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Maura Ordaz

d. February 22, 2019

Maura Cecilia Ordaz, 93, of Chillicothe, IL passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019 with family at her side at UnityPoint Health Methodist. Cecilia was born on November 22, 1925 in Fresnillo, Zacatecas Mexico to Carmen Sanchez and Macedonio Hernandez.  She married José (Joseph) Salvador Ordaz in 1948 in Mexico. He preceded her in death on December 31, 1987. She is survived by one brother, Jesus Sanchez of El Paso, TX. and her children: Irene Ordaz, Salvador Ordaz, Henry (Shirley) Ordaz, William (Tim Herold) Ordaz, Sylvia M. (Fred) Lauber, Teresa M. (Patrick) Ordaz-Wood Grandchildren: Edward C. Ordaz, Tony Ordaz, Tanya L. Ordaz, Hollie M. Ordaz, Cameron Ordaz, Brodie Ordaz, Robert E. Ordaz, Bethany E. Ordaz, Michael E. Ordaz, Brianna Fagerburg, Leah Ordaz She leaves 12 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.  Cecilia was preceded in death by her husband and four children, Victor M., Roberto, Rebecca and Ann E., one grandchild and one great great grandchild. Cecilia was raised in Veta Grande and Zacatecas, Zacatecas Mexico. She moved with her husband and family to Chillicothe in 1957. She learned to speak English fluently by listening to her children and grandchildren and watching daytime TV. In May of 1990 she proudly became a naturalized U.S. citizen. She dedicated her entire life caring for her family. Cecilia was a devout Catholic who asserted her special gift of Faith-Healing as a member of St. Edward's Prayer Group and Catholic Church in Chillicothe. She resided the last six years at St. Joseph Nursing Home in Lacon, IL. A visitation will be held at Weber-Hurd Chillicothe on Monday February 25 from 5pm to 7pm with the Rosary following. A funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at St. Edward Catholic Church in Chillicothe at 11:00 am with visitation at the church one hour prior to the service time.  Burial will be in the Chillicothe City Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to either the Susan G. Komen Memorial or the Alzheimer's Association.

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