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Mrs. Phyllis Ann Caneva
  • Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church Endowment Fund
    925 E. 9th Street
    Lockport, IL 60441
  • Joliet Area Community Hospice
    250 Water Stone Circle
    Joliet, IL 60431

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“Phyllis was such a light in my life growing up. Whenever I needed another Mom, or even when I didn't think I did, she was always there with some...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: Shawn Shearer Herrmann - UT

“Dear Reno, we wish to extend our sincere condolences to you and your family forthe loss of your beloved wife.Our thoughs are with you during your...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: Gabriele and Joachim Völkl

“Dear Reno, dear daughters and sons, dear big family of Phyllis and Reno, Wolfgang and me feel very sorry, that Phyllis has gone. Its a pity, that she...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Ulrike and Wolfgang Schlauch

“We are still numb after hearing from Adele about this sudden and sad death. Our years of friendship have always brought wonderful memories for us and...Read More »
4 of 30 | Posted by: Ray and Sally Woock - Winter Park, FL

“Our deepest simpathies to the Caneva Family. We are sorry about this loss. We have great memories about Phyliss, just an amazing woman. Our thoughts...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Ivette López

“To The Phyliss Caneva Family Sorry For Your Loss Respectfully Yours, The Gary Darin Family ”
6 of 30 | Posted by: A friend

“deepest sympathies ”
7 of 30 | Posted by: Grant Spooner - Lockport, IL

“On behalf of the Joliet Area Theatre Organ Enthusiasts, please accept our prayers for peace and comfort. The Caneva's were very generous in sharing...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: Don Walker - Joliet, IL

“We were very sorry indeed to hear of Phyllis`sudden death. We knew her as the most kind-hearted and generous person and it was always a great...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: Hubert Albert - family

“Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Phyllis was an amazingly talented woman. Always kind and interested in everyone. I remember when we came with...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Jean & Lee Fears - Hendersonville, NC

“What a beautiful tribute of a beautiful women with a heart of gold and a smile that lights up the sky... My heartfelt condolences to your entire...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Robin Mitchell - Lockport, IL

“Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your Mother. Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.Brent and Kim (Scott) ”
12 of 30 | Posted by: A friend

“I'll never forget the progressive dinner we did in Scouts. It was so much fun! Prayers to family. ”
13 of 30 | Posted by: Diane Bennett Boland - Friend

“Phyllis grew up with my late husband, Norm "Corky" Seaborg. Their mothers, both named Agnes, were good friends. I have known her ever since living...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: DOROTHY Seaborg - Lockport, IL

“Sending love to the entire Caneva family ”
15 of 30 | Posted by: Nance Almer (Voltarel) - Friend

“What a beautiful video capturing her life so sweetly. She lives on in her children, grandchildren, and those she touched through her service to...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: Sue Anderson - Lockport, IL

“The love you shared goes on untouched by time. My sincere sympathy. Mary Ellen ”
17 of 30 | Posted by: MaryEllen Aschenbrenner - IL

“My deepest sympathies to the family. ”
18 of 30 | Posted by: Joan - IL

“I am so sorry for the loss of Phyllis. As a life long member of Shepherd of the Hill, I remember her when I was a child. What a kind beautiful...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: Sally Strong Unmisig - Lockport, IL

“We met Phyllis & Family at Shephard of the Hill Church she & they quitckly became beloved family friends, whom we all love. Phyllis will always...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Ilena Sutton - Lockport, IL

“Dorothy, Reno & Family: I am so sorry for your loss. I only met Phyllis a few times, but knew she was a special lady. You are all in my prayers...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest sympathy to Phyllis's family and friends. I knew her from LCR and Eat, Pray, Love fellowship. She was a wonderful lady, kind and caring....Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: Linda Shaw - Fairmont, MN

“Phyllis will be greatly missed by her church friends down here in Cocoa Beach. She told us she learned to play the harp because that's the instrument...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Ruth Bleakley - Cocoa Beach, FL

“I WAS RAISED IN THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD AS PHYLLIS AND KNEW HER FROM CHILDHOOD. HER FAMILY IS ALSO KNOWN TO ME. SHE WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON AS IS HER...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: mary murphy - Lockport, IL

“Our deepest Sympathy goes out to the Caneva Family. We have a heavy heart when we realize that we will never see our friend Phyllis again. With all...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Ronald SCHULTZ - Cocoa Beach, FL

“Prayers and thoughts to the family. ”
26 of 30 | Posted by: Jeff McMillin - Channahon, IL

“Dr Caneva and family - met Phyllis and family in Cocoa Beach, Florida - so sorry for your loss - she was a wonderful person RIP - ”
27 of 30 | Posted by: Bernadine Price - Crest Hill, IL

“dvmxnPhyllis was a wonderful person and a dear friend. We will miss her smiling face and joyous laughter. Til we meet again in Heaven, love Ken and...Read More »
28 of 30 | Posted by: Karen and Ken Franz - Lockport, IL

“My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. I have many wonderful memories of Phyllis and her sense of adventure the way she enjoyed life. We...Read More »
29 of 30 | Posted by: Scherry Clark - Colorado Springs, CO

“We have all lost a ray of sunshine. An example how to enjoy life to the fullest! She will be greatly missed. ”
30 of 30 | Posted by: Jurga Slusnys - Shorewood, IL


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Phyllis Ann Caneva

Phyllis Ann Caneva (Winkler) Age 82, life- long resident of Lockport, passed away Friday, March 23, 2018 from complications of liver cancer. She is survived by beloved husband of 60 years, Dr. Reno Caneva; children Renee (Tom) Dickey, Dr. Daryl (Ana) Caneva, Dr. Duane (Christine) Caneva, and Adrienne (Gene) Trent. Phyllis loved and adored her 13 grandchildren Andres, Roberto, Zachary, Dominic, Luke, Raquel, Jarrad, Aaron, Joshua, Seth, Kristen, Trevyn, Khloe, and cherished her sister, Dorothy, sister-in- laws Carla & Lynda, brother-in- laws Marvin, Butch & Ron, cousins and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Bertram and Agnes (Johnson) Winkler. Phyllis was a graduate of Illinois State University and member of Gamma Phi Circus. She taught 1st grade at Ludwig Grade School and was a pre-school teacher and children's choir director at Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church. She made life- long friends and shared her passion of music playing piano, organ, bass guitar, harp and singing in the choir. She enjoyed her volunteer work at Silver Cross Hospital gift shop and was an active member of Childerguild, Lockport Women's Club, and the Joliet Area of Theater Organists. Phyllis brought joy to her many friends and family. She enjoyed reading books, traveling, painting, sharing adventures with her children and grandchildren, and spending time in Cocoa Beach where you could find her on a boogie board on a wavy day. Her fun, friendly, sparkly personality was loved by everyone, and she will be greatly missed. Her family will receive friends at Goodale Memorial Chapel, 912 S. Hamilton St., Lockport, IL Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held at Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church, 925 E. 9th Street, Lockport, IL Thursday, March 29th, 2018, lying in state for visitation 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Celebration of Life Service begins at 10:30 AM, followed by Burial at Lockport City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church Endowment Fund, Silver Cross Childerguild, www.silvercross.org or Joliet Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431 would be appreciated. Info www.goodalememorialchapel.com or 815-838-1533