Sally Marie Hernandez, 80, of Elgin died Saturday, November 7, 2009 at her home. Born in Waukegan on June 4, 1929, she was the daughter of Emanuel and Agapita (Diaz) Rodriguez.

She received her teaching degree from Northern Illinois University and went on to become a bilingual teacher in District U-46. Sally will be missed by many family and friends.

Sally is preceded in death by her brother, Tony Rodriguez; and sister, Alice Garza.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, George C. Hernandez, Sr.; her children, George (Janet) Hernandez Jr., Elizabeth Hernandez and Michael Hernandez; and three grandchildren, Laura, Nicholas and Rachel.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 12, 2009 from 4:00 until 8:00 PM at O’Connor – Leetz Funeral Home, Elgin. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 13, 2009 at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Elgin. Memorials in lieu of flowers requested to be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., FL. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, For more information, call us at 847-741-1400.

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