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Theresa L. (Baran) Molyneux

April 18, 1929 — July 19, 2022

Theresa L. Molyneux (nee’ Baran)

“Terry Hart”

Age 93 of Crest Hill, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at Lightways Hospice in Joliet with her loving family by her side.

Born April 18, 1929 in Joliet, Terry was a daughter of John and Katherine (Kuzmik) Baran. She was raised and educated in Joliet and graduated from Joliet Township High School with the class of 1947. On September 10, 1949, Terry married Robert “Bob” E. Hart and together they made a home and raised their six daughters in Crest Hill. Terry and Bob were instrumentally involved in the formation of Crest Hill, Illinois. Chaney, Lidice, Raynor Hills and Richland areas broke away from Joliet to form the city of Crest Hill. She worked tirelessly collecting signatures and attending countless meetings to make for better change in her community. In her working years, Terry was a Jeep Driver for Caterpillar Tractor Company until retiring in 1985. After Bob’s passing, Terry met Darcey Molyneux who was a devoted husband and loving father to her six daughters and have been happily married for 54 years. In their free time, they enjoyed traveling and taking trips to their summer home in Cassville, Wisconsin along with their family, going mushroom and asparagus hunting, metal detecting, going to garage sales, and volunteering at the Will County Historical Society. Terry also enjoyed crocheting and going to craft shows. She was a devout Catholic and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Terry is survived by her husband of 54 years: Darcey Molyneux; children: Gail (the late Denny) Kaiser, Diane (Gordy) Crowther, Joni (Tony) Pena, Rose McNamee and Janet (the late Rusty) Stworzyjanek, thirteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren, as well as her special niece: Melissa (Robert) Horvat.

She is preceded in death by her first husband: Robert “Bob” E. Hart; parents: John and Katherine; daughter: Patsy (Ron) Iverson; grandson: Tyrone Hart; siblings: Wanda Baran, Josephine (Raymond) Popek, Edwin Baran and Walter Baran, and three siblings in infancy: Katherine, Frank and Stanley.

The family would like to extend a huge thank you to the wonderful friends and neighbors in the Willow Falls Community for their continued friendship and support shown to their mom over the years.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 for a visitation from 10:30 a.m. until time of funeral service beginning at 11:30 a.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road in Joliet. Interment will follow and Terry will be laid to rest at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Romeoville.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life

1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life

1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435

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Interment

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Starts at 12:30 pm (Central time)

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