Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

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Josephine F. Ybarra, "Josie"

Passed away on November 13, 2020

Josephine F. Ybarra, “Josie”, age 92, late of Calumet City and formerly of South Chicago, passed away November 13, 2020.  Beloved wife of the late Louis R. Ybarra Sr.  Loving mother of Josephine Linda (John) Sepulveda, Louis (Anita) Ybarra Jr., Gloria (John) Gonzalez, Yolanda (Miguel) Gonzalez, Paul (Donna) Ybarra, Richard (Rita) Ybarra and Monica (Ignacio) Jasso.  Cherished grandmother of Laurie (Mike) Holmes, Yvonne (Danny) Drewry, Kelly Sepulveda, Anne Ybarra, Louis (Korina) Ybarra III, Lisa (Valentino) Trevino, Monica Ybarra, Lauren (Phil) Krause, John Gonzalez Jr., Michael (Donna) Gonzalez, Diana Gonzalez, Jessica (Eric) Greenwald, Melissa (Christopher) Ybarra-Robinson, Diana Ybarra, Richard Ybarra Jr., Rose Ybarra, Louis Jasso and Ignacio Jasso Jr.   Adored great grandmother of Alysia& Dylan Holmes, Briah, Chloe & Eli Drewry, Alessandra & Orlando Ybarra, Enrique Ybarra-Barrios, Mia & Zoey Trevino, Jaxson & Ava Krause, Kathren & Bella Gonzalez, Anthony Tirado, Ivan Dondiego Jr., Gabriel, Grace & Eric Jr. Greenwald and Brantley Robinson.  Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews.  Josie was preceded in death by her siblings Luis A. (late Candelaria) Fernandez, Andrea (late Merce) Gonzales, Refugio A. Fernandez, Valentin A. (Agapita) Fernandez, Salvador A. Fernandez, Rosalio A. (Ida) Fernandez, Juanita (late Norberto) Balderas, Frances (late Estanislao) Herrera and John (late Linda) Rivera.  While living in South Chicago, our mom became an avid bingo player.  She enjoyed following bingos by going to the different churches seven days a week.  Eventually, going to the bingo centers were replaced by casinos.  Mom loved traveling to Las Vegas so much that she made several trips a year to the “Gambling Capital of the World”.  Mariachi music was her favorite. She loved listening to and dancing, anytime, with the sounds of the mariachi.  And of course, our mom was a great cook/baker.  Her family always enjoyed her home cooked meals (especially the tamales) and when she would bake her lemon meringue pies.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 10am DIRECTLY AT Jesus, Shepherd of Souls Parish (St. Andrew worship site), 768 Lincoln Ave., Calumet City.  Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.  Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, face masks and social distancing will be required at the church and cemetery.  Elmwood Chapel, Chicago entrusted with arrangements.  773-731-2749 www.elmwoodchapel.com

Funeral Mass:
Jesus, Shepherd of Souls Parish (St. Andrew worship site)
768 Lincoln Avenue
Calumet City, Illinois 60409
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 10:00 am

Holy Cross Cemetery
801 Michigan City Rd.
Calumet City, Illinois 60409

"Monica and Family, Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers. "
- Luis and Lourdes Lacayo
November 16, 2020 9:51 am

"My deepest sympathy to the Ybarra family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May Josephine's soul rest eternally at peace."
- David J
November 16, 2020 7:14 pm

"So very sorry for your loss. Josie and John we will keep you in our thoughts...."
- Joseph Danick
November 16, 2020 10:18 pm

"Dear Josie and family, Our hearts are with you at this time. You have been a loving and faithful daughter to your Mom. Know that she is at peace now with no more pain. Love, Bonnie and Joe"
- Joe and Bonnie Danick
November 17, 2020 11:55 am

"Dear Monica and familia We send our deepest Condolences and Prayers for Strength for each other Wish we where there to give you a hug Love you always May your Mother Rest In Eternal Peace"
- Leticia & Richard Sixtos
November 17, 2020 7:39 pm

Candles Lit
"Tia, you will be missed, I know now your with my Too and all the loved one's that passed before you,they were waiting for you so the can have a big family party, I can see you all dancing up a storm right now,rest in peace Tia, I know God received you with open arms. Love you Tia Josie,"
- Lupe and Pay Alvarez
November 14, 2020 5:35 pm

"You will be missed Tia. Love you! Melisa "
- Melisa Gonzales Lopez
November 15, 2020 11:44 am

"I was saddened to learn of the death of your mother, please accept my sincere sympathy. My thoughts will be with all of you in the hour of grief."
- Blanca Franco
November 15, 2020 8:03 pm

"My grandma, I have so many beautiful memories of you. They keep coming to mind. I’m so grateful for that. May you Rest In Peace in Heaven. Hug and kiss grandpa for us until we all meet again. You are loved and missed. "
- Laurie Holmes
November 19, 2020 4:12 pm