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Barbara (Mihelich) Yattoni

January 21, 1939 ~ May 15, 2021 (age 82)

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Barbara Yattoni, age 82, passed away Saturday, May 15, 2021 at her home with her family by her side.

Born January 21, 1939 in Joliet, Barbara was the daughter of Rudolph and Anna (Hrebec) Mihelich. She was raised, educated, and spent her entire life in the Joliet area. Barbara, a devout Catholic, had a passion for gardening and enjoyed traveling. She became a proud runner and completed several half-marathons, finishing her last one on her 70th birthday. She relished spending time with her family, she will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 60 years, Frank Yattoni, Jr.; four children, Alicia Revord, Frank (Joyce) Yattoni III, Laura (Andrew) Smith, and Anna (Tadd) Gibson; eleven grandchildren, Alexa, Connor and Hunter Revord, Stephanie Yattoni, Mallory (Lee) Rittgarn, Frank Yattoni IV, Olivia, Noah and Emma Smith, and Taylor and Collin Gibson; three great grandchildren, Blayke and Quinn Rittgarn and Griffin Hutt; sister, Mildred (Howard) Weiler; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rudolph and Anna (Hrebec); and her brother, Rudy (Sue) Mihelich.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association would be appreciated.

The family invites relatives and friends to join them for a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church in Joliet. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Joliet. 

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Mass of Christian Burial
May 18, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Mary Nativity Catholic Church (Crest Hill)

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