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Elizabeth M. (Fellin) Portugal

February 16, 1920 ~ July 23, 2018 (age 98)

Elizabeth M. "Liz" Portugal, 98, of Gillespie, IL, died at Heritage Health of Gillespie, IL on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 9:15 pm. She was born February 16, 1920, in Gillespie, IL to Joe Fellin & Ida (Bruckner) Fellin. She married Earl William Portugal on July 20, 1940 in Gillespie, IL. He preceded her in death on December 31, 1996. She was a homemaker. Elizabeth was a member of the SS Simon and Jude Altar Society. She is survived by her children, Jill (Jon) Crane of Pinehurst, NC, Robert (Jan) Portugal of Staunton, IL, James Portugal of Gillespie, IL, grandchildren, Jon (Pam) Crane, Michelle (Mike) Bragg, Jake Portugal, Ryan Portugal, Lindsey Portugal-Denney, Patrick Holtgrave, great grandchildren, Jon Phillip Crane III, Josie Crane, Preston Denney, step grandchildren, Jeff Grandone of Gillespie, IL, Jason (Megan) Grandone of Glen Carbon, IL and 3 step great grandchildren. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, siblings, Irene Bergen, Estelle Cavanaugh and Bud Fellin. Friends may call on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at SS Simon & Jude Church in Gillespie from 9:00 am until 11:00 am. Funeral mass will be Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 11:00 am at SS Simon and Jude Church, Gillespie, IL with Father Michael Haag officiating. Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie, IL. Memorials are suggested to SS Simon and Jude Altar Society or SS Simon and Jude Church . Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, IL is in charge of the arrangements.


Donations may be made to:

SS Simon and Jude Altar Society

SS Simon and Jude Church


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