Obituaries

top banner

Obituary Listings

Ivette Alwan

July 15, 1928 January 6, 2018
Ivette Alwan
There are condolences waiting approval on Ivette's Tribute wall

Plant a tree in memory of Ivette

An environmentally friendly option
Obituary for Ivette Alwan

East Peoria- Ivette (Romanous) Alwan, 89, entered her Heavenly reward at 4:23 PM on Saturday, January 06, 2018 surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Born on July 15, 1928 to Jamil and Najeebe Romanous. Ivette married her best friend and love of her life Youssef Alwan on November 4, 1946 in Tripoli, Lebanon. Wanting to make a better life for their three boys, they immigrated to Peoria, Illinois on February 18, 1968. Within days of stepping on American soil, she gained employment at Ducky’s Formal Wear where she worked until 1982. That year, she and her sons opened up Youssef’s Deli in honor of her husband who passed the year prior. Ivette was known as "Mama" by all patrons visiting the deli as she greeted them with her loving smile and delicious middle eastern cuisine. Ivette was a very active member of St. Sharbel’s church and Itoo Hall, she was always the first person to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

Ivette is survived by 3 sisters Ilda Ghantous, Janet ( Fred ) Khattar, Georgette ( Jim ) Siedlecki, 3 sons Sarkis Alwan, Bakhos Alwan and Jamil (Sandra) Alwan; 6 grandchildren, Christina (John) Miller, Mike Alwan, Jay (Beth) Alwan, Michelle (Andy) Immel, Nicki Alwan and Tony Alwan and 5 great-grandchildren Amani, Jax & Che’ Miller & Charlotte and Cecilia Alwan. Ivette’s family was her life, she was truly an angel here on Earth.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son Anthony, a granddaughter Natalie and one sister, Houlia Monla.

Ivette spent the end of her life under the loving care of the wonderful staff at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria. The family would also like to thank Transitions Hospice for their care and support in her final days.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 09, 2018 between the hours of 4:00 PM till 7:00 PM at St. Sharbel’s Church. Recitation of the rosary will take place at 6:45 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Sharbel’s Church on Wednesday 01/10/18 at 10:30am with visitation one-hour prior.  Fr. Bechara Awada will officiate and burial will follow in Resurrection Mausoleum. A Mercy Dinner will follow at Itoo Hall on Farmington Road.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Ivette Alwan’s name to St Jude Affiliate of Peoria.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

9

Jan

4:00 PM 1/9/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/9/2018 7:00:00 PM
St. Sharbel Church

2914 West Scenic Drive
Peoria, IL 61615

Recitation of the Rosary at 6:45 PM

St. Sharbel Church
2914 West Scenic Drive Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

10

Jan

9:30 AM 1/10/2018 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 1/10/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Sharbel Church

2914 West Scenic Drive
Peoria, IL 61615

St. Sharbel Church
2914 West Scenic Drive Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Wednesday

10

Jan

10:30 AM 1/10/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Sharbel Church

2914 West Scenic Drive
Peoria, IL 61615

St. Sharbel Church
2914 West Scenic Drive Peoria 61615 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Midwest Affiliate

Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries


alt

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Loading...