Lila Webb Putz died peacefully on August 29, 2021 after her feisty spirit kept her alive for 99 years and 8 months. Beloved wife of Alex who preceded her in death, proud mother of 11, grandmother of 19, great grandmother of 10.
Lila grew up in Chicago with her parents, sister and brother. She told fantastic stories of her experiences during the Great Depression, Prohibition, World War II and more. Lila began a new adventure when she moved to Tinley Park with her husband and small children in 1949. As she watched the town build up around her she became a founding member of St. George Church, made many dear friends, joined multiple clubs and raised a family. In her youth Lila dreamed of becoming a dress designer and drew impressive sketches throughout her life. She showcased her artistic talents in another form by starting a cake business where she created beautiful, intricately designed wedding and party cakes.
Lila was an avid reader whose favorite things were babies, poodles, dessert for dinner and setting the thermostat to 84 degrees. In her later years she enjoyed spending time with family and friends, driving like a maniac, shopping, admiring tall men, watching British television, staying up until 3am and giving sarcastic responses.
Lila's family was blessed to have her with them for so many years. She will be sorely missed by those who love her.
Visitation will be held on Wed., Sept. 1, 9:00 am - 11:00 am at Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Ave Tinley Park, IL 60477. Prayers at 11:00 amto St. George Catholic Church, Tinley Park for an 11:30 a.m. Mass. Committal Service following at Mt. Olivet in Chicago. Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donors choice in Lila’s name. For info or to sign guestbook please visitheartlandmemorial.com or call Heartland Memorial Center 708-444-2266.
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