She was a member of the Pottawatomie Garden Club, St. Charles Book Club, and St. Charles New Comers.  She loved dancing, gardening, and spreading beauty through her floral arrangements, but most of all, Adele loved to make people laugh.  She gave us her humor, strength, creativity, and kindness; and she leaves us with loving memories and a deep commitment to family.

A Gravesite Ceremony will be held on June 7that 11:00 a.m. at Riverview Cemetery, 1102 W. Main St. in Streator, IL.  We will meet at the chapel at 10:45 a.m.  A luncheon will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Pine Hills Golf Club, 1665 N 2501st Road in Ottawa, IL.  Please RSVP to Caherrm@gmail.com if you will be joining the luncheon.   A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, June 9that 12:45 p.m.  at Christ Church, 3500 Lacey Road, Downers Grove.  A reception will follow the service.

Flowers can be coordinated and delivered by clicking: Phillips Flowers  in Westmont. Memorial Gifts In Adele’s name may be made to: American Cancer Society or Alzheimer’s Association.

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  1. Adele—I only met you a few times, but you showed your family and those all around you how to LIVE! May we all take that from you and continue to live life, and dance, dance, dance!

  2. Doris Glowicki

    Adele, I loved your humor and your very giving nature. You and my mom were such good friends, and came together at a time when you both needed each other. I can still hear all the stories of you two, of driving in the snow and trying to decide which ditch to end up in, and another time getting lost and ending up down by Cabrini Green in Chicago.
    To all of your beloved family: my heart hurts for you, because even though I know you she is with God, until that day that you are together again, a piece of your heart is missing. Please know that I am am sending my thoughts and prayers for you at this very difficult time.
    Sincerely, Doris

  3. Cynthia Foster

    A piece of my life has slipped away with Adele’s passing. She made my participation in Pottawatomie Garden Club a delight. Loved her humor and design creativity. Adele, I miss you, Joan and Pat. Cynthia Foster

  4. My name is Karen Hamlin-my mother lived at Lexington for only a year in 2016 and became great friends with Adele and the ladies of Lexington. My mom passed away in July of 2016. My sister and I still go to Lexington to visit all the ladies and to bring them homemade goodies. Adele was a delight and very funny when she had something to add to the conversation. She was very quiet-we have seen her dance at the Friday happy hours and you can tell she loved it. She will be greatly missed by my family and by the people at Lexington.

  5. Jill, Randy and Brad, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Take time to cherish the memories.

  6. Oh, it was such a pleasure to be with Adele. She always made me feel welcome and the jokes never stopped.
    Such a talented woman who brought so much joy to others. Pottawatomie Garden Club will miss her as
    she always lit up the room whether showing us flower arrangements or just her presence. HEAVEN IS MORE
    JOYFUL WITH ADELE!

  7. Denise Carlquist

    Despite the loss of the physical presence of Adele. We know that God has assigned her to watch over all of you throughout your life. She has left an incredible legacy. She will be missed but her joy and love will live on through all of you. So sorry for your loss.

  8. What a joy to know Adele through the Pottawatomie GardenClub. She was a generous, funny and talented lady. Blessed to have known her.

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