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Fairy Oldani
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Fairy Oldani, 98, passed away at 9:13 a.m. Sunday, July 30, 2017, at the Anchor at River to River Assisted Living in Marion.
Fairy and her husband, Jim were the owners of the Illinois Cafe in Herrin for 32 years.
Fairy loved to play golf and continued to play until she was 94 years old. She was a lifetime member at Franklin County Country Club. She also played regularly at Jansco’s and Green Acres Golf Courses. Like the rest of the Oldani family, she was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, of which she was very proud, as they were of her. She was a sweet, kind and gentle lady.
She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin.
Fairy was born on April 5, 1919 in Herrin, IL to Paul and Grace (Solomon) Ament.
She married James M. Oldani on Oct. 29, 1938, in Herrin. He preceded her in death on February 11, 1995.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Vicki Oldani of St. Charles, MO, and Paul and Karen Oldani of Carbondale; four grandchildren, Tina (Kent) Lohmann of St. Charles, MO, T.J. (Nichole) Oldani of St. Charles, MO, James (Heather) Oldani of Bartlett, IL and Michael Oldani of Fairfield, CA; seven great-grandchildren, Keenan Oldani, Jasmine Oldani, Brittany (Tyler) Nagy, Kyle Shockley, Allie Lohmann, Carson Lohmann, Mia Oldani, and one great great granddaughter, Savannah Nagy. She had many friends, many who preceded her in death and continually made more throughout her life.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; an infant son, James Louis Oldani.
Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 4, 2017 at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin with Msgr. Ken Schaefer officiating. Burial will be in San Carlo Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the funeral home.

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11:00 AM
Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home

2704 South Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948





5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home

2704 South Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948

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San Carlo Cemetery

c/o OLMC
316 West Monroe
Herrin, IL 62948

Memorial Contribution

OLMC Church Fund

316 West Monroe Street
Herrin, IL 62948

Hospice of Southern Illinois

204 Halfway Road
Marion, IL 62959

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