The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

March 9, 2013

Erma L. Chiaramello


DANVILLE — Erma L. Chiaramello, 84, of Danville, passed this life March 5, 2013, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana with her family at her side.

Erma was born April 6, 1928, in Catlin, the oldest daughter of Herman and Zelma (Cook) White.

She married the love of her life, Frank, on July 31, 1946, in Danville.

Erma had worked for General Electric in Danville before leaving to raise their daughter, Victoria (William) Barnes of Westville, who survives. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Laurie (Steve) Rolinitis of Morton and Troy Barnes of Danville; four great-grandchildren, Bryce, Tyler and Kylie Rolinitis of Morton, and Sophia Barnes of Danville; a nephew, George Chiaramello Jr. of Westville; a niece, Kathy Eiskamp, together with many other nieces and nephews, all of whom will miss her greatly.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband Frank; a grandson, Michael Barnes; and her sister, Janetta.

Erma was an especially compassionate and loving person whose life revolved around her family. She was especially dedicated to her daughter, Vickie, and granddaughter, Laurie, who provided her care and support after Frank’s passing. She had cared for Laurie during the illness of her grandson, Mike, who had required frequent hospitalization. Her great-grandchildren held a very special place in her heart. She loved to watch vintage westerns, “The Golden Girls” and loved all animals, especially cats.

The family will receive friends from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Sunset Funeral Home in Danville. Private burial will be at Oakridge Cemetery in Catlin with Pastor Anita Livengood officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be in the form of donations in her name to Riley Children’s Foundation, 30 S. Meridian, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

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