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Mayola J. Vanderlaan
  • Lincolnway Christian Church
    690 E. Illinois Hwy
    New Lenox, IL 60451

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“Do I wish I knew you when we were little , yes. Once we met did you love me , yes. I have watched you climb to where you in my life a very well...Read More »
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“Mayola was a wonderful Godly woman. She served God to the fullest. She always treated me with love and respect. She was like a second grandmother...Read More »
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“So sorry fr your loss, mayola was a very sweet lady again so sorry dodie Walton ”
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“Lee, Mike and I were so sorry to hear about your mom. We are here for you if you need anything. Mike and Melissa, your grandma is looking down from...Read More »
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Mayola Janet Vanderlaan (nee Beard), passed away on April 17th, 2017 at the age of 81. Born August 6th, 1935, she was the daughter of Owen "Shorty" Beard and Mildred Foltz Boswell who preceded her in death. Loving Mother of Lee Brown Jr. (Darcie) and Renee Hill (Ken). Cherished grandmother of Angela Danno (Dominick), Cherie O'Leary (Donny), Melissa Langford (Jason), Michael Brown and cherished great-grandmother of Alexis, Dominick Jr., Calie, Donny Jr., Justin, and Lana. Also, survived by 1 half-sister Sally, and 3 half-brothers Jim, Bob, and John. She was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew Vanderlaan, her parents, and half-brother Ricky Beard. She was retired from Fisher Body a GM Company, and worked for the New Lenox Park District for 10 years. She was a member of Lincolnway Christian Church in New Lenox where she served faithfully for many years. She was loved and will be dearly missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister and brothers, and host of family and friends. The family will receive friends at Lincolnway Christian Church, 690 E. Illinois Hwy, New Lenox, IL 60451 on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10:00 AM until time of Funeral service at 12:00 Noon. Interment Maplewood Cemetery, New Lenox, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations to Lincolnway Christian Church would be appreciated. Info www.kurtzmemorialchapel.com or 815-485-3700.