Madelynne “Lynne” Wilcox, 71, Roanoke, passed away May 5, 2021, at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester.
The daughter of the late James and Francis (Hayes) Wilcox, she was born on May 16, 1949, in Glendale Heights, Ill.
Growing up in the Catholic church, she always had a deeply spiritual side. Even in her later years, she found comfort in the knowledge that after life there is something more. After graduating from Glenbard North High School in 1967, she went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree. For many years she worked in the telecommunications industry, where she managed properties that cell phone towers sat on for Nextel/Sprint.
In 1980, she met her best friend, Sandy Jones. The two created a loving relationship and were life partners for 35 years before Sandy passed away in 2015. During their time together they lived in Glendale Heights, Ill., and in Georgia, where they were loving mothers to their dogs. After Sandy’s passing, she moved to Indiana. She was a woman who enjoyed life, was at times cantankerous, and had a great sense of humor.
The loving memory of Madelynne “Lynne” Wilcox will be forever cherished by her sister: Patti (Bob) Seidel, Chicago, Ill.; nephews: Jim (Heather) Wilcox, Roanoke; Brian (Amanda) Wilcox, Berrien Springs, Mich.; Mathew (Melissa) DiMarzio, Pingree Grove, Ill.; and Mike DiMarzio, Loves Park, Ill. Lynne was preceded in death by her parents; life partner: Sandy Jones; brother: James Wilcox Jr.; and sister: Jan VanMeter.
Private services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, for those wishing to honor the memory of Lynne Wilcox, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.